You're about to enter the exciting world of ancient China! Go back in time to one of the most tumultuous and significant periods in Chinese history. You'll experience firsthand the conflict and creativity that shaped this civilization - from kings and nobles to great philosophers and humble farmers. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest book builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.