CHESTNUTS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Oracle Bones

Lesson: History

Class: Malala class Year: 2017 - 2018

In our history topic the Shang Dynasty, we have been learning about Divination Ceremonies. This is where Shang priests would collect 'dragon bones' and carve messages on them for the gods to answer. The priests would then burn the bones with red-hot sticks to make them crack. The cracks would then be interpreted and the questions answered!

 

We had a go at making our own oracle bones and decortating them with Ancient Chinese Symbols. See if you can spot yours!