Social Studies- Update

This week in Social Studies the focus has been on Ancient China. The students completed their investigation on a major religion by creating Informational Displays showing the major beliefs and creating an advice column from each religion’s perspective on common problems. I was really impressed with their understanding of the material and I have to say that we’ve got some very good artists on our team. The students also explored the Great Wall’s history, purpose, and lasting impact that continues to this day. Currently, the students are investigating the Silk Road and the effect that this trade had on China’s economy as well as culture.

Next week, the students will be making a timeline of some of the major dynasties in China’s history. This will be the last topic before we begin to review in preparation for a unit test next Friday.

Have a great weekend!