Darlington & Greer (2003) A History of People, Events and Cultures

Darlington et al. (2000) Heinemann Outcomes History: Ancient and Medieval

Ebrey, P.B. (1996) Cambridge Illustrated History: China, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge

Kiem, P. (2000) Ancient, Medieval & Early Modern Societies

Lawless, J., et al. (1996 & 2008), Unlocking the Past

Yang, L.  &  Capon, E. (2010), The First Emperor: China’s Entombed Warriors, Art Gallery of NSW


Handout article and cartoon Life, Death and the Afterlife in Ancient China and Egypt, read through, summarise in Venn diagram

The elixir of life: definition
– handout: wikipedia entry
– handout: Immortality pills lead to king’s death

Handout: Kenworthy, Examining the Evidence, Ch.9
– Read and annotate primary and secondary sources, and timeline and activities
– Excavating the tomb: a jigsaw activity where groups illustrate a pit they are allocated
– Qin Shihuang’s building projects, standardization of measures and weights etc

Handout: Sima Qian on the search for immortality

Handout: Elixir of life inChina, Europe andIndia’