Ancient China We are learning about Ancient China in second grade. Below is a list of many of the things we will be learning. This sheet will hopefully inform you as to what your second grader is learning and help in preparing for the final assessment at the end of our unit. We will be comparing Ancient China to the Native American tribes we have already studied and eventually to Ancient Egypt. Vocabulary o Ancient – long, long ago o Climate – the kind of weather an area has over a long period of time o Land – the shape of the land’s surface o Architecture – the design of buildings o Contribution – the act of giving or doing something Geography o Locating Asia on a world map o Locating China on a map of Asia Contributions o Written Language – characters, symbols o Inventions Kite Silk cloth Compass Bronze Fireworks o Architecture – the Great Wall Climate, Land and Plant Life o Climate – seasons o Land – Forests, hills, mountains, and deserts o Plant Life – a great variety Ancient people made contributions that affect the present world.