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Topic: Political and cultural expansion in Tang China 

World History

 Standard 14.  Understands major developments in East Asia and Southeast Asia in the era of the Tang Dynasty from 600 to 900 CE
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands geographic and political features of Tang China (e.g., the imperial conquests of the empire in Southeast and Central Asia; the locations of major cities in Tang China and their attraction for diverse people of differing religions; major geographical features of the area incorporated by the Tang Dynasty, the location of the network of canals, and how the Great Canal changed life in China; features of government and administration of Tang China)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands geographic features of Tang China
     2.Understands political features of Tang China
     3.Knows the imperial conquests of the empire in Southeast and Central Asia
     4.Knows the locations of major cities in Tang China and their attraction for diverse people of differing religions
     5.Knows major geographical features of the area incorporated by the Tang Dynasty
     6.Knows the location of the network of canals in Tang China, and how the Great Canal changed life in China
     7.Knows features of government and administration of Tang China
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how Buddhism was introduced from Tang China to Korea and Japan (e.g., why the Korean emperor encouraged Japan to adopt this religion)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how Buddhism was introduced from Tang China to Korea
     2.Understands how Buddhism was introduced from Tang China to Japan
     3.Understands why the Korean emperor encouraged Japan to adopt the Buddhist religion
   Benchmark 3.Understands the culture and technological achievements of Tang China (e.g., the ideals and values of everyday life expressed in the poetry, landscape, painting, and pottery of the Tang Dynasty; the system of roads and canals in Tang China; the extent of the Tang Empire, the trade routes used by the empire, and the products exchanged; major technologies developed under the Tang Dynasty, how these technologies influenced Tang society and spread to other regions)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the cultural achievements of Tang China
     2.Understands the technological achievements of Tang China
     3.Knows the ideals and values of everyday life expressed in the poetry, landscape, painting, and pottery of the Tang Dynasty
     4.Understands the system of roads and canals in Tang China as a technological achievement
     5.Knows the extent of the Tang Empire
     6.Knows the trade routes used by the Tang empire
     7.Knows the products exchanged along trade routes in the Tang empire
     8.Knows major technologies developed under the Tang Dynasty
     9.Understands how technologies developed under the Tang Dynasty influenced Tang society
     10.Understands how technologies developed under the Tang Dynasty spread to other regions
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands social and political characteristics of the reunification of China (e.g., the process of political centralization and economic reforms that marked China's reunification under the Sui and Tang dynasties, the roles of women and family)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands social characteristics of the reunification of China
     2.Understands the process of political centralization that marked China’s reunification under the Sui and Tang dynasties
     3.Understands the economic reforms that marked China’s reunification under the Sui and Tang dynasties
     4.Understands the role of women under the reunification of China
     5.Understands the role of the family under the reunification of China
   Benchmark 2.Understands features of cultural life in various regions of China (e.g., differences between the lifestyles and living conditions in rural areas and urban communities during the Tang Dynasty, and how urban centers influenced growth in the arts; the significance of Chinese popular culture from the Tang Dynasty onward; the place of poetry and painting in the lives of scholar-officials in China, the values of the Chinese elite, and attitudes of poets toward the common people)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands differences between the lifestyles and living conditions in rural areas and urban communities during the Tang Dynasty
     2.Understands how urban centers in Tang China influenced growth in the arts
     3.Understands the significance of Chinese popular culture from the Tang Dynasty onward
     4.Understands the place of poetry and painting in the lives of scholar officials in Tang China
     5.Knows the values of the Chinese elite in Tang China
     6.Understands attitudes of poets toward the common people in Tang China
   Benchmark 3.Understands the influence of Chinese culture on different countries (e.g., the political and cultural influence of Tang China in East Asian countries such as Korea, Vietnam, and Japan; the uniqueness of the Chinese writing system and how Japan adapted this system to fit the spoken language of Japan)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the political of Tang China in East Asian countries such as Korea, Vietnam, and Japan
     2.Understands the cultural influence of Tang China in East Asian countries such as Korea, Vietnam, and Japan
     3.Understands the uniqueness of the Chinese writing system
     4.Understands how Japan adapted the Chinese writing system to fit the spoken language of Japan