Ancient China

  • Ancient China
  • Learn about Ancient China right here! The first people seem to have reached China about 50,000 BC. Find out about the history, religion, clothing, and more! Presented by Kidipede


  • The Glory of Chinese Printing
  • Chinese printing is a unique art and writing technique that has been around since the ninth century. This website will give you tons of information about the history of Chinese printing. Click "Next" at the bottom of the page to see each page


  • Trade between the Romans and the Empires of Asia
  • How did people in ancient times get goods from places all around the world? What routes did they take? Check out this website to find out how the ancient Romans and the Empires of Asia did it!


  • Ancient China: Tombs and Ancestors
  • Ancestors were very important to the spiritual life of the people in Ancient China. When tombs were built, relatives made sure their loved ones would have all the tools and luxuries they would need in order to carry on their activities in the next life. Read a story about pleasing the ancestors and then explore an ancient tomb. Think you can choose the right objects for different people’s tombs based on their lives? Take the challenge and find out!


  • Ancient China: Crafts and Artisans
  • Learn about the culture of Ancient China through the art and every day products, such as pots, weapons, and jewelry, created by the country’s artisans. Visit different artists workshops, then read a story about the magical properties of jade. Think making cloth is easy? Take the Silkworm Challenge and find out!


  • Ancient China: Geography
  • The geography of a country has a significant impact on how the people who reside there live. On this interactive site, explore China’s terrain, as well as maps of Ancient China. Next, read a cultural myth about how humans were created. Then play a game, matching people and animals with the regions of the country where they belong


  • Ancient China: Time
  • China holds the record for being the longest surviving empire ever, but before all its warring states were united, three different dynasties ruled. Check out a cool interactive timeline of China’s history. Then read a myth about how the world was created. Finally, learn about the Shang calendar by helping the epigrapher arrange the symbols for days and cycles. Sound easy? Try it and see!


  • Ancient China: Writing
  • Chinese writing is very different from the way we write in English. On this site, explore the writing on ancient artifacts; then read a story about “dragon bones.” Think you understand this beautiful looking system of communication? Test yourself by taking the Writing Challenge – it’s harder than it looks!