Thursday, April 16, 2015

Marco Polo Primary Documents

Read the document you have been assigned and answer the following questions:

1. What is Marco Polo describing?
2. What insights can you gain into Chinese society or culture?
3. What is Marco Polo's perspective? What are his goals in this excerpt?

Report out to your group and discuss Marco Polo and his trip to the court of Kublai Khan

• Khubilai Khan's Palace: "Concerning The Palace of the Great Khan"
• Cambaluc (Beijing): "Concerning The City of Cambaluc"
• Lifestyle: "The Fashion of The Great Khan's Table at His High Feasts"
• System of Governing: "Twelve Barons Who Are Set Over All the Affairs of The Great Khan"
• Taxes: "The Great Yearly Revenue The Great Khan Receives From Hangchow"
• Suzhou (Soochow): "On the Noble City of Soochow"
• Hangzhou: "Description of the Great City of Kinsay (Hangchow)"

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Silk Road Tour

For this assignment, go to this site:
Follow the directions for the assignment posted on the site. Essentially, you will click on the various places and read the information about what types of items you would find on the Silk Road. There is a graphic organizer shared with you in your Google account. Use this to take notes about the item and how it relates to the Silk Road. Provide as much detail as possible. Complete the graphic organizer for at least 3 places on this site. We will discuss this in class next time we meet.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Chinese Dynasties Notes

Record the following information for each dynasty

dates ruled
how they came to power
how they maintained power
important leaders and accomplishments
end of the dynasty-reasons for fall

Yuan (Mongols)


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hw due next class

Please complete the Google Classroom response in your Classroom
Here is the prompt

Respond in a paragraph to one of the following prompts. Feel free to look up information or to ask someone for input. Think about how religion impacts society and how people live their lives.

What do you value? Think about what you spend your time doing and the influences that activity has on your life. Describe some common beliefs or teachings that you have heard about or been exposed to in your life. How can they be a guide for living your life?


How does religion influence or play a role in the culture and make up of a group of people? How does it influence how people interact with each other and what they value?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015