The Rise & Fall of the Qin Dynasty

Grades: 6 | Duration: 90 minutes

The building of the Great Wall, the unification of China, and the ending of centuries of war are depicted in this presentation about the First Emperor of China, Shi Huangdi. Students get to play the roles of influential characters of the Qin Dynasty and experience how society was run during Legalist rule.

Common Core State Standards

English Language Arts Standards

Speaking & Listening

  • 6.1c – Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
  • 6.1d – Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.
California State Board of Education

History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools

  • 6.6 – Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of China.
  • 6.6.5 – List the policies and achievements of the emperor Shi Huangdi in unifying northern China under the Qin Dynasty.