Asian History Teacher Resources
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Young scholars explain the basic historical and geographical facts about the Afghan region, and identify themes in the history of Afghanistan from the sixth century B.C. to the present.
Twelfth graders examine Korean history and culture. In this Asian history lesson, 12th graders discuss the effects of the Japanese occupation of Korea. They research literature from the time period and compose written responses based on the experience of having their whole cultural identities stripped away suddenly, as in the case of the Koreans. They create another essay response based on the events of the period.
Young scholars study the life of Genghis Khan from his childhood to adulthood as a conqueror. They write poetry for two voices. They investigate how rules and laws are made and work together to problem solve.
In this Asian history worksheet, students label the 10 listed locations on a map of the Japanese occupation of Manchuria in 1931 and 1932.
Students investigate one of the largest religious structures in the world, Angkor Wat, a temple in Cambodia. The temple's place in Southeast Asian history, its history and the migration of ideas of both Hinduism and Buddhism is examined in this instructional activity.
Seventh graders explore the current tensions in Asia by completing a graphic organizer. In this Asian politics instructional activity, 7th graders examine a Powerpoint slide and news article which gives them the information needed to fill in their graphic organizer. Students participate in a discussion about the information they have read with their classmates.
The Tang Empire reigned, Buddhism spread, and power shifted hands in inner and East Asia from 600-1200 AD. Present your class with information on the rise and fall of Chinese empires, invasions, and Chinese influences on Vietnam, Korea, Japan.
Students explore Chinese life during the Cultural Revolution. They read and discuss a brief historical essay on 20th century China as well as viewing a fictionalized film account of the time period titled, "To Live". They write a review of the film and create propaganda posters based on the film.
Quiz your historians in the fascinating history and culture behind modern-day Japan using this trivia flashcard handout. Ten cards each contain a simply-written question and answer, covering topics such as Confucianism, bushido, Japan's feudal period, Dutch trade, and haiku poetry. Many cards require them to recall terms in Japanese, and could be used in a Japanese language class. Note that the question and answer are both written on the same side of the page- not ideal for flashcard use.
In this American Civil War activity, students label the 9 listed event and battle locations on a map of the Civil War between the years 1861 and 1863.
In this Central Asia guided reading learning exercise, students read and make generalizations about Central Asia's history, economics, and education.
In this South Asia instructional activity, students match terms and write a speech that explains the history and relationship between Pakistan and India.
Students, after given the opportunity to us the software Eyewitness-History of the World, research a given topic, abstract the main ideas, and ultimately present the findings to the class. Inevitably, the students design three quiz questions to be used on a quiz at the end of the presentations.
Students investigate the determination of the boundaries of various countries. They work in small groups to research a country's political history and past boundary issues and territorial disputes.
Young scholars discover the history of Asian Americans by reading personal stories. In this Asian history lesson, students utilize the Internet to read personal stories and experiences of Asian men and woman in the U.S. Young scholars read individual biographies of Asian Americans and create their own fictional journal entries in the same style.
Students consider the contributions of Mongolian women to society. In this women's studies lesson, students analyze the contributions of Mongolian women to society in the past and today.
China, India, and Africa are all players in the trade, culture, conflict, and politics that marked a 300 year period in tropical Afro-Asian history. This comprehensive presentation covers environment, economics, religion, and the effects of Islamic conflict occurring from 1200-1500 AD. Cultural effects of these interactions are also covered.
Students examine the U.S. stance regarding the Sino-Japanese conflict. In this diplomacy lesson, students analyze the sanctions employed by United States on Japan when they took over Manchuria. Students determine how actions by the United States may have contributed to ill feelings and ultimately led to the Pearl Harbor attack. Students respond to essay questions following their research.
Students explore the music of the Silk Road. In this Asian history lesson, students create a Powerpoint presentation featuring musical diffusion.
Did you know that the world's first novel was written by a woman? Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji, was published in 1021. Class members research Eastern and Western cultures in the 10th and 11th centuries, view modern adaptations of this classic of Japanese literature, and prepare a PowerPoint presentation in which they compare a classic western novel to Murasaki Shikibu's story.