Ancient China Geography


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Ancient China Geography

  1. 1. ANCIENT CHINA Geography
  2. 2. HUANG HE RIVER Also called the Yellow River, this is the second longest river in China and the 7th longest in the world. It is located in northern China. The first civilizations in China were built along the Huang He River. On your map, trace the Huang He River in YELLOW and label it.
  3. 3. CHANG JIANG RIVER Also known as the Yangtze River, this river is the longest in China and the third longest in the world. This river crosses central China for about 3,400 miles and empties into the Yellow Sea. Trace the Chang Jiang River in BLUE on your map and label it.
  4. 4. YELLOW SEA The Yellow Sea is located at the eastern border of China between China and the Korean Peninsula. The name comes from the sand particles from the Gobi Desert which turns the surface of the water yellow. Color the Yellow Sea YELLOW on your map.
  5. 5. YELLOW SEA JULY 2013
  6. 6. HIMALAYA The Himalayas are located in southwest China and contain some of the highest peaks in the world. Mount Everest is located in the Himalayas. Draw ^^^ in black on your map to indicate mountains and label them.
  7. 7. TIAN SHAN The Tian Shan is a mountain range located in central China. The highest peak in the Tian Shan is Victory Peak. Draw ^^^ in black on your map to indicate mountains and label them.
  8. 8. KUNLUN SHAN The Kunlun Shan is one of the longest mountain ranges in Asia. It extends from the Tibetan Plateau to the North China Plain. Draw ^^^ in black on your map to indicate mountains and label them.
  9. 9. GOBI DESERT The Gobi Desert is located along China’s northern border, close to Mongolia. It is one of the largest deserts in the world. On your map, color the Gobi Desert area in BROWN.
  10. 10. TAKLIMAKAN DESERT The Taklimakan Desert is located between the Kunlun Shan and Tian Shan Mountains. Color the area of the Taklimakan desert in BROWN and label it.
  11. 11. SHANG EMPIRE It is believed that the Shang built the first of the cities in China in the Huang He valley. One such city is Anyang. The kings treated people poorly leading to a loss of support. Mark the city of Anyang on your map with a black dot and label it.
  12. 12. ZHOU EMPIRE An aristocrat named Wu Wang led a rebellion and defeated the Shang. Wang then began the Zhou Dynasty which ruled for more than 800 years – longer than any other dynasty. Locate the cities of Luoyang and Xian along the Huang He River, mark them with black dots, and label them.