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Topic: Asia after Mongol rule 

World History

 Standard 23.  Understands patterns of crisis and recovery in Afro-Eurasia between 1300 and 1450
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the origins and early expansion of the Ottoman Empire up to the capture of Constantinople in 1453
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the origins of the Ottoman Empire
     2.Understands early expansion of the Ottoman Empire up to the capture of Constantinople in 1453
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 5.Understands the significance of Timur the Lame (Tamerlane) (e.g., the impact of conquests in Southwest Asia, India, and Central Asia; how Timur's rule encouraged a flourishing of cultural life in Samarkand and the role his government played in the support of arts and sciences)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact of Timur’s conquests in Southwest Asia, India, and Central Asia
     2.Understands how Timur’s rule encouraged a flourishing of cultural life in Samarkand
     3.Knows the role Timur’s government played in the support of arts and sciences
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands shifts in the leadership and political climate in China (e.g., the events that led to the collapse of Mongol rule in China; the reconstitution of the Mongol Empire under the Chinese Ming Dynasty; economic and political reforms and other achievements of the Hongwu emperor in China, and how these reforms restored for the Ming Dynasty continuity with pre-Yuan Empires)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands shifts in the leadership in China
     2.Understands shifts in the political climate in China
     3.Knows the events that led to the collapse of Mongol rule in China
     4.Understands the reconstitution of the Mongol Empire under the Chinese Ming Dynasty
     5.Knows economic and political reforms and other achievements of the Hongwu emperor in China
     6.Knows how the reforms of the Hongwu emperor restored for the Ming Dynasty continuity with pre Yuan Empires
   Benchmark 10.Understands Timur the Lame's patronage of scholars, artists, and scientists at Samarkand; the extent to which the "Republic of Letters" was a widespread phenomenon; and evidence of cross-cultural communication among scholars and artists
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands Timur the Lame’s patronage of scholars, artists, and scientists at Samarkand
     2.Understands the extent to which the "Republic of Letters" was a widespread phenomenon in Afro-Eurasia between 1300 and 1450
     3.Knows evidence of cross-cultural communication among scholars and artists in Afro-Eurasia between 1300 and 1450
   Benchmark 11.Understands what accounts for the success of the Ottoman empire