Ch 12: McDougal Littell World History Chapter 12: Empires in East Asia, 600-1351

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The Empires in East Asia, 600-1351 chapter of this McDougal Littell World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with powers in East Asia during this period. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Empires in East Asia, 600-1351 textbook chapter.

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Students Will Study:

  • Achievements of the Sui, Tang and Song dynasties in China
  • Chinese literature and art during the Golden Age
  • The Mongol empire
  • Power struggles in early Japan
  • Southeast Asia's governments and society
  • Development of Korean culture

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6 Lessons in Chapter 12: McDougal Littell World History Chapter 12: Empires in East Asia, 600-1351
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Innovations of the Sui, Tang & Song Dynasties of China

1. Innovations of the Sui, Tang & Song Dynasties of China

Many of the most famous innovations of Chinese history occurred during the years preceding the Mongol Conquest. Three dynasties, the Sui, Tang, and Song, ruled supreme during this period.

Literature & Art of Golden Age China

2. Literature & Art of Golden Age China

China underwent a great period of change during the time of the Tang and Song dynasties, and while innovations such as paper money and the cultivation of tea were important, art and literature also experienced high points.

The Mongol Empire & Dynasty in China

3. The Mongol Empire & Dynasty in China

The Mongol Empire was the second-largest empire in history, and the largest ever seen up until its time. This lesson explains how the Mongols were able to conquer China, as well as innovations that allowed them to conquer other regions, before concluding with a discussion on the Yuan Dynasty.

The Rise of the Early Japanese State

4. The Rise of the Early Japanese State

With a relatively wide barrier of sea to separate them from any undesired outside influences, the Japanese are unique in that they were largely able to develop on their own. That said, there were surprising parallels between Japan and other parts of the world.

Southeast Asian Civilizations' Land & People

5. Southeast Asian Civilizations' Land & People

One of the first crossroads of the world, Southeast Asia may have been originally peopled by groups from China, but much of what would influence its numerous cultures came from India.

The Emergence of Korean Culture

6. The Emergence of Korean Culture

Despite being pressed against one of the most powerful cultures in history, the Koreans were able to keep their cultural identity and, more often than not, their political independence.

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