Social Studies - 2018-19

3.2 - China & Egypt: Architecture, Inventions, the Calendar, and Written Language

The student will explain how the contributions of ancient China and Egypt have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, inventions, the calendar, and written language.

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

  • So that I can be able to explain certain modern situations, the study of history is essential to the progression of the human race
  • So we can learn about our society and culture by studying them
  • So I can learn that Ancient China and Ancient Egypt are both civilizations that contributed to our modern architecture, inventions, our calendar and written language



UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Ancient people made contributions that affect the present world.

ESSENTIALS

Terms to know

  • ancient: Long ago
  • architecture: The design of buildings
  • contribution: The act of giving or doing something

Contributions of ancient China and Egypt


ChinaEgypt
Written LanguageCharacters, symbolsHieroglyphics
InventionsKite, silk, cloth, compass, fireworksPaper made from papyrus, 365-day calendar, clock
ArchitectureGreat WallPyramids

Many inventions of ancient China and Egypt are still used today.

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jan 31, 2019