Ms Niedzwiecki & World History

China Unit: 7.3 Big Idea:
How did the people of China contribute to the development of an interdependent world?


Your assessment for this unit is to write an essay on one of the sub-questions of the unit. You will also present your information for your sub-question to the class with your group. Your group will complete a short outline and present it to the class. You will then take a quiz over the sub-questions.
As a 7th grade historian the skills you will learn this unit include:

1) the process of historical discovery (research process)
2) questioning, determining importance, and outlining
3) writing a 5 paragraph essay

The essential questions and sub-questions are listed below. By March 4th you will be knowledgeable of all the answers to the questions listed below:

How did the geography of China effect its interaction with other countries during the Middle Ages?

- Did the geography of China connect China to the world? Why? or Why not?

How did the politics of China effect its interaction with other countries during the Middle Ages?

- Did the politics of the Tang Dynasty influence change and connect China to the world?
Why or Why not?
- Did changes between the Sui and Ming Dynasties influence connections to other countries?
Why or Why not?
- Did Genghis Khan influence change in China and make connections to the world?
Why or Why not?
- Did Kubli Khan influence change in China and make connections to the world?
Why or Why Not?
- Did the advancement in warfare influence change in China and make connections to the world? Why or Why not?

How did the economy of China effect its interaction with other countries during the Middle Ages?
- Did economic developments during the Tang dynasty influence change in China and make connections to the world? Why or Why not?
- Did economic developments during the Sung dynasty influence change in China and make connections to the world? Why or Why not?
- Did Marco Polo influence change in China and make connections to the world?
Why or Why not?
- Did the Silk Road influence change in China and make connections to the world?
Why or Why not?
How did the religion of China effect its interaction with other countries during the Middle Ages?
- Did the spread of Buddhism influence change in China and make connections to the world?
Why or Why not?
- Did Confucianism influence change in China and make connections to the world?
Why or Why not?
- Did Daoism influence change in China and make connections to the world? Why or Why not?

How did technological advancements effect China’s interaction with other countries during the Middle Ages?
- Did Chinese inventions such as tea, paper, wood-block printing, the compass, and gunpowder
- influence change in China and make connections to the world? Why or Why not?
How did education effect China’s interaction with other countries during the Middle Ages?
- Did the rise of the scholar class influence change in China and make connections to the world? Why or Why not?

How did the social structure of China effect China’s interaction with other countries during the Middle Ages?
- Did the role of women influence change in China and make connections to the world? Why or Why not?