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ERIC Number: ED470486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Chinese Philosophy. Grade 7 Model Lesson for Standard 7.3. World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times. California History-Social Science Course Models.
Zachlod, Michelle, Ed.
California State Standard 7.3 is delineated in the following manner: "Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structure of the civilizations of China in the middle ages." Seventh-grade students focus on the reunification of China under the Tang Dynasty and reasons for the spread of Buddhism; agricultural, technological, and commercial developments during the Tang and Sung periods; the influences of Confucianism; the importance of overland trade and maritime expeditions between China and other civilizations; the historic influence of such discoveries as tea, the manufacture of paper, wood block printing, the compass, and gunpowder; and the development of the imperial state. China in the Middle Ages provides a rich landscape in studying how a sophisticated global civilization maintained a traditional culture. With the stability regained by the Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasties, China solidified the political structure of a strong centralized government through practical methods of unifying the various Chinese subcultures. The lesson discusses the uses and significance of the topic; presentation and activities ("Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; "Culminating the Topic"); extended and correlated activities; resources for the sample topic; and contains two figures. Appended are selections from Confucian Teachings, Doist Teachings, and Buddhist Teachings; four readings about China; and three poems. Suggested time for lesson implementation is three to five class periods. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California; China