• Empires of Asia  

     Empires of Asia

     Objective:  Students will use Google Classroom to evaluate how the 
    Asian civilizations of China and Japan were great centers of learning and 
    culture.  In China, a series of dynasties ruled a unified land and made 
    many advances in technology, economy, and culture.  To the east, Japan 
    reached a golden age of art and literature by blending the Chinese culture to 
    its own.  Japan's developed a government run by generals called shoguns and 
    warriors known as samurai.

    Essential Questions: How did China change after the fall of the Han 
    Dynasty?  How did the Japanese blend borrowed customs and native traditions 
    into a unique culture?

    Social Studies Standards:
    6.2.8.A.4.a Analyze the role of religion and other means rulers used to unify and centrally govern expanding territories with diverse populations.

    6.2.8.A.4.b Compare and contrast the Japanese and European systems of feudalism and the effectiveness of each in promoting social, economic, and political order.

    6.2.8.B.4.a Explain how geography influenced the development of the political, economic, and cultural centers of each empire and well as the empires’ relationships with other parts of the world.

    6.2.8.B.4.e Analyze the motivations for civilizations to modify the environment, determine the positive and negative consequences of environmental changes made during this time period, and relate these changes to current environmental challenges.

    6.2.8.B.4.f Explain how the geographies and climates of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas influenced their economic development and interaction or isolation with other societies.

    6.2.8.C.4.a Explain the interrelationships among improved agricultural production, population growth, urbanization, and commercialization.

    6.2.8.D.4.a Analyze the role of religion and economics in shaping each empire’s social hierarchy, and evaluate the impact these hierarchical structures had on the lives of various groups of people.

    6.2.8.D.4.e Analyze the immediate and long-term impact on China and Europe of the open exchange between Europe and the Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty.

    6.2.8.D.4.g Evaluate the importanceand enduring legacy of the major achievements of the people living Asia, Africa (Islam), Europe and the Americas over time.

    Language Arts Standards:

    06-08.RH.07 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

    06-08.WST.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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