Empires in East Asia

600 -1350 A.D.

Empires in East Asia 

$150 for 5 weeks

Teacher

Allison Bruning

Textbook

We will be using "World History: Patterns of Interaction, Student Edition Survey" by Holt McDougal. ISBN: 978-0547491127. This textbook is available on Amazon.

Homework

Homework assignments are given through Classcraft. Students will have 4 - 8 assignments per week that build from simple to complex. The homework listed below is the final assignment (complex one) for that week in Classcraft. 

Subjects

History

Ages

12 - 18  years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: Tang and Song China

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify Tang Taizong, Wu Zhao, movable type, and gentry.

Students will explain which Chinese invention would be most useful to them in a society they had created. 

Students will summarize the lives and historical contributions of Tang Taizong and Wu Zhao.

Students will describe what resulted from the revival and expansion of the civil service system. 

Students will infer how the spread of mathematical ideas from China may have affected other countries. 

Students will examine the develop of acupuncture and how it has recently spread into Western medicine.

Students will analyze how Chinese poetry reflects Chinese philosophy.

Students will infer how the practice of foot binding reflected the changing statues in Chinese women. 

Students will analyze the technological advances during Tang and Song China. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 327.

2) Read pages 330 - 334 in course textbook.

Session 2: The Mongol Conquests

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify pastoralist, clan, Gengis Khan, and Pax Mongolica.

Students will summarize the life and historical contributions of Genghis Khan.

Students will infer how might a strong, organized empire defend its frontier.

Students will analyze how the Mongol army operated. 

Students will summarize some of the tactics Genghis Khan used in war. 

Students will examine the spread of the Mongol Empire.

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 2 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 334.

2) Read pages 335 - 338 in course textbook.

Session 3: The Mongol Empire

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Kublai Khan and Marco Polo.

Students will infer how the Chinese might have felt about their lack of power in Kublai's government. 

Students will summarize the lives and historical contributions of Kublai Khan and Marco Polo.

Students will analyze why Kublai Khan employed Marco Polo.

Students will examine the factors that contributed to the decline and fall of the Yuan Dynasty.

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 3 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 338.

2) Read pages 339 - 343 in course textbook.

Session 4: Feudal Powers in Japan

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Shinto, samurai, Bushido and shogun.

Students will explain how Chinese culture spread to Japan.

Students will analyze Japaneses art and samurai. 

Students will analyze why Kublai Khan employed Marco Polo.

Students will examine the advantages that were there to preserving the imperial dynasty, even if it lacked real power. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 4 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 343.

2) Read pages 344 - 347 in course textbook.

Session 5: Kingdoms of Southeast Asia and Korea

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Khmer Empire, Angkor Wat and Koryu Dynasty.

Students will infer what the size and splendor of Angkor Wat suggest about the empire that had constructed it. 

Students will summarize how Vietnam's culture was influenced by Chinese culture.

Students will compare the Koryu government and the early imperial government of Japan.

Students will analyze the current relationship between North and South Korea. 

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