Have you ever worn silk? Eaten rice? Used a calendar? All these things came from ancient China. More than 2,000 years ago, the ancient Chinese invented tools and treasures that still shape our lives. Find out where the ancient Chinese lived, what their lives were like, and what happened to them. Discover how they changed the world!
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"Written to meet new standards that introduce ancient cultures in the early grades, these books share a common format.... Each book's four chapters introduce the country's culture and describe its people's daily lives, major achievements, and eventual decline or conquest. Captions provide nearly as much information as the text, and some ask questions to guide reading or elicit critical thinking. Each book includes a...retelling of the culture's creation story or important folklore. Although not exceptional, these books provide basic introductory information...making them strong additional purchases for elementary schools." (School Library Journal, Series Made Simple)