Finish at home: May 8th 2017
The Age of Exploration and Trade page 615
Read the passage on page 615
note: Christopher Columbus did not discover America.
2.Map Focus page 616 answer 1-4 in complete sentences
3. Read Lesson 1 carefully and take notes on the main ideas and
details, use heading and subheading and main ideas.
3. Answer first Progress Check on page 619
What new technology made it possible for Europeans to make long
ocean voyages? And Explain how.
4. Read the caption and answer the Critical Thinking question on page
619 in a complete sentence
5. Define and explain the significance of each term using the text:
China and Japan
Study vocabulary 20-41 on the chinese vocabulary list in google classroom
Projects to present due Monday. Be an expert in your philosophy
20. Confucius-urged people to follow the beliefs of their ancestors and their "duty" or responsibilities to their family.
21.Neo-Confucian-the rebirth or revitalization of Confucian beliefs to counter the rising power of Buddhism
22. Daoism-promoted a peaceful way of life, focusing on the "dao" or path or "the way", live in harmony with nature and free themselves from earthly desires.
23.Corrupt- to be broken within the system; government officials who use the government for their own gain at the expense of the civilians(greedy government administration)
24.scholar-officials; as in a corrupt government-officials that use the people for their own selfish needs
25.civil-relating to the government or state (civilians)
26.imperial-having to do with the Empire or Emperor
27.to make someone official
28. political-having to do with government, politics, leaders
29. abundant-surplus, having more than enough, plenty
30. porcelain-fine "china" wares(plates, bowls) made in China that are very delicate
31. kaolin-the natural resource used to make porcelain;fine white clay found in China
32. flourish/prosper-to grow in a healthy way
33. steel-a strong metal created when iron is mixed with carbon from coal.
34.method- a specific way of doing something, steps to make something
35.wood block printing-a wood block that is carved to make a print, it can be transferred over and over again, led to printing.
36.transfer-to copy from one surface to another such as printing
37.moveable type-each character or symbol is an individual piece which can be moved, pieces can be arranged to make sentences. Led to the mass production of books and paper money.
38. production- the making of something in large amounts for sale, usually in a factory, printing books is a production, such as printing industry, production of pottery
39. paper currency- paper money which improved transactions throughout China which led to economic prosperity(growth/wealth)
40. fire lance- a weapon invented by the Chinese to shoot explosives using gunpowder and other objects(shrapnel)
41. magnetic compass-invention to help navigate Chinese ships to their destination, allowed for ships to travel further from land increasing contact with foreigners and improved trade
41. navigate-to drive or maneuver by boat
43.publish-to get a book, art, writing piece reproduced to sell to the public
44. calligraphy-fine handwriting, or the art of writing; Chinese characters or symbols which took years and years to learn
45. transparency- see through
46. dominant-stronger than the other; A person’s left hand might be their dominant hand if they use it the most clans- groups of people that make a tribe or family.
47. Steppes-wide grassy plains that stretch from the Black Sea to northern China
48. Gobi Desert-vast desert that covers part of China and Mongolia where Genghis Khan was elected as the first Mongolian ruler or Khanvast-large, expansive
49. resist-to try to go against, Many Chinese did not resist Mongolian power and some actually embraced the rule as it stabilized China.
50. Campaigns- large undertakings such as strategic war; work in an organized and active way toward a particular goal, typically a political or social one.
51. Ferocious-cruel and violent; brutal
52. Himalayan Mountains-Mountain range that separates China from Southwest Asia-isolated and protected China from invaders
53. Stability-time of peace in civilization
54. Khan-Ruler of the Mongols
55. Regime- a strict/authoritarian government, usually power is absolute and control is maintained using a strong military and harsh punishments
56. Foreigners-people from outside one’s homeland
57. Feudalism-the period of time or system where Vassals bond or pledge their loyalty or allegiance to a Lord(Wealthy land owner)
58. Vassal- Someone who has pledged their loyalty to a Lord(Daimyo).
59. Shogun-Commander of the Military forces in Japan, he set up his own military government
60. Daimyo-Military lords, very powerful and headed smaller territories in Japan
61. Samurai-means “to Serve” ; powerful, elite warriors in Japan.
62. Bushido- a code of conduct the Samurai went by, means “way of the warrior”
63. Haiku- a Japanese poem with 17 syllables, usually about nature or human emotion, simplistic
64. regent-a person that rules on behalf of a king because the he/she is to weak, too young or to old to rule
65. Shinto-A religious belief originating in Japan that means "Way of the Spirits", they believe in animism
66. ANIMISM-the belief that all creatures and natural objects such as rocks and rivers have spirits(called Kami in Japanese)
67. archipelago-a chain of Islands; Japan is an Archipelago
68. principles-basic beliefs or truths of a religion or ideology(belief) also called tenets of faith, such as the 4 noble truths or the golden rule
69. sect- a section or small groups that branch out from the original religion, such as Zen Buddhism
meditation-a practice to clear one's' mind of all worldly thoughts and desires, to relax and find inner peace usually through breathing techniques
70. kamikaze-"divine winds" The typhoons that brought wind and heavy storms to Japan saving them from the Mongols whose ships were destroyed in the sea.census- a count of the population or number of people within a society
71. Acupuncture-the use of needles to help the body using pressure points, ancient Chinese healing that is still used today
Begin reading Chapter 17 China and 18 Japan
Vocabulary is on google classroom
Study the vocabulary and the review on google classroom. Create flashcards and use the words in sentences. Study 5 words a night.
