Leadership – Imperial China Case Study


This unit will focus on leadership and what that means in different contexts.  We will use Imperial China as a case study but we will also look at other periods of time and settings.

Key Questions:

What helps to make a leader effective?

What does effective mean in this context?

Is it important for leaders to be strong?

What does strong mean in this context?

Key Concept:  Systems

Related Concepts: Power

Global Context: Identities and relationships


TED Talks – Leadership


Create a timeline for the period:
221 B.C. – 1279 A.D.

Timeline activity

Timeline websites:


Read this first.

Then use one of the following to make your timeline:




First Emperor: Qin Shihuangdi

Ming Dynasty