Unit 6, Ancient China; Lesson 4: Geography Part 2

Note:  TTW= The Teacher Will; TSW= The Students Will; GCR= Google Classroom 

I.  Standard(s): 6.31-6.32

     A.  Clear Target:  I can demonstrate a general understanding of ancient China’s geography, and its impacts on the development of ancient China’s civilization.

     B.  Bell Ringer: 

          1.  TSW be able to answer the question below based on the previous lesson’s clear target in order to provide Closure for the previous day’s lesson:

               a.  Previous Day’s Lesson’s Closure Question(s): What is something that you have learned about Ancient China’s geography?

               b.  Review:  After the class has answered the question to the best of their ability, TTW assess if there needs to be a review of the previous day’s lesson.  If a review is needed, TTW have the students get out their notes and will review the material with them.

               c.  If no review is needed TTW have the students get ready for today’s lesson.

         2. TSW write the questions from Section D. Presentation of New Material, number 2. a-e in their notebooks and leave space under each question to answer it.  This will be graded at the end of the lecture.

     C.  Set: TTW lead a discussion on the clear target and or bell ringer to ensure that the students understand it/them.  TTW lead a discussion on the assignment from the day before to ensure understanding.

     D.  Presentation of New Material: 

           1.  TSW complete their notes by writing down the underlined portions of the presentation.  While the students are listening to the lecture, they will answer the questions that they wrote down in their notebooks for the bell ringer.  The notes that the students are to write down are underlined in the presentation.  The link for the video is below.

TSW watch the video and take notes on the underlined portions of the video. Here is the link to the video.

            2.  Lecture Questions:

a.  What are the names of the two major Chinese rivers discussed in the lecture?

b.  What river is also called the River of Sorrows and why is it called that?

c.  What is Loess?

d.  What river did the Chinese settle around first?

e.  What river did the Chinese settle around after the population grew, and what did this river become?

          3.  Video in Video N/A

          4.  Simulation:  N/A

          5.  Checks For Understanding (CFU):  Closure Question(s); quiz; Independent Practice

     E.  Guided Practice: TTW show the students how to get to the day’s presentation of new material and independent practice; and explain what they are doing to complete the day’s lesson.  TTW then choose a student at random to perform the same tasks.

    F.  Independent Practice (The assignments are due the next school day unless otherwise stated):  

1.  TSW complete their notes, and then they will complete the map on Ancient China’s geography.  The link for the map is here.

   G.  Closure:  TSW be able to answer the following question(s) in the next day’s class discussion: What have you learned about Ancient China’s rivers?

   H.  Assessment:  Question and answer/Discussions/The guided practice

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