Our focus will be on the philosophies of China, the geography and innovations
Our Focus will be on the geography of Japan and the their Feudal System.
Significance and impact
Chapter 15 Test Friday Ghana packet, lesson 1and 3 and project key terms
Complete Ghana Packet.
Read and take notes on Chapter 15, Lessn 3
Do the progress checks and review questions at the end of the lesson
Objectives: 7th grade social studies students will be able to identify a current global issue or crisis, research and present the problem, reasons, and the solution. You will research and analyze internet sources to explain a global or current crisis/event in a specific country in Africa and focus on the culture that is changing or has been impacted as a result of the crisis and how the geography and other factors are impacting the problem.
You will collaborate with a partner to present your findings to the class, which will include:
The crisis and its root causes, make connections (what led to the problem)
The impact on the community and their culture (what is their unique culture)
explain how the issue can be alleviated or is being managed or helped through specific humanitarian organizations.
By the end of Day 1: A list of Dok questions to use for your research.
Share or send the document with: Class period, Names of group members, Country and major crisis/humanitarian problem as your heading and subject
Global problems such as:
Water scarcity, Water pollution, Malnutrition, famine, Land pollution, Strip Mining/effect of mining, Deforestation, Disasters, Conflict, modern slavery (yes, it still exists), child labor, pollution, Healthcare/malnutrition, Lack of Education/poverty, Outreach help(humanitarian aid/groups), War, Child soldiers, types of government/power structure/abuse of power/political instability, Apple/Samsung/Sony supply line (precious metal), infectious diseases, Terrorism (Boko Haram, al Shabab), and US policy/relationship, famine/food shortages, Read the next page:
Countryreports.org: UN:westshore PW:wildcats
Culturegrams.com: UN:middle PW:school
WHAT is the problem and WHO is this happening to?:
1. Explain the issue/crisis that is going on in this place.
2. How is this issue disrupting the people and their way of life(culture) of that region?
3. Must have at least one map of the region(country) in which this problem is occurring.
4. Explain the relative location using other places and regions.
WHERE is this happening? Place: CAPTURE THE PLACE! Capture the uniqueness of the area by explaining its major cultural and physical features: 1. Research and be able to explain its major features:
physical (natural/geographic) features: landforms, bodies of water, climate, elevation and weather as it pertains to the issue
Cultural features: customs and traditions, language, religion,, way of life (jobs), education, beliefs, government, population, wants and needs. What is being affected?
WHY is this issue happening???????
1. Explain the reasons or factors for this issue/crisis (CAUSE AND EFFECT)
2. Make connections to the characteristics of a civilization-is it because of geography, religion, political instability, lack of resources, education, disease?????? Explain, use evidence from research.
How are people being affected??????
1. Explain how this crisis is impacting the people in that region.
2. How is their culture(way of life) directly affected by this global concern?
3. Explain how the geography of the region is connected to the issue? Does the geography connect to this crisis? (CAUSE AND EFFECT)
4. Include statistics/data relevant to crisis.
Solution and reflection: How are people helping to alleviate or end this crisis? (helping to fix or solve the crisis)
1. How are people bringing awareness to this issue?
2. Explain how people of the world are addressing the needs of this region.
3. Research and explain at least TWO concrete example of organizations that are helping and their specific solutions. Be specific and use researched examples from online articles or organization websites.
1. Personal analysis/reflection of the issue in this particular place (why you think that this is an important topic to learn about and teach the class.
Reign - period of time when a king or queen rules.
Wages- amount paid to a worker
Legion-group of soldiers in the Roman military
Emperor-absolute ruler of many territories and people.
Bribe-money or gift given to someone illegally for a favor
Economy-the trade and distribution of money, services, and goods in a country
Foreign-someone or something that is unfamiliar or coming from somewhere else.
Profit-the amount of money made after overhead.
Inflation-steep rise in prices and a decline in the value of a product
supply-the amount(number) or availability of a product that is for sale
demand-the desire or need for a product or service
Supply and demand-the price of an item is determined by how much people want(demand) and how many are available.
barter-trading or exchanging an item for another item of equal value
currency-money(coins, paper money)
- mercenaries-paid soldiers from a foreign country sometimes not loyal to the country paying them.
- reform-changes to bring about improvements, usually political changes.
- authority-how much power someone has
- reinforce-to stregthen
- expand-to spread out to make bigger(territory)
- loot-to steal
- conquest-the take over of land (to conquer) by war
- thrive-to flourish or grow very well
- multicultural-having many cultures
- peninsula-a landform attached to a larger piece of land with water surrounding it 3 sides.
- preserve-to keep or save
- culture-the way people live that is passed down, customs, beliefs, traditions, clothing, food
- ambitious-determined towards a goal
- architecture-the design of buildings and large structures