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Topic: Impact of China on East and Southeast Asia 

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 2.Understands characteristics of Japanese society through the imperial period (e.g., aspects of the indigenous development of Japanese society until the 7th century CE; the establishment of the imperial state in Japan and the role of the emperor in government; the political, social, and cultural role of women and their contributions to the court of Heian; how the geography of Japan affected its development and its relations with China and Korea)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands aspects of the indigenous development of Japanese society until the 7th century CE
     2.Understands the establishment of the imperial state in Japan and the role of the emperor in government
     3.Understands the political role of women in the court of Heian
     4.Understands the social role of women in the court of Heian
     5.Understands how the geography of Japan affected its development and its relations with China and Korea
   Benchmark 3.Understands the importance of the commercial state of Srivijava and the Straits of Malacca in Southeast Asia as a trade link between India and China (e.g., how the monsoon winds and geography of the strait contributed to Srivijava's wealth and power)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance of the commercial state of Srivijava in Southeast Asia as a trade link between India and China
     2.Understands the importance of the Straits of Malacca in Southeast Asia as a trade link between India and China
     3.Understands how the monsoon winds contributed to Srivijava’s wealth and power
     4.Understands how the geography of the strait contributed to Srivijava’s wealth and power
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands China's influence on other cultures (e.g., relations with pastoral peoples of Inner Asia in the Tang period and long-term patterns of interaction along China's grassland frontier; how Korea assimilated Chinese ideas and institutions yet preserved its political independence; China's colonization of Vietnam and the effects of Chinese rule on Vietnamese society, including resistance to Chinese domination)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands Chinese relations with pastoral peoples of Inner Asia in the Tang period
     2.Understands long term patterns of interaction along China’s grassland frontier
     3.Understands how Korea assimilated Chinese ideas and institutions yet preserved its political independence
     4.Understands China‚Äôs colonization of Vietnam
     5.Understands the effects of Chinese rule on Vietnamese society, including resistance to Chinese domination
   Benchmark 4.Understands events that shaped Japanese culture (e.g., the influence of Chinese culture on Japanese society from the 7th to the 11th century; use of Chinese as the lingua franca in East Asia in the late 1st millennium; major contributions and developments of early cultures of Japan from 10,000 B.C.E. to circa 200 CE; the influence of Buddhism on Japan between the 8th and 9th centuries, how it changed Japanese society, and reasons for its restriction by the emperor in Heian)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence of Chinese culture on Japanese society from the 7th to the 11th century
     2.Understands the use of Chinese as the lingua franca in East Asia in the late 1st millennium
     3.Understands major contributions and developments of early cultures of Japan from 10,000 B.C.E. to circa 200 CE
     4.Understands the influence of Buddhism on Japan between the 8th and 9th centuries and how it changed Japanese society
     5.Understands reasons for the restriction of Buddhism in Japan by the emperor in Heian
   Benchmark 5.Understands basic beliefs in Japanese culture (e.g., the legends of creation of Japan and what these legends reveal about Japanese history, the basic beliefs of Shinto and how art and literature reflect Shinto's impact, courtly life and ideals in Heian)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the legends of creation of Japan
     2.Knows what Japanese creation legends reveal about Japanese history
     3.Knows the basic beliefs of Shinto
     4.Understands how art and literature reflect Shinto’s impact and courtly life and ideals in Heian
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   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
   Benchmark 4.Understands the importance of women as authors at the Japanese court of the Heian period (e.g., the courtly roles and values reflected in works by female authors, such as the Diary of Muraski Shikibu and The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the courtly roles reflected in works by female authors, such as the Diary of Muraski Shikibu and The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon
     2.Understands the values reflected in works by female authors, such as the Diary of Muraski Shikibu and The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon