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List of Benchmarks for World History 
 Standard 9.Understand how major religious and large-scale empires arose in the Mediterranean Basin, China, and India from 500 BCE to 300 CE
  
Topics1. Unification of China under the imperial dynasties ; 2. Empires and imperialism; 3. Social class structure and interactions; 4. Literary and artistic developments; 5. Nomadic peoples; 6. Science, technology, and society
   Level III (Grade 7-8)
  Benchmark 3.Understands fundamental social, political, and cultural characteristics of Chinese society under early imperial dynasties (e.g., the importance of the "Mandate of Heaven" to the success of the Zhou Dynasty and its development of imperial rule; the literary and artistic achievements of early imperial dynasties; the development and consequences of iron technology and the family division of labor system; comparisons between the Shang, Zhou, Quin, and Han Empires in areas they controlled and methods of government; the composition and stratification of Chinese society, and factors that gave individuals status; imperial attitudes and actions toward nomadic peoples along the borders of the kingdom)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  social characteristics of Chinese society under early imperial dynasties
B.  political characteristics of Chinese society under early imperial dynasties
C.  cultural characteristics of Chinese society under early imperial dynasties
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands fundamental social characteristics of Chinese society under early imperial dynasties   
  2. Understands fundamental political characteristics of Chinese society under early imperial dynasties   
  3. Understands fundamental cultural characteristics of Chinese society under early imperial dynasties   
  4. Understands the importance of the "Mandate of Heaven" to the success of the Zhou Dynasty and its development of imperial rule   
  5. Knows the literary and artistic achievements of early imperial dynasties of China   
  6. Understands the development and consequences of iron technology    
  7. Understands the development and consequences of the family division of labor system in China   
  8. Understands comparisons between the Shang, Zhou, Quin, and Han Empires in areas they controlled and methods of government   
  9. Understands the composition and stratification of Chinese society, including factors that gave individuals status   
  10. Knows imperial attitudes and actions toward nomadic peoples along the borders of the kingdom   


Citation Log: BD(BE,151,152;​C;​WE,91;​LE,226;​LI,225)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
L   Lessons from History
W   NCHS: World History, expanded edition

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document