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Topic: Asia in the era of expanding European power 

World History

 Standard 30.  Understands transformations in Asian societies in the era of European expansion
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands social and political features of Japanese society under the Tokugawa shogunate (e.g., centralized feudalism in Japan and how Japan achieved political stability, economic growth, and cultural dynamism; the nature of the relationship between Japan and European powers between the 16th and 18th centuries)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands social features of Japanese society under the Tokugawa shogunate
     2.Understands political features of Japanese society under the Tokugawa shogunate
     3.Understands characteristics of centralized feudalism in Japan
     4.Understands how Japan achieved political stability, economic growth, and cultural dynamism
     5.Understands the nature of the relationship between Japan and European powers between the 16th and 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 2.Understands trade patterns and relations between Europe and China (e.g., how well the Chinese government was able to control European trade within its borders and the extent of European commercial penetration; trade routes and major port cities used by the Europeans in their trade with China, and why Gangzhou [Canton] was central in this trade; the trade relationship between Britain and China in the 18th century)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how well the Chinese government was able to control European trade within its borders
     2.Understands the extent of European commercial penetration into China
     3.Knows trade routes and major port cities used by the Europeans in their trade with China
     4.Knows why Gangzhou (Canton) was central in European trade with China
     5.Understands the trade relationship between Britain and China in the 18th century
   Benchmark 4.Understands features in the development of Korean and Japanese culture (e.g., why Korea was called the "Hermit Kingdom" before 1800, the role and status of women in Tokugawa Japan, the roots and development of 17th-century Japanese art forms)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands features in the development of Korean culture
     2.Understands features in the development of Japanese culture
     3.Understands why Korea was called the "Hermit Kingdom" before 1800
     4.Understands the role and status of women in Tokugawa Japan
     5.Understands the roots and development of 17th century Japanese art forms
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Knows the events that led to the demise of centralized control by the imperial Mughals and the ascent of Maratha and Sikh power in India
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the events that led to the demise of centralized control by the imperial Mughals
     2.Knows the events that led to the ascent of Maratha and Sikh power in India
   Benchmark 4.Understands the cultural, economic, and social structure of China during the period of European commercial expansion (e.g., cultural and economic achievements of the Chinese during the reigns of the Kangzi and Qianlong emperors; the major differences in the trading policies of the Ming and Manchu, the factors that contributed to these changes, and European products desired by the Chinese; aspects of life of the elite in China; the family and its role in Chinese society)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the cultural structure of China during the period of European commercial expansion
     2.Understands the economic structure of China during the period of European commercial expansion
     3.Understands the social structure of China during the period of European commercial expansion
     4.Knows the cultural achievements of the Chinese during the reigns of the Kangzi and Qianlong emperors
     5.Knows the economic achievements of the Chinese during the reigns of the Kangzi and Qianlong emperors
     6.Knows the major differences in the trading policies of the Ming and Manchu
     7.Knows the factors that contributed to changes in the trading policies of the Ming and Manchu
     8.Knows European products desired by the Chinese that affected trading policies
     9.Knows aspects of the life of the elite in China
     10.Understands the family and its role in Chinese society
   Benchmark 7.Understands Mughal responses to the expansion of European commercial and maritime power in Asia (e.g., Mughal efforts to control the expansion and influence of European trading centers in India, and how these compared to similar efforts by the Chinese and Japanese to regulate foreign trade and influence within their borders; the catalysts behind the military buildup of Emperor Aurazngzeb in 1700 and how he responded to growing maritime strength of the British and French)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands Mughal efforts to control the expansion and influence of European trading centers in India
     2.Understands how Mughal efforts to control European trading centers in India compared to similar efforts by the Chinese and Japanese to regulate foreign trade and influence within their borders
     3.Knows the catalysts behind the military buildup of Emperor Aurazngzeb in 1700 and how he responded to growing maritime strength of the British and French
   Benchmark 8.Understands foreign influences on Japanese and Chinese economies (e.g., the impact of American silver upon the Japanese and Chinese economies between the 16th and 18th centuries, the role the Portuguese and Dutch played in Japanese trade, and why Japan limited trade to the West but not to Asia)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands foreign influences on the Japanese economy
     2.Understands foreign influences on the Chinese economy
     3.Understands the impact of American silver upon the Japanese economy between the 16th and 18th centuries
     4.Understands the impact of American silver upon the Chinese economy between the 16th and 18th centuries
     5.Knows the role the Portuguese and Dutch played in Japanese trade
     6.Understands why Japan limited trade to the West but not to Asia
   Benchmark 9.Understands how the unification of Japan and the centralization of feudalism under Tokugawa rule compared to the rise of nation states in early modern Europe
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands events in the unification of Japan and the centralization of feudalism under Tokugawa rule
     2.Understands events in the rise of nation states in early modern Europe