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Asian Civilizations

Created By: John M. Kirkpatrick, Edison Middle School (Champaign, IL)
Grade Level: 7th
Content Area: Social Studies
Database Integration: Students will access the TDC database to create a travel brochure highlighting key components of an Asian civilization.


Illinois Learning Standards Achieved

Standard Achieved

Activity that Meets this Standard

18.A.3: Explain how language, literature, the arts, architecture and traditions contribute to the development and transmission of culture. Students create a Word project with a colorful illustration and a brief description of the significance of one culturally significant site.
17.A.3b: Explain how to make and use geographic representations to provide and enhance spatial information including maps, graphs, charts, models, aerial photographs, and satellite images. Students create a Word project with a colorful map of the empire at its height including the capital, other important cities, and color coded stages of growth in the empire and a colorful map of the same region today with the names of present day countries with important cities
16.A.3b: Make inferences about historical events and eras using historical maps and other historical sources. Students create a Word project with a brief historical summary of the empire and a colorful map of the empire at its height including the capital, other important cities, and color coded stages of growth in the empire.


Materials:

Computer Lab and "Across the Centuries" textbook, atlases, encyclopedias, Internet


Procedures:

  1. Students will read ATC chapter 7 "Three Empires" p. 160-189.
  2. Select one of the three empires from chapter 7 (Mongol, Ottoman, or Mughal).
  3. Create a tri-fold travel brochure about the empire you have selected.
  4. The brochure must meet the criteria listed below:
    • a. A brief historical summary of the empire
    • b. A brief highlight of one historically significant person from this empire
    • c. A colorful illustrationof one culturally significant site
    • d. A brief description of the site illustrated in number 3
    • e. A colorful map of the empire at its height including the capital, other important cities, and color colded stages of growth in the empire
    • f. A colorful map of the same region today with the names of present day countries with important cities

Assessment:

Students will be assessed on the entire project by a teacher-created rubric that is presented to the students and discussed at the start of the project.