Honors World History
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POD #13 - Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
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POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Textbook Guided Reading
 
Date:
GR 9
Mon 5/13/13

GR 10
Not Assigned

Students will answer a series of multiple choice questions based on the unit objectives taken from the textbook.  This will encourage students to review and interact with the course textbook.

POD 13 Textbook Guided Reading Questions

 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Ming Dynasty
 
Date:
GR 9
Thurs 5/2/13
 
GR 10
Thur 1/31/13
 
Class Notes & Discussion exploring how Hongwu wrestled power away from the Mongol ruled Yuan Empire to establish the Ming empire and began to implement isolationist policies.

Class Notes - Ming Dynasty

 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Symptoms of Ming Decline
 
Date:
GR 9
Thurs 5/2/13
Fri 5/3/13
 
GR 10
Thurs 1/31/13
Fri 2/1/13
Read, analyze and answer a series of questions from “Memorial to Emperor Ming Xizong Concerning Eunuch Wei Zhongxian” by Yang Lian.  Students should be prepared to discuss and share their answers.

Reading - Symptoms of Ming Decline

 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Qing Commerce
 
Date:
GR 9
Fri 5/3/13
Mon 5/6/13
 
GR 10
Fri 2/1/13
Mon 2/4/13
Read, analyze and answer a series of questions from “On Strange Tales” and “On Merchants” by Zhang Han.  Students should be prepared to discuss and share their answers.

Reading - Zhang Han On Strange Tales

 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Qing Dynasty 
 
Date:
GR 9
Fri 5/3/13
 
GR 10
Fri 2/1/13
Class Notes & Discussion exploring the collapse and defeat of the Mings and the rise of the Qings.  Special emphasis and focus will be on their increasing interaction with European merchants and missionaries.

Class Notes - Qing Dynasty

 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
The Reunification of Japan Under Hideyshi and the Tokugawa 
 
Date:
GR 9
Mon 5/6/13
Tues 5/7/13
 
GR 10
Mon 2/4/13
Tues 2/5/13
Read, analyze and answer a series of questions from “Edict of Christianity”, “Sword Collection Edit” and “Edict on Change of Status” by Hideyoshi and “The Laws Governing Military Households” and “Closed Country Edict” by Tokugawa Iemitsu.  Students should be prepared to discuss and share their answers.

Reading - The Reunification of Japan

 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Feudalism Japan v. Europe
 
Date:
GR 9
Mon 5/6/13
 
GR 10
Mon 2/4/13

Complete a venn diagram comparing and contrasting the social, political, military and economic structure of the system of feudalism in medieval western Europe and Japan during the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Research Activity - European & Japanese Feudalism

 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Japanese Feudalism
 
Date:
GR 9
Tues 5/7/13
 
GR 10
Tues 2/5/13
Class Notes & Discussion exploring the relationship between Japanese geography and feudalism, as well as the isolationist policies established by the government.

Class Notes Japanese Feudalism

 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
A Hindu View of Life
 
Date:
GR 9
Tues 5/7/13
Wed 5/8/13
 
GR 10
Tues 2/5/13
Wed 2/6/13 
Read, analyze and answer a series of questions from “Katha” from The Upanishads.  Students should be prepared to discuss and share their answers.

Reading - A Hindu View of Life

 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
A Muslim's Description of Hindu Beliefs and Practices
 
Date:
GR 9
Wed 5/8/13
Fri 5/10/13
 
GR 10
Wed 2/6/13
Thurs 2/7/13
Read, analyze and answer a series of questions from “Akbarnama” by Abul Fazl.  Students should be prepared to discuss and share their answers.

Reading - A Muslim's View of Hindu Beliefs & Practices

 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Mughal Empire
 
Date:
GR 9
Wed 5/8/13
 
GR 10
Thur 2/7/13 
Class Notes & Discussion exploring the rise of the Mughal Empire in India along with the expansion of Islam into the region and the absolutist rule of Akbar the Great.

Class Notes Mughal Empire

 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Compare & Contrast Essay 
 
Date:
GR 9
Thurs 5/9/13
 
GR 10
Not Assigned
Compare and contrast the interaction of China and Tokugawa Japan with the west up until 1800 C.E.

Essay 13 West Meets East

 
 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Castle Learning
 
Date:
GR 9
Fri 5/10/13
 
GR 10
Fri 2/8/13 
Decode and answer a selection of online practice multiple choice questions focusing on learning pod themes, concepts and objectives.
 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Learning Pod Review 
 
Date:
GR 9
Fri 5/10/13
Mon 5/13/13
 
GR 10
Fri 2/8/13
Mon 2/11/13
Individual and small group completion of a unit study guide followed by a class debriefing session in preparation for a test evaluating the understanding and comprehension of all learning pod curriculum concepts and objectives.

Review Sheet - POD 13A

 
POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Learning Pod Test
 
Date:
GR 9
Tues 5/14/13
 
GR 10
Tues 2/12/13
40 multiple choice questions evaluating understanding and comprehension of all learning pod curriculum concepts and objectives.

Available In Class Only

 Test Score Conversion Chart

POD #13:
Mings, Qings & Mughals
 
Topic:
Learning Pod Test
 
Date:
GR 9
TBA
 
GR 10
TBA
Please use this as both a learning experience and a chance to recover lost test credit.  You may earn 1.25 points back on your test for each complete and accurate test question correction.  Step 1: Note the question number and identify the key terms and concepts being asked in the question prompt.  You should also define and provide examples of these terms and definitions.  Step 2: Restate the question being asked in your own simplified words.  Step 3: Review the answer selections and eliminate any blatantly wrong choices.  Please also provide an explanation as to why this answer is incorrect.  Step 4: Review the answer selections and identify any potentially correct choices.  Please explain why they may be correct and why you eventually ruled them out as correct.  Step 5: Identify the correct choice and explain why this best answers the question.

Worksheet - Test Corrections

 
Textbook Support & Reading:

Bulliet, Richard W. et. al.   The Earth and Its People: A Global History (5th edition). 

        Wadsworth Cengage Learning.  2011.

 

Chapter 13 Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200-1500 / “The Early Ming Empire, 1368-1500”, pp. 355-359, “Centralization and Militarism in East Asia, 1200-1500”, pp. 359-363

 

Chapter 14 Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200-1500 / “Indian Ocean Trade”, pp. 379-384

 

Chapter 16 The Maritime Revolution, to 1500 / “Global Maritime Expansion Before 1450”, pp. 420-424

 

Chapter 20 Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500-1750 / “The Mughal Empire, 1526-1761”, pp. 545-547

 

Chapter 21 Northern Eurasia, 1500-1800 / “Japanese Reunification”, pp. 556-561 , “The Later Ming and Early Qing Empires”, pp. 561-569