Teaching and Activities
What do historians think is the real story of the start of the Shang Dynasty? Children will research different sources; take turns being the principal characters in the story, Jie, Tang and the historian.
- To critique the mythical story of the start of the Shang Dynasty.
- To hot-seat the principle figures in the story of the Shang Dynasty.
- Explain what validity and reliability are when it comes to historical sources.
- Assess a source's validity and reliability.
- Take part in an improvised hot seating session.