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Ch 19: History of Asia (1000-1300 CE) Lesson Plans

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The History of Asia (1000-1300 CE) chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach Medieval Asian history in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our curriculum as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the History of Asia (1000-1300 CE) chapter into a 6-day unit. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Day 1 Indian dynasties Accomplishments of the Gupta Dynasty, origins of the Chola Dynasty, expansion of the Delhi Sultanate
Day 2 Dynasties in China and Japan The rise and fall of China's Song, T'ang and Ming dynasties; leadership under Prince Shotoku, Emperor Kotoku and the Fujiwara clan; characteristics of feudal Japan
Day 3 Expansion of Oceania The Lapita culture; settlement in Polynesia, Fiji and the Marshall Islands; impacts of trade with Asia
Day 4 Leadership in Vietnam and Korea Characteristics of Korea's Koryo Dynasty, accomplishments of the Ly Dynasty in Vietnam, impacts of Chinese bureaucracy
Day 5 African kingdoms The rise and fall of the Kush Kingdom, religion and economics in the Axum Kingdom
Day 6 Medieval trade networks Silk Road and Saharan trade routes, trade facilitated by the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean

8 Lessons in Chapter 19: History of Asia (1000-1300 CE) Lesson Plans
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The Gupta Dynasty in India: Leaders & Arabic Numerals

1. The Gupta Dynasty in India: Leaders & Arabic Numerals

In this lesson, we will explore India's Gupta dynasty. We will learn about its founding and expansion, discover the achievements of its people, and examine its decline and disappearance.

Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming

2. Chinese Dynasties (1000-1300 CE): T'ang, Song & Ming

In this lesson, we explore three important Chinese dynasties of the Middle Ages: the T'ang, the Song, and the Ming, which all ruled for a few hundred years each between the 7th and 17th centuries C.E.

Japan (600-1400 CE): Beliefs, Reforms & Rulers

3. Japan (600-1400 CE): Beliefs, Reforms & Rulers

In this lesson, we explore the Middle Ages in Japan, from the classical era of imperial Japan to the feudal era of intermittent and regional warfare that followed it.

Expansion of Melanesian, Polynesian & Micronesian Cultures

4. Expansion of Melanesian, Polynesian & Micronesian Cultures

This lesson will explain the emergence and expansion of several of Oceania's earliest cultures. In doing so, it will highlight the Lapita people and their earliest dealings with Asia and Europe.

Vietnam & Korea (1000-1300 CE): Overview & Influences

5. Vietnam & Korea (1000-1300 CE): Overview & Influences

In this lesson, we explore the history of two smaller Asian countries during the Middle Ages: Vietnam and Korea. We'll learn more about the dynasties that ruled each and the effect China had on both.

India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

6. India (1000-1300 CE): Dynasties & Religions

In this lesson, we explore the rise and decline of two of the more powerful dynasties that were present in the Indian subcontinent during the Middle Ages.

The Kush & Axum Civilizations on the Swahili Coast: Development & Interactions

7. The Kush & Axum Civilizations on the Swahili Coast: Development & Interactions

In this lesson, we explore the rise and fall of two African kingdoms in East Africa, Kush and Axum, which were both established by utilizing their unique positions to exploit regional trade.

Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires & Routes

8. Trade Networks in the Middle Ages: Empires & Routes

In this lesson, we explore several of the more important trade networks during the Middle Ages, from the Silk Road across Central Asia to the gold trade across the Sahara.

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