McDougal Ancient China Lesson 4 – Use this

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Lesson Summary
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• Trading routes called the Silk Roads brought goods and ideas to and from China. • Confucianism and Daoism had a lasting influence in China. • Chinese inventions in agriculture, paper making, and other discoveries improved daily life.
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What kinds of goods moved along the Silk Roads?
What kinds of goods moved along the  Silk Roads?
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Silk. Paper. Pottery.
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Why was it called Silk Road?
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Because only Chinese could make silk. Other peoples wanted the *silk*, so the roads were built to move silk, to new markets.
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Did ideas and customs travel along the silk road?
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Ideas and customs travel along the road because it was used by so many travelers from China, ideas and customs spread across the land.
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Was silk valuable?
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Yes.
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What did Chinese receive for the silk?
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Silver and gold from lands to the west of China. At one time, one pound of silk was equal to one pound of gold.
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What is cultural diffusion?
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It’s the spread of culture.
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How does cultural diffusion occur?
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From trade with others on the Silk Road. Chinese ideas and customs spread to new nations.
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Did Buddhism spread because of the Silk Road?
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Yes.
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How did Buddhism spread on the Silk Road?
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Buddhist missionaries entered China along the Silk Roads. Buddhism spread to Japan and Korea from China.
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During what dynasty did Buddhism spread on the Silk Road?
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During the Han Dynasty.
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Can you identify the early Silk Road, 150 BC-500 AD on the map, look at the image?
Can you identify the early Silk Road, 150 BC-500 AD on the map, look at the image?
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See the image!
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What impact did Confucianism have?
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The standards set by Confucianism remained significant in Chinese government and education.
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What about Confucianism remains important today?
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Confucianism standards about social duty are still important in Chinese