Standard 4 : Recognize significant events, figures, and contributions of classical Asian civilizations (China, India).



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General Information

Number: SS.6.W.4
Title: Recognize significant events, figures, and contributions of classical Asian civilizations (China, India).
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 6
Strand: World History

Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks
Code Description
SS.6.W.4.1: Discuss the significance of Aryan and other tribal migrations on Indian civilization.
SS.6.W.4.2: Explain the major beliefs and practices associated with Hinduism and the social structure of the caste system in ancient India.
Clarifications:
Examples are Brahman, reincarnation, dharma, karma, ahimsa, moksha.
SS.6.W.4.3: Recognize the political and cultural achievements of the Mauryan and Gupta empires.
SS.6.W.4.4: Explain the teachings of Buddha, the importance of Asoka, and how Buddhism spread in India, Ceylon, and other parts of Asia.
Clarifications:
Examples are The Four Noble Truths, Three Qualities, Eightfold Path.
SS.6.W.4.5: Summarize the important achievements and contributions of ancient Indian civilization.
Clarifications:
Examples are Sanskrit, Bhagavad Gita, medicine, metallurgy, and mathematics including Hindu-Arabic numerals and the concept of zero.
SS.6.W.4.6: Describe the concept of the Mandate of Heaven and its connection to the Zhou and later dynasties.
SS.6.W.4.7: Explain the basic teachings of Laozi, Confucius, and Han Fei Zi.
Clarifications:
Examples are filial piety, the role of kinship in maintaining order, hierarchy in Chinese society.
SS.6.W.4.8: Describe the contributions of classical and post classical China.
Clarifications:
Examples are Great Wall, Silk Road, bronze casting, silk-making, movable type, gunpowder, paper-making, magnetic compass, horse collar, stirrup, civil service system, The Analects.
SS.6.W.4.9: Identify key figures from classical and post classical China.
Clarifications:
Examples are Shi Huangdi, Wu-ti, Empress Wu, Chengho.
SS.6.W.4.10: Explain the significance of the silk roads and maritime routes across the Indian Ocean to the movement of goods and ideas among Asia, East Africa, and the Mediterranean Basin.
SS.6.W.4.11: Explain the rise and expansion of the Mongol empire and its effects on peoples of Asia and Europe including the achievements of Ghengis and Kublai Khan.
SS.6.W.4.12: Identify the causes and effects of Chinese isolation and the decision to limit foreign trade in the 15th century.


Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SS.6.W.4.In.a: Recognize the significance of Ayran and other tribal migrations on Indian civilization, such as the spread of Hinduism.
SS.6.W.4.In.b: Identify a major belief and practice associated with Hinduism, such as good deeds/bad deeds, duty, nonviolence, and the caste system.
SS.6.W.4.In.c: Recognize achievements of the Mauryan and Gupta empires, such as the spread of Buddhism, science, mathematics, and astronomy.
SS.6.W.4.In.d: Identify a teaching of Buddha, such as compassion, selflessness, or enlightenment.
SS.6.W.4.In.e: Identify an important contribution of ancient Indian civilization, such as Sanskrit, medicine, or mathematics including Hindu-Arabic numerals and the concept of zero.
SS.6.W.4.In.f: Identify that some Chinese dynasties believed their power came from the Mandate of Heaven.
SS.6.W.4.In.g: Identify basic teachings of Confucius, such as love and respect for one’s family (filial piety) and the role of kinship in maintaining order.
SS.6.W.4.In.h: Identify contributions of classical and post classical China, such as the Great Wall, the Silk Road, paper-making, gunpowder, and compass.
SS.6.W.4.In.i: Recognize a key figure from classical China, such as Shi Huangdi, the first emperor who built the Great Wall.
SS.6.W.4.In.j: Recognize the significance of the silk roads and maritime routes for trade in Asia, East Africa, and the Mediterranean Basin.
SS.6.W.4.In.k: Recognize the cause of the Mongol empire expansion and its effects on the peoples of Asia and Europe, such as conquering and using fear to control the people, and providing protected trade and travel networks.
SS.6.W.4.In.l: Recognize a cause of Chinese isolation and decision to limit trade during the 1400s, such as geographic isolation and the Great Wall and the Chinese belief that their country was the center of the universe.

Supported

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SS.6.W.4.Su.a: Recognize that a group of people migrated to India and brought a new religion, Hinduism.
SS.6.W.4.Su.b: Recognize a major belief or practice of Hinduism, such as good deeds/bad deeds, duty, nonviolence, or the caste system.
SS.6.W.4.Su.c: Recognize an achievement of the Mauryan and Gupta empires, such as the spread of Buddhism, science, mathematics, or astronomy.
SS.6.W.4.Su.d: Recognize a teaching of Buddha, such as compassion, selflessness, or enlightenment.
SS.6.W.4.Su.e: Recognize an important contribution of ancient Indian civilization, such as Sanskrit, medicine, or mathematics including Hindu-Arabic numerals and the concept of zero.
SS.6.W.4.Su.f: Recognize that some Chinese dynasties believed their power came from the Mandate of Heaven.
SS.6.W.4.Su.g: Recognize a basic teaching of Confucius, such as love and respect for one’s family (filial piety).
SS.6.W.4.Su.h: Recognize a contribution of classical and post classical China, such as the Great Wall, the Silk Road, paper-making, gunpowder, or compass.
SS.6.W.4.Su.i: Recognize that the first emperor in China built the Great Wall.
SS.6.W.4.Su.j: Recognize that people traveled on land and water to trade goods and ideas in Asia, East Africa, and the Mediterranean Basin.
SS.6.W.4.Su.k: Recognize that the Mongols used fighting and fear to control other countries.
SS.6.W.4.Su.l: Recognize that the Chinese had limited contact with other civilizations during the 1400s because of their location and the Great Wall.

Participatory

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SS.6.W.4.Pa.a: Recognize an impact of migration.
SS.6.W.4.Pa.b: Recognize that people have different beliefs (religions).
SS.6.W.4.Pa.c: Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian civilizations.
SS.6.W.4.Pa.d: Recognize that people have different beliefs (religions).
SS.6.W.4.Pa.e: Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian civilizations.
SS.6.W.4.Pa.f: Recognize that the leadership of government changes.
SS.6.W.4.Pa.g: Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian civilizations.
SS.6.W.4.Pa.h: Recognize an achievement or contribution of Asian civilizations.
SS.6.W.4.Pa.i: Recognize that Asian civilizations have leaders.
SS.6.W.4.Pa.j: Recognize that people exchange goods.
SS.6.W.4.Pa.k: Recognize that people fight to gain control of a country.
SS.6.W.4.Pa.l: Recognize a characteristic of isolation.


Related Resources

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WebQuest

Name Description
Traveling the Ancient Silk Road WebQuest: This WebQuest provides students with an interactive experience as they learn about Ancient China. Students will "travel" along the Silk Road in Ancient China assuming the role of National Geographic journalists. They will research stops along the Silk Road, ultimately drafting an informative article. Links to webpages, videos, and maps are included for students to use along their journey. Detailed teaching plans and rubrics are included to support teachers' scaffolding of the content.