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Chapter 21.1 Historic Traditions


  1. Learn about civilizations of East Asia.
  2. Learn how Chinese culture influenced the rest of East Asia.
  3. Find out how East Asia was affected by Western nations.
  4. Use context clues from surrounding phrases to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Prior Knowledge

  1. Rally Read: Asia and the Pacific (pp. 566-73)

Guided Instruction

  1. Paragraph Shrinking: Civilizations of East Asia (pp. 644-47)

Guided Practice

  1. Why is China considered to be the world's oldest civilization?
  2. What is the Great Wall of China a symbol for?
  3. What are three achievements of the Chinese civilization?
  4. How did Chinese inventions and discoveries spread to Korea?
  5. Why did Japanese emperors have less power than Chinese emperors for many centuries?
  6. Using only p. 646 of the textbook for clues, come up with a definition for unified.
  7. When did Japan close its borders to the rest of the world?
  8. Which European country introduced Christianity to Japan?

Independent Practice

  1. Concept Map: Civilizations of East Asia


  1. Reading Check: Name at least four major achievements of the Chinese civilization.

Guided Instruction

  1. Review Rally Swap: Civilizations of East Asia
  2. Round Read: The Spread of Cultures in East Asia and Westerners in East Asia (pp. 648-49)

Guided Practice

  1. What were among the first ideas passed along from China to Korea and Japan?
  2. What religion later spread to Korea and Japan?
  3. Why did Western nations want to trade with East Asian nations?
  4. How did Commodore Perry's actions affect Japan?
  5. What was the role of the United States in the Korean War?

Independent Practice

  1. Concept Map: The Spread of Cultures in East Asia and Westerners in East Asia (pp. 648-49)
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