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Monsoon Winds to the "Land of Gold"

Description: For more than three thousand years, the ancient world was linked by elaborate trading routes that connected the Mediterranean World with Asia. As caravans carried goods on the Silk Road to the west, a parallel ocean trade had existed for centuries. A complex network of sailing ships, dependent on seasonal monsoon winds, carried cargoes from islands in Southeast Asia to ports throughout the ancient world. The demand for spices, worth their weight in gold, spurred a search for routes. This integrated unit introduces students to the trading networks and geographic factors that influenced the maritime spice trade from Southeast Asia to the Roman Empire and Han China during the period 100 BC to 100 AD. Students work in cooperative groups in a series of activities to learn how the ancient world was unified by this sea trade. Standards 6.6.7 and 6.7.3

Author: Kay Corcoran, Del Mar School

Lesson ID: 726

One Nation Under: Three Major Philosophies in China

Description: For hundreds of years the Chinese have lived with three predominant philosophies concurrently. For over 2000 years of China's history, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism (Taoism) have coexisted in the people's lives. Of these three, only Buddhism is an actual religion. The other two are philosophies. There was a fourth philosophy of Legalism, which gave absolute power to the legal ruler. Daoism, Confucianism, and Legalism emerged approximately 500 B.C.E. Buddhism came to China from India via the Silk Road approximately 65 C.E. The year is approximately 225 C.E. The Han Dynasty has collapsed and China is experiencing severe disunity and chaos. The Imperial Court of the Red Dragon has summoned you and your team of experts. The emperor expects you to resolve China?s problem of disunity and unite the empire under one emperor and one belief system. Research the major ideas of each of the four ideas and make a case for or against it as the ideal unifying idea for China. Standards 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 6.6.5, 6.6.8, 7.3.1, and 7.3.3

Author: Freda Kelly

Lesson ID: 1443

Poets, Politics, and Paintings: The Significance of Rivers in Chinese History

Description: This four-lesson plan looks into the significance of Rivers in Chinese history. In the first lesson, students examine the first Chinese valley civilizations on the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers around 3500 B.C.E., exploring the peculiarities of the two rivers and how they have affected the peoples dependent on them. The second lesson analyzes the role of water and rivers as understood by Taoist philosophy. Students are introduced to the historical background of Taoism and are asked to interpret basic Taoist philosophical concepts. The third lesson identifies the basic elements of classical Chinese landscape paintings and analyzes how they reflect the Taoist ideal of nature and the theme of water. Students are asked to sketch their own interpretations of Taoist thought. By introducing the contemporary Three Gorges Dam project on the Yangtze River, the fourth lesson analyzes to what extent water now is perceived and used differently from before. Students are split into groups, each representing a different side in the issue, and asked to debate the pros and cons of the Three Gorges Dam project. Standards 6.6.2 and 6.6.3

Author: Dalia Hochman, American Forum for Global Education

Lesson ID: 1482

Post Cards from China

Description: Learn about the geography and culture of China by designing a postcard from various regions and sites of China to send to a friend. Standard 6.6.0

Author: China: Dim Sum

Lesson ID: 840

Silk Route: 7000 Miles of History

Description: We are going back in time to the year 700, about 1,300 years ago to conduct trade along the sild road. You want to travel between the places marked on the map. There are no cars, trains, buses or airplanes. With your partner, plan a route that will let you travel from one of the locations to the other with your goods. Remember, there are physical obstacles in your way. Standards 6.6.7, 7.2.5 and 7.3.4

Author: Barbara Yingling

Lesson ID: 952

Spread of Buddhism

Description: Use Buddhist art to trace the spread of Buddhism in Asia. Study, compare, and contrast famous Buddhist art and Buddhist sites in Asia, noting differences you see in the images. These differences can help us realize how Buddhist art came to reflect local values as it spread. As part of the process, generalize on how ideas change and adapt as they travel from one place to another. Standards 6.6.8 and 7.3.1

Author: Xpeditions, National Geographic Society

Lesson ID: 1504

The Three Doctrines & Legalism

Description: Based on what people believe is the right and proper thing to do, their behavior or their response to a particular problem could be very different. Even if people behave in the same way, they may not behave that way for the same reasons. The ideas of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Legalism all existed in ancient China but each had a different belief about what was true and right. How would people from each point of view understand the answers to these questions? Standards 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 7.3.3 and 7.3.6

Author: Don Donn

Lesson ID: 1082

Tracing the Silk Road Mapping Activity

Description: Create a map of the Silk Road routes. Trace the routes of the caravans and of Marco Polo. The history of the Silk Road section is derived from the SPICE unit. Standards 6.6.7, 7.2.5 and 7.3.4

Author: Dim Sum: A Connection to Chinese-American Culture

Lesson ID: 1110

Women and Confucianism

Description: For 2,500 years Confucian teachings have influenced the thought and behavior of peoples in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. Using quotes from Confucian inspired writings, morality texts, and sayings based on later interpretations of the Confucian model of the family, determine what the role of women was in Asia until recent times. Standards 6.6.3 and 7.3.3

Author: Lynn Reese, Women In World History Curriculum

Lesson ID: 1277

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