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Year 7: Ancient China: Task Topics

Collage of Ancient China motifs


Ancient China: Life of Confucius. ClickView (11 min). 

Terracotta Warriors

Also see the Qin Dynasty page for some additional links. 

Terracotta army: The greatest archaeological find of the 20th century. BBC on YouTube (4 mins). 

Food and Medicine

Acupuncture and Moxibustion of Chinese Medicine. YouTube (8 min). 

The Silk Road

Also see the Han Dynasty page for some additional links. 

The Silk Road: Connecting the Ancient World Through Trade. Ted-Ed on Youtube (6 min). 

The First Emperor

Also see the Qin Dynasty page for additional links to biographical information on Qin Shi Huang.

Shi Huangdi, First Emperor of China. NBC News Learn on YouTube (4 min). 

Myths and legends

The Chinese myth of the immortal white snake. TED-Ed on YouTube (4 min). 

(TED-Ed has a playlist of Myths from around the World, which includes some other Chinese myths.)


Martial Arts

The extraordinary final test to become a Shaolin master. BBC on Youtube (8 min). 

This video demonstrates the skills of Kung Fu at the highest possible level as a candidate prepares to become a Shaolin warrior monk. 


The four great inventions that changed the world (China). Youtube (4 min). 


Ancient Chinese Weapons. Dailymotion (45 min.).