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Topic: China in the 10th-13th centuries 

World History

 Standard 19.  Understands the maturation of an interregional system of communication, trade, and cultural exchange during a period of Chinese economic power and Islamic expansion
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the impact of urbanization and commercial expansion on Chinese society between the 10th and 13th centuries (e.g., the effects of major technological and scientific inventions in the Song era on Chinese life, China's trade with Southeast Asia and the lands rimming the Indian Ocean, how this trade affected China internally)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact of urbanization on Chinese society between the 10th and 13th centuries
     2.Understands the impact of commercial expansion on Chinese society between the 10th and 13th centuries
     3.Understands the effects of major technological and scientific inventions in the Song era on Chinese life
     4.Knows features of China’s trade with Southeast Asia and the lands rimming the Indian Ocean
     5.Understands the effects on Chinese society of China’s trade with Southeast Asia and the lands rimming the Indian Ocean
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how Confucianism changed between the 10th and 13th centuries (e.g., the impact of major dynastic changes in China on Confucianism; the synthesis of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism created by Zhu Xi to form neo-Confucianism)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact of major dynastic changes in China on Confucianism
     2.Understands the synthesis of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism created by Zhu Xi to form neo Confucianism
   Benchmark 2.Understands the social and economic elements of Song China (e.g., how improved agricultural production and increased trade helped the growth of cities and the merchant class in Song China; the traditional social attitudes of China toward merchants and commercial activity; significant achievements and developments of the Song Dynasty, the rigors and class restrictions of the civil service examination in Song China)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the social elements of Song China
     2.Understands the economic elements of Song China
     3.Understands how improved agricultural production and increased trade helped the growth of cities and the merchant class in Song China
     4.Knows the traditional social attitudes of China toward merchants and commercial activity
     5.Knows significant achievements and developments of the Song Dynasty
     6.Understands the rigors and class restrictions of the civil service examination in Song China
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands religious, social, and political aspects of the Song Dynasty (e.g., the importance of women of gentry families in preserving and transmitting Chinese cultural values; Chinese advancements in alchemy, astronomy, and medicine; the values of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism as reflected in Song art; changes in the social and moral status of women as reflected in the practice of foot binding; the attitudes of typical Chinese gentlemen toward women, family, servants, tenants, and social inferiors; the debate during the Song Dynasty about how the government should respond to rapid social and economic change)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands religious aspects of the Song Dynasty
     2.Understands social aspects of the Song Dynasty
     3.Understands political aspects of the Song Dynasty
     4.Understands the importance of women of gentry families in preserving and transmitting Chinese cultural values
     5.Knows Chinese advancements in alchemy
     6.Knows Chinese advancements in astronomy
     7.Knows Chinese advancements in medicine
     8.Understands the values of Confucianism as reflected in Song art
     9.Understands the values of Taoism as reflected in Song art
     10.Understands the values of Buddhism as reflected in Song art
     11.Understands changes in the social and moral status of women as reflected in the practice of foot binding
     12.Knows the attitudes of typical Chinese gentlemen toward women, family, servants, tenants, and social inferiors
     13.Understands the debate during the Song Dynasty about how the government should respond to rapid social and economic change
   Benchmark 6.Understands significant religious and economic aspects of Chinese society between the 10th and 13th centuries (e.g., the impact of economic growth on Chinese society and how it affected the gentry class; how Zhu Xi's basic ideas of Neo-Confucianism affected Chinese society, government, and education)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands significant religious aspects of Chinese society between the 10th and 13th centuries
     2.Understands significant economic aspects of Chinese society between the 10th and 13th centuries
     3.Understands the impact of economic growth on Chinese society and how it affected the gentry class
     4.Understands how Zhu Xi’s basic ideas of Neo Confucianism affected Chinese society, government, and education