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Thursday october 13, 2011

  1. 1. Thursday October 13, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Starter: How do we find out about past events? What resources can we use?<br />With the person next to you, Brainstorm a list of all of the various places and resources we can use to find out about the past.<br />Write your list on page 9 on your notebook<br />You have 10 minutes be prepared to share <br />
  3. 3. Oracle Bones – gives us details into ancient China and its history <br />
  4. 4. Oracle Bones<br />Oracle Bones were used by priests to predict the future. <br /> Taken from bones of cattle or sheep during the Shang dynasty, the script found on oracle bones is the oldest known from of the Chinese written language. <br />These writings are nearly 5,000 years old. <br />
  5. 5. Oracle Bones<br />Most of the content on the oracle bones was related to prophesy, or telling the future. <br />The ancient Chinese prophets, or diviners, used the bones as records.<br />They would often record topics that interested the kings from the Shang dynasty. <br />
  6. 6. Oracle Bones<br />Many of the questions concerned wars, hunting, weather, and ceremonies.<br />
  7. 7. Oracle Bones<br />The bones were usually divided into three sections: <br />a question concerning a prediction for the oracle, <br />the oracle’s answer or prediction, and whether <br />or not the answer or prediction was found to be correct. <br />
  8. 8. Oracle Bones<br />1. Why do you think the kings went to the priest with questions, especially questions about weather?<br />2. Why do you think the priest felt it was necessary to record the questions, predications, and verification in the bones?<br />
  9. 9. Oracle Bones<br />3. How are these bones helpful to us today?<br />
  10. 10. Expository – detailed description or discussion<br />Expository writing is meant to inform other of events, past occurrences, or other information.<br />When creating informative expository writing, one can use cause and effect as the main structure. <br />As you read find the effects of these major causes, create a cause and effect chart in your notebook page 11<br />
  11. 11. Causes Effects <br />1. The emperors of the late Zhou dynasty were not very strong and could not control their people<br />2. Qin Huang wanted to combine the walls in China and make them into one large wall.<br />3. The Silk Road was created.<br />4. The Boxer Rebellion occurred. <br />1. <br />2.<br />3.<br />4. <br />
  12. 12. Oracle Bones <br />1. Complete, The Telling Oracle Bone, and The Ancient Art of Writing in the folders.<br />2. Write your answers on page 10 of your notebook. Write your answers in complete sentences and re-state the question in your answer<br />3. To help find your answers, Read, Telling the Future, and History Makers, Chinese Writing, page 228 in your textbook <br />