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Topic: Developments in Japanese and Southeast Asian civilization 

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 2.Understands different elements of Japanese feudal society (e.g., Japanese government during the Kamakura and Ashikaga periods, and whether it was feudalism; the rise of the warrior class in feudal Japan and the values it prescribed; how the economic and social status of women and peasants changed in feudal Japanese society; how art and aesthetic values were cherished in the warrior culture in Japan and what this art reveals about Japanese values; how the Japanese successfully defended themselves against Mongol invasions in the 13th century)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands features of Japanese government during the Kamakura and Ashikaga periods, and whether it was feudalism
     2.Understands the rise of the warrior class in feudal Japan and the values it prescribed
     3.Understands how the economic and social status of women changed in feudal Japanese society
     4.Understands how the economic and social status of peasants changed in feudal Japanese society
     5.Understands how art and aesthetic values were cherished in the warrior culture in Japan and what this art reveals about Japanese values
     6.Knows how the Japanese successfully defended themselves against Mongol invasions in the 13th century
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands government and politics of the Kamakura period (e.g., similarities and differences between feudalism in Japan and medieval Europe; significant political events in the history of the Kamakura period)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands similarities and differences between feudalism in Japan and medieval Europe
     2.Knows significant political events in the history of the Kamakura period
   Benchmark 4.Understands influences on the development of Buddhist sects in Japan (e.g., how unique forms of Buddhism [sects] developed under the influence of social, political, and religious forces; the impact of the warrior culture on the lives of common people and the development of Buddhist sects)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how unique forms of Buddhism (sects) developed under the influence of social, political, and religious forces
     2.Understands the impact of the warrior culture on the lives of common people and the development of Buddhist sects
   Benchmark 5.Understands the development of Southeast Asian states (e.g., how Champa, Angkor, and Dai Vet accumulated power and wealth; the influence of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Hinduism on these states)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how Champa accumulated power and wealth
     2.Understands how Angkor accumulated power and wealth
     3.Understands how Dai Vet accumulated power and wealth
     4.Understands the influence of Confucianism on Champa, Angkor, and Dai Vet
     5.Understands the influence of Buddhism on Champa, Angkor, and Dai Vet
     6.Understands the influence of Hinduism on Champa, Angkor, and Dai Vet
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the struggle for Vietnamese independence from China and the subsequent reconstruction of Vietnamese society and government
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the struggle for Vietnamese independence from China
     2.Understands the reconstruction of Vietnamese society and government after Vietnamese independence from China
   Benchmark 7.Understands different social classes and gender roles in Japanese society (e.g., the influence of Buddhist sects on the samurai class; the role of social class, area, time, and age in determining women's experiences)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands different social classes in Japanese society
     2.Understands different gender roles in Japanese society
     3.Understands the influence of Buddhist sects on the samurai class
     4.Understands the role of social class, area, time, and age in determining women’s experiences in Japanese society
   Benchmark 8.Understands the significance of art and philosophy in Japanese and Cambodian society (e.g., philosophical values and traditions presented in Noh drama, how diverse Japanese art forms from the Kamakura and Ashikaga periods reflect Shinto and Buddhist philosophy, Indian and Southeast Asian influences on the architecture of the 12th-century temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, what art and literature reveal about the lives of people in Japan in the Kamakura and Ashikaga periods)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the significance of art in Japanese society
     2.Understands the significance of philosophy in Japanese society
     3.Understands the significance of art in Cambodian society
     4.Understands the significance of philosophy in Cambodian society
     5.Knows philosophical values and traditions presented in Noh drama
     6.Understands how diverse Japanese art forms from the Kamakura and Ashikaga periods reflect Shinto and Buddhist philosophy
     7.Understands Indian and Southeast Asian influences on the architecture of the 12th century temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia
     8.Understands what art and literature reveal about the lives of people in Japan in the Kamakura and Ashikaga periods
   Benchmark 9.Understands how the wars with the Mongols influenced Japanese society (e.g., the defeat of the Mongols, the samurai revolt against the Kamakura shogunate and the negative economic impact of these conflicts)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the Japanese defeat of the Mongols influenced Japanese society
     2.Understands the samurai revolt against the Kamakura shogunate and the negative economic impact of these conflicts