Social Studies – World History
Clinton High School
Chapter 12: Empires in East Asia – Unit
Date: ____________ Name:
Layer: Follow the directions for each objective. Due Date: _________
1: Student should know the three levels of society in China and be able
to explain the division of classes, along with the cultural aspects of
each (Section 1). Choose 1:
Create a chart using computer paper that illustrates the class system
in China. RUBRIC
Write a short narrative in the first person where you explain what
social class in China you are a part of. Then, explain what the other 2
classes do and how you interact with them.
2: The students should understand about the major accomplishments of
the Mongol Empire and be able to evaluate their legacy (Sections 2 and
3). Choose 1:
Create a mobile that describes and compares the three major Mongol
leaders during this period.
Construct a timeline with at least 3 highlights from each of the 3
Mongol leaders we discussed.
3: Students should know how Kublai Kahn treated the people he conquered
and explain how the improvements made in society contributed to his
reign (Section 3).
Complete the following website activity at: http://www.glencoe.com/qe/
Draw a sketch of a view of Chinese society under Kublai Kahn’s rule. Be
prepared to explain how the images reflect his reign during this period.
Assess Kublai Kahn as a leader in a one page essay. (See MAP-like words
4: Explain how the geography of East Asia affects its culture. Student
should be able to describe the geography of Japan and Korea (Sections 4
and 5). Choose 1:
Write a letter to a friend in Europe describing how the geography of
East Asia affects your culture. Be sure to describe the
Prepare an oral summary based on how people in that region interact
with their geography that evaluates if a person should move to Japan.
5: Students should understand the comparing and contrasting roles of
women in China, Korea, and Japan during this era (Sections 1, 4 and 5).
Create a chart outlining the roles of women in China, Korea, and Japan
during this era.
Discuss with the teacher (and without using notes) the roles of women
in China, Korea, and Japan during this era.
6: Students should know key terms and people related to China, Japan,
and Korea during this era (All Sections) Choose 2 of the following:
Research a major leader from East Asia during this era.
Create a journal with 5 entries (each a half page long) that outlines
what they have done, and what some of their accomplishments have been.
Complete the website activity at the following website: http://www.glencoe.com/qe/
Make flash-cards using 15 of the terms and people from the chapter RUBRIC
Create a crossword puzzle using 15 key terms from THE NOTES for Chapter
12 and have someone try to complete it. Have the person who completed
it sign it when they finish.
Layer: Choose 2 of the following assignments. Due Date: __________
You are a woman in Asia during this time period. Prepare a
verbal presentation that compares the role of women in Asia during this
time era to today’s role of women in Asian society. How much
has changed, and how much is the same. Be specific on
differences and do not generalize.
Create a PowerPoint presentation to display the achievements of Mongol
Rulers during this era. RUBRIC
Using recent online or local newspapers, find 3 stories related to the
roles of women in East Asia. Then, compare and contrast what
you found to what we have studied. RUBRIC
Prepare a food or drink Bring in to the class and share with the group.
Create or find a map of Eastern Asia. Highlight areas of China, Japan,
and Korea and explain how the geography affected that region. Prepare a
brief presentation to your group and the teacher that shares this
Layer: Choose 1 of the following assignments. Due Date: __________
Complete the web-quest at the following website: http://www.classzone.com/cz/
Research practices, ceremonies, etc. of East Asian culture.
Bring in items needed to present and demonstrate to the class an aspect
of this culture.
Complete the web-quest at the following website: http://www.accessola.com/osla/
Students are required to involve parents in their education. Students will have parents sign their unit sheets after the A Layer has been graded.
**Parents/guardians with questions can contact Mr. Ritter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 885-2247 ext. 211. His plan period is from Noon-1pm daily to meet in person or accept/return phone calls.