China: Tombs and Ancestors

Ancient China: Tombs and Ancestors Web Activity

Instructions: Go to the link below about the tombs and ancestors of ancient China from the British Museum. 

After reaching the site: 
1. READ THE STORY
2. EXPLORE THE TOMBS
3. COMPLETE THE TOMB CHALLENGE

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN YOUR NOTEBOOK: 

Title the Section:  Tombs and Ancestors

You do not have to write the questions, but you do need to answer in complete sentences. 

Story question: 

1. If the gods were angry, the people would hold an ancestor ritual to bring better fortune. What type of things or rituals were done to appease the gods in an ancestor ritual? 

Tomb Exploration questions: 

2. What happened to servants and people close to the lord upon the death of the lord, and why were the servants buried within the tomb of the lord?   

3. What does the number of jade pieces in the lord's coffin teach us about the person? 

4. Why did the ancient Chinese store weapons in the tombs of their dead? 

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE ON TOMBS AND ANCESTORS IN ANCIENT CHINA: 

http://www.ancientchina.co.uk/tombs/home_set.html



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