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    DescriptionGreat Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-on projects for readers ages 9 and up. Great Ancient China Projects covers topics from porcelain pottery, paper, gunpowder, and dynasties, to martial arts, medicinal healers, jade carvers, and terracotta warriors. With step-by-step activities, kids will learn how to construct a house with proper feng shui and create a simple Chinese hanging compass. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach kids about this innovative society and its continued influence on modern culture.


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    Title
    Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lance Kramer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 122
    Width: 201 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781934670026
    ISBN 10: 1934670022
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1F
    BIC E4L: NFXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y5.1
    BIC subject category V2: YQH, YBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 216
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Libri: I-C9
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Book Type: JN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    Ingram Subject Code: C9
    BISAC V2.8: JNF025030
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22920
    BISAC V2.8: JNF001000, JNF025020
    BIC subject category V2: 1F
    DC22: 931
    B&T Approval Code: X01931500, X01705000
    BISAC V2.8: JNF015000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: X01932000
    DC22: 745.0951
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 745/.0951
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: TT101 .K73 2008
    Thema V1.0: YBG, YPJH
    BIC E4L: NXX, YHY
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1F
    Illustrations note
    b/w illus
    Publisher
    Nomad Press
    Imprint name
    Nomad Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    White River Junction
    Author Information
    Lance Kramer is a journalist and former ESL teacher. He has been fascinated with Ancient China since the very first time he saw photos of the Great Wall as a young child. This love of history led him to study Asian and Middle Eastern history at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Lance is passionate about finding new and creative ways to share history with kids and keep the stories of other cultures engaging, alive, exciting and fun.
    Review quote
    Children's Literature "In ancient China, wise scholars were experts in many subjects. This book will give young scholars the opportunity to learn about many of the same subjects. The book explains the dynasties, famous and influential Chinese citizens, and many of the inventions that came from China... This book is a great resource for adults teaching children about China or any of the disciplines rooted in China." Children's Indie Next List Book Pick, Fall 2008 David Ehrlich, Professor of Film and Television Studies, Dartmouth College "An engrossing read for children and young people. The integrated hands-on projects offer the young reader the chance to experience the excitement of technical and scientific discovery." Joan Kvitka, Education Director, Portland Classical Chinese Garden "Children of all ages will gain a new appreciation for the complex ideas and inventions of China's history across 5,000 years." Allan Cho, Editor-in-Chief, Perspectives Newspaper "Great Ancient China Projects is a useful book for educators, covering ancient Chinese culture in an easily understandable, highly engaging manner. It's an essential and long overdue tool for all classroom teachers." Ray Bartlett, travel writer "Great Ancient China Projects promises to interest kids of all ages in the history of ancient China and inspire them to travel beyond their own borders. Fun tidbits add humor and insight to the topics covered." Willamette Week Portland, OR "For kids, learning about ancient China has always been a total snooze... until now! "
    Back cover copy
    "Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself" explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-on projects for readers ages 9 and up. "Great Ancient China Projects" covers topics from porcelain pottery, paper, gunpowder, and dynasties, to martial arts, medicinal healers, jade carvers, and terracotta warriors. With step-by-step activities, kids will learn how to construct a house with proper feng shui and create a simple Chinese hanging compass. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach kids about this innovative society and its continued influence on modern culture. "Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself" meets common core state standards in language arts for reading informational text and literary nonfiction. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.