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Topic: Major cultural trends in Asia between the 16th and 18th centuries 

World History

 Standard 30.  Understands transformations in Asian societies in the era of European expansion
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the role of art in conveying ideas in China and Japan (e.g., how nature is portrayed in Chinese and Japanese brush paintings)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how nature is portrayed in Chinese and Japanese brush paintings
   Benchmark 4.Knows what groups of people in India most frequently converted to Islam between the 16th and 18th centuries, and the major vehicle for conversion
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows what groups of people in India most frequently converted to Islam between the 16th and 18th centuries
     2.Knows the major vehicle for conversion to Islam in India between the 16th to 18th centuries
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands political, economic, and social aspects of Chinese society during the era of European expansion (e.g., how the Manchus overthrew the Ming Dynasty and the consequences of this event; demands and consequences of increasing population growth, agricultural output, commerce, and European trading networks in the Manchu Empire; treatment and opportunities open to women in 17th-and 18th-century China)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands political aspects of Chinese society during the era of European expansion
     2.Understands economic aspects of Chinese society during the era of European expansion
     3.Understands social aspects of Chinese society during the era of European expansion
     4.Knows how the Manchus overthrew the Ming Dynasty and the consequences of this event
     5.Understands demands and consequences of increasing population growth, agricultural output, commerce, and European trading networks in the Manchu Empire
     6.Knows the treatment of and opportunities open to women in 17th and 18th century China
   Benchmark 3.Understands how the spread of different religions affected various Asian countries (e.g., how and why Islam continued to expand in India, Southeast Asia, and China)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how and why Islam continued to expand in India
     2.Understands how and why Islam continued to expand in Southeast Asia
     3.Understands how and why Islam continued to expand in India, Southeast Asia, and China
   Benchmark 5.Understands the spread of Confucianism in various Asian cultures (e.g., how the rising popularity of Confucianism among the elites in Korea and Japan contributed to changes in the roles of women; how Confucianism was influenced by government and society in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the rising popularity of Confucianism among the elites in Korea and Japan contributed to changes in the roles of women
     2.Understands how Confucianism was influenced by government and society in China
     3.Understands how Confucianism was influenced by government and society in Japan
     4.Understands how Confucianism was influenced by government and society in Korea
     5.Understands how Confucianism was influenced by government and society in Vietnam
   Benchmark 6.Understands the evolution, recurring themes, and foreign influence in Japanese art and artists (e.g., Nikko and Katsuru rikyu, Sotabu screens, brush painting, works of Shiba Kokan) and how they reflected society
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the evolution of Japanese art and artists (e.g., Nikko and Katsuru rikyu, Sotabu screens, brush painting, works of Shiba Kokan)
     2.Understands recurring themes in Japanese art
     3.Understands foreign influences on Japanese art and artists (e.g., Nikko and Katsuru rikyu, Sotabu screens, brush painting, works of Shiba Kokan)
     4.Understands Japanese art reflected society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Understands the spread of different religions throughout the world (e.g., the varieties of Buddhism and Hindu practice and teaching that developed in Asia and their influence on social and cultural life; major world religions in the mid-18th century, their relative sizes, and their degrees of success at winning new converts; how the development of Buddhism in Japan compared to that in China)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the varieties of Buddhism and Hindu practice and teaching that developed in Asia
     2.Understands the influence of Buddhist and Hindu practices and teachings on social and cultural life in Asia
     3.Knows major world religions in the mid 18th century
     4.Knows the relative size of major world religions in the mid 18th century
     5.Knows the varying degrees of success of major world religions at winning new converts in the mid-18th century
     6.Understands how the development of Buddhism in Japan compared to that in China
   Benchmark 6.Understands how art, literature, and architecture reflect features of different cultures and religions (e.g., the influence of new currents in both Confucianism and Chinese art, architecture, and literature on cultural life in Korea, Vietnam, and Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries; the role of women in the Bhati movement of the 16th century, as reflected in the poetry of Mirabai; the Islamic and Hindu influences in the poetry of Kabir)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence of new currents in both Confucianism and Chinese art, architecture, and literature on cultural life in Korea, Vietnam, and Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries
     2.Understands the role of women in the Bhati movement of the 16th century, as reflected in the poetry of Mirabai
     3.Understands the Islamic and Hindu influences in the poetry of Kabir