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China Unit (2nd 9 Weeks)
*BR #1: Create a K-W-L chart in your notebook. Complete first two columns with bullet points.

What I know about                      What I want to know about                What I learned about
China 500-1500 A.D.                  China 500-1500 A.D.                         China 500-1500 A.D.

*BR#2: "The pleasure and joy of man lies in treading down the rebel and conquering the enemy, in tearing him up by t he root, in taking from him all that he has." What does this quote tell you about the man who said it?

*BR#3: The Ming Dynasty worked hard to isolate themselves from surrounding  cultures. They reconstructed the Great Wall and built the Forbidden City. Do you think these were efficient and wise decisions? Explain your answer.

*BR#4: Compare and contrast the Tang and Song/Sung Dynasties. (Use TechBook Unit 4, Chapter 13.1)
     1) How did each come to power?
     2) Who were important leaders and why were they important?
     3) New inventions or products or ideas?
     4) Trends in the arts (not just in painting, but in literature, education, performing arts, etc.)
     5) Important artists?
     6) How did innovations/ideas of each dynasty contribute to strengthening each dynasty?

*BR#5: How did Neo-Confucianism combine elements of Daoism (Taoism), Buddhism, and Confucianism? How did the Song Dynasty use Neo-Confucianism in its system of goverment?

*BR#6: China Crossword Puzzle and Map (get from Mrs. Verner)

?*Two column notes for videos (must have information column AND critical thinking column filled in)

*Vocabulary 4 Square

Africa Unit (2nd 9 Weeks)
*BR #1: Think about your family's stories that have been shared and passed down. How would you/your family be different without these stories? What is your favorite story? Why?

*Folktale Analysis Sheet

*BR#2
: Think about the role of a griot. Why is this one of the most important and well respected positions in African society?

*BR#3: Create a K-W-L chart in your composition notebook. Be neat and organized. Complete the first two columns with bullet points.

What do I KNOW about        What do I WANT to know?     What did I LEARN?
Africa 500A.D. - 1500A.D.?

*BR#4: Sundiata Kieta was the founder of the Mali Empire. He was often called "The Lion King." The animated Disney movie is very loosely based on his life. What do you think Sundiata Keita and Simba could possibly have in common? Make a prediction.

*BR#5:  Describe how traditional religious practices in Africa changed after contact with Christianity and Islam.

*Activity Station Rotations

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