During the Chinese history, the inventions of products and technology developed rapidly. The "4 Great Inventions" emerged in China and included the paper, compass, gunpowder, and printing. These four inventions made a huge impact on the world. http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/focus/inventions.htm
This is one of the most interesting pieces that shows a simple but rather complete view of the Shang Dynasty. Starting with Shang Tang, the first ruler, to Di Xin, the last ruler of the Shang Dynasty. The Shang Dynasty ruled from 1,766 BC to 1,046, approximately 700 years.
This great, simple activity on the Great Wall of China includes a 1 page reading that highlights the history of the Great Wall from when it was first built through its role in protecting the Ming Dynasty from the Mongols.