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March 21

posted Mar 21, 2013, 5:33 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Mar 21, 2013, 5:59 AM ]
Day 36--

REVISED DUE DATES: We're running a day behind, due to testing last week and other assignments that have run a little long, so the new schedule for wrapping up this unit is:
Monday, 3/25--
Unit Test (Open note, multiple choice) over basic information you should have collected over the course of the unit in homework and in-class assignments. Have them all complete and ready.
Wednesday, 3/27--
Written Assessment, answering the Essential Question (below) in a well-organized, documented essay. Due by midnight in the Assessment Dropbox.


You had homework last night: The last homework assignment for this unit. You should now be finished with ALL the assignments for this unit. SHARE YOUR ASSIGNMENTS in the Daily Work Dropbox today. If you are not finished, you may continue working on them and your changes will show up. But share your work now.   


Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?How will I  accomplish this task?  How will I show that I have done this?How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to explain how Japan, Korea and Southeast Asian kingdoms dealt with foreigners while they tried to maintain control of their own territory. I will review sections from the last few night's homework with an eye toward identifying interaction with outsiders.I will continue an outline that focuses on the sections that talk about relationships with outside groups that explains why leaders took the approaches they did. This is a formative assessment. I need to complete it carefully to provide material I will need later for my summative assessment. 
Standard: Economics 2.4 -- Understand the economic issues and problems that all societies face. 
Essential Question -- 

How do decisions about trade and isolation help or hurt a society in the long run? (Due Tuesday, March 26)


Japan and Korea, though very different cultures and with very different histories, share some common characteristics that might help you understand why they acted the way they did when faced with the question of interaction or isolation with outsiders. Southeast Asian kingdoms also had decisions to make about how they dealt with outsiders, especially the European traders who increasingly appeared looking for spices.

Today, you'll continue the table you started yesterday, showing important events, decisions and actions that helped shape the history of these nations.
Open your Google Doc called "Japan and Korea", and continue working on it. 

When you've finished the existing rows about Japan and Korea, add another two rows to deal with the reading on Southeast Asia.
  1. Add one row to include the passage on page 290 titled Islamic Trade Network. ("The situation was different... .... in the region.")  Use the information there to complete a new row on your chart.
  2. Then, add a row to include any information from the final pages of the reading. This section, titled The Arrival of Europeans, is longer than the rest that we've been using, but it includes lots of information about how the local kingdoms reacted when faced with the question of engaging in trade, or remaining isolated from outside influences. You may want to create multiple rows to break up this large passage, or you might keep it all in a single row. Whichever works for you is fine; just make sure you collect lots of information.
When finished, you'll have a complete chart that shows many different ways that help answer the question about how decisions about trade or isolation can help or hurt a society. Don't forget to answer the question at the end of the chart to help you think about the bigger ideas -- and the bigger question -- involved. 

Finished? Great! Take a look at this primary source from Japan, and see if the information there changes or confirms your impressions about how Japan treated interaction with other societies and cultures. 

HOMEWORK: Any assignments you haven't completed yet. You should have them all done by now. 
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