How do empires collapse?

In this lesson we will take a quick look at some of the largest empires throughout history. We'll see that empires have risen and fallen since the first civilisations, and try and spot any common reasons for their downfalls. Then, we'll apply this learning to the collapse of the Shang Dynasty.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What was the name of the last Emperor of the Shang Dynasty?

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Q2.What was the name of the archaeologist who discovered Fu Hao's tomb?

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Q3.Emperor Tang was popular because he: (Tick ALL that apply):

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Q4.What was the currency used by people during the Shang Dynasty

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Q5.What was the name of the Dynasty that replaced the Shang Dynasty?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What was the name of the last Emperor of the Shang Dynasty?

1/5

Q2.What was the name of the archaeologist who discovered Fu Hao's tomb?

2/5

Q3.Emperor Tang was popular because he: (Tick ALL that apply):

Select three (3) boxes

3/5

Q4.What was the currency used by people during the Shang Dynasty

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Q5.What was the name of the Dynasty that replaced the Shang Dynasty?

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How do empires collapse?

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Q1.Who was the first emperor of the Shang?

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Q2.Which empire first made Baghdad its capital?

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Q3.Which empire first colonised countries around the world, including Brazil?

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Q4.King Zhou was considered a cruel and evil leader, who made bad decisions. Is this best described as a

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Q5.Empires usually collapse quickly and because of a single factor.

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How do empires collapse?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Who was the first emperor of the Shang?

1/5

Q2.Which empire first made Baghdad its capital?

2/5

Q3.Which empire first colonised countries around the world, including Brazil?

3/5

Q4.King Zhou was considered a cruel and evil leader, who made bad decisions. Is this best described as a

4/5

Q5.Empires usually collapse quickly and because of a single factor.

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Lesson summary: How do empires collapse?

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