Today we spent a lot more time talking about bows and Mongol war strategy. We also finally saw John Green talk about the Mongols!
Your homework is to skim read this article. As you read, highlight (in two different colors) evidence that prove the Mongols are barbaric as well as evidence that proves that they were civilized.
Then, write a thesis statement for the following prompt:
What should be the legacy of the Mongols?
After you write your thesis, identify 3 specific pieces of evidence that would support this thesis.
Today we spent some time refreshing about Chinese dynasties and remembering everything we forgot over break! It was great.
Then we started talking about the Yuan Dynasty and the Mongols! It was thrilling.
You have no homework tonight.
Today we discussed the transition of power from the Qinto the Han! We also evaluated the dynastic cycle further and finished our documentary from Wednesday.
You have no homework, enjoy your break!
Today we talked for a bit more about the Qin dynasty and emperor Shi Huangdi. We looked at methods he used for control, discussed the dynastic cycle as a whole, and evaluated the scope of Chinese history.
Then we used this reading to answer the following questions for tomorrow:
Today we continued our evaluation of Chinese Dynasties with a visit from our old friend, Peter Weller. We watched the first half of a documentary that evaluated Chinese engineering and the dynastic cycle. As we did, we started working on this viewing guide.
The philosophical narrative that we started yesterday is due tomorrow.
Today we talked about the Zhou and the Shang dynasties! Then we introduced the basic ideas behind philosophies that emerged during the Warring States Period in Ancient China.
Your homework (due Thursday) is to:
Today we introduced our China unit! We talked about the Xia Dynasty and began looking at major aspects of Chinese geography.
Your homework is to complete this reading guide and reading about ancient China.