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Writing Rachel
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  • 1. Writing In Ancient China and Today
  • 2. Ancient Chinese Writing
    • The Shang Dynasty was the first Chinese Dynasty to write down their history.
    • The symbols often resembled what they were supposed to stand for.
  • 3. Oracle Bones
    • Early Chinese writing was written on oracle bones.
    • These oracle bones were usually turtle shells or animal bones.
    • To use oracle bones, a question was written on the bone and the bone was placed over the fire. The way it cracked told the answer to the question.
  • 4. Writing Develops
    • After people stopped writing on oracle bones, they mostly wrote on bronze vessels.
    • The script used to do this was called Greater Seal script.
    • It was used for about 400 years before it vanished.
  • 5. Chinese Writing Today
    • Modern Chinese writing has evolved off of early Chinese writing.
    • It has become simpler to draw the characters as the lines are simplified.
    • Some of the characters, however, no longer look like exactly what they are supposed to represent.
  • 6. American Writing
    • Unlike the ancient Chinese, our writing system contains characters that stand for a sound, not a word.
    • Our characters also don’t look like what they are supposed to represent.
    • One thing that they have in common, though, is that the written word lets people communicate with others over long distances.
  • 7. Resources
    • www.wikipedia.org
    • www.char4u.com
    • www.euroasiasoftware.com

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