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  • China’s Huang River Valley Why did the people of China settle along the Huang He (River) despite the dangers of flooding?
  • Use your prior knowledge…
    • Why do people settle along the banks of rivers?
    • What have other civilizations done to control flood waters?
    • What do you predict will be the same about the Huang He River?
    • Different?
  • Huang He is also the Dragon River
    • Look at the shape of the Huang River.
    • The people of China believed that the river looked like a dragon.
    • What do you think?
  • Huang He is also the Yellow River
    • Loess is more!
    • Loess (les) is a fine yellow soil
    • It is useful for farming, but blows away easily in the wind.
    • It is called the Yellow River because it is the ________ river in the world!
    • At its mouth, it flows out into the ______ Sea.
    muddiest Yellow
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    • Amazing China slide show.
    • This might take a moment… but it is well worth the wait!
    Slideshow Ancient China
  • Levees keep the Huang River on its course.
    • Do you think the levees always did their job?
    • Yes?
    • No?
    • If you knew that the Huang He was also called China’s Sorrow, would that help you decide?
  • Terracing: Why did the Chinese create staircase like platforms used by farmers?
  • Was terracing created just because it was beautiful? YES!! NO! Tell me why?
  • http://library.thinkquest.org/3614/drawing2.htm The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
  • China JEOPARDY Don’t forget to phrase your answer as a question…