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Shang Dynasty Topic Activities:

 

Mapping China

 

Please get familiar with the geography of China.

 

 

Use this map from Twinkl to fill in with different geographical features. Below, you will find links to other mapping resources to aid you in this.

 

A link to a larger version can be found here: https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/federation-marys-and-hallingbury/UploadedDocument/76b2a49d25464aaf91386c4bbe0b0d69/china-map-twinkl.png

 

If you have an atlas at home, that will help! So too will online maps.

 

Visit this site to see a map showing the location of major Chinese cities. This site also links to maps showing each 

city's location more clearly, as well as the province it is in.

 

This page - also from the China Highlights website - shows Chinese provinces as well.

 

China Discovery has a wide range of maps of China for you to look at to help with your studies. 

 

There are maps of China's location in the world, of Chinese cities and provinces, of airports and railways,

of Chinese rivers, of panda bases, of tourist destinations and attractions.

 

 

Mapping Tasks 

 

LO: I can use maps to become familiar with the shape and borders of a country

 

Mild: When completing at least one of the tasks below, focus on drawing the outline of the country accurately and in proportion and focusing on features, such as bordering countries or cities or rivers.

 

Medium: When completing at least one of the tasks below, make comparisons between China and other familiar countries, including Great Britain. Consider the relative size and population of China.

 

Hot: When completing at least two of the tasks below, showing different aspects of Chinese geography (e.g. human features such as cities compared with natural features such as rivers), think about and discuss how the physical geography of China has affected the human population. For example, consider how the major rivers have influenced where people live and how they farm.

 

1) Draw your own outline map of China and its local countries. Label China, identify and label all the countries that border China to become familiar with the region. Alternatively, you can do this on a computer. This applies to any of the tasks below. Drawing the map will make you more familiar with the outline. 

 

2) Draw a map of China, showing the major rivers. Label them. What can you learn about these rivers, especially the Yangtze and the Yellow River?

 

3) Draw a map of China, showing the Great Wall. On your map, as well as showing the outline of the wall, add pictures showing what the wall looks like and a few fact files to describe it and its history.

 

4) Draw a map of China showing some of its major cities. Around the outside give interesting facts about some of these. You might want to include the population figures for some of them.

 

5) Draw a map of China showing the provinces. Again, add some interesting facts around the outside of the map.

 

6) Draw a map of China showing where different species of wildlife might be found, for example pandas. Add facts relating to these animals around the outside.

 

7) Draw a map of China showing landmarks and attractions that interest you, adding some background facts to the border of your map.

 

8) Draw maps of China or parts of China - for example cities or provinces - that reflect things that interest you. 

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