China's Empires

China's Empires Run Slideshow

Imagine a civilization that began 4,000 years ago – one with people, ideas, and inventions that remain influential today. Ready to turn back the clock to 2027 BCE and begin a journey through time? For kids studying ancient China, Kids Discover China’s Empires captures the essence of each dynasty with captivating images and text that paint a clear picture of the values its leaders held as well as its idiosyncrasies and contributions, including the Great Wall. Kids intrigued by eastern philosophy will enjoy learning about the great philosopher Confucius. They’ll also read about Daoism (or Taoism), a philosophy whose ideas are captured in The Tao of Pooh, a modern-day book that uses characters from Winnie the Pooh to explain the philosophy.

Kids familiar with Genghis Khan in pop culture can read about how, in real life, he and his grandson Kublai Khan expanded China through central Asia. Kids fascinated by the history of things can read about the invention of paper, sundials, and the first seismograph to detect earthquakes. They may be surprised to learn that the Silk Road was not actually a road at all! Visually oriented kids will want to dive into the maps and time lines showing the extent and dates of each dynasty.

Imagine a civilization that began 4,000 years ago – one with people, ideas, and inventions that remain influential today. Ready to turn back the clock to 2027 BCE and begin ...
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