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The Time Compass: Ancient China

19 minutes 47 seconds

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Beginning at 5,000 years B.C., this episode traces the Chinese dynasties to the time of Qin Shi Huang and the construction of the Great Wall of China. Next, the scene shifts to the birth of Confucius and the principles of Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. Viewers also learn about Chinese medicine, calligraphy, gardens, and Chinese inventions, including the creation of silk fabric. This naturally leads to the history of the Silk Road and Marco Polo's adventures in ancient China.

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Runtime: 19 minutes 47 seconds

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The Time Compass
Episode 1
19 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
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Episode 2
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Grade Level: 5 - 8
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Episode 3
19 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
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Episode 4
15 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
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Episode 5
19 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
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Episode 6
16 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
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Episode 7
18 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
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Episode 8
14 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
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Episode 9
19 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
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The Time Compass
Episode 10
16 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8

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    John F. (Moscow, PA)
    February 17th, 2021 at 07:58 AM

    Video was very useful in my 6th grade Social Studies classroom.

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    Gary B. (Sandy, UT)
    November 15th, 2019 at 03:30 PM

    Great materials. Make my job a lot easier.

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    Laura S. (Raeford, NC)
    March 23rd, 2017 at 11:27 AM

    This tied up our unit on China beautifully! It's great for all levels of learners in my class, and the kids always have questions after we finish watching the films.

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    Elizabeth L. (Redwood City, CA)
    March 7th, 2017 at 02:27 PM

    This is an excellent series that provides a good overview of the time period and all aspects of the civilization: social structure, religion, culture, government, achievements, etc.

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    LeAnn D. (Bunkie, LA)
    January 31st, 2017 at 11:37 AM

    My students love the Time Compass Series.