It was a very musical week at the history co-op. First we learned this song to help us remember the dynasties of China. The high school kids in the video did a great job and we love the song they taught us. Then we listened to two more songs about the dynasties of China. One was to the tune of Vogue and the other to We Didn't Start the Fire.
Here are the kids performing the China Dynasty Song.
Then we became familiar with a large timeline hung floor to ceiling.
The timeline had all the dynasties of China as well as the Celts, Vikings and Scythians which we studied previously in the history co-op. The kids each were given a few figures to add to the timeline. I have attached the figures below. You are welcome to print them for your own personal use.
China Timeline Figures 1
China Timeline Figures 2
Then the children made their own timelines by taping a long strip of register tape to two clothespin dowels and rolling them up. Each week they will get small figures to add to their timelines.
At home we read the the book The Legend of the Kite by Chen Jiang Hong. The illustrations contained scenes from China which were great for visual learners. I also enjoyed the legend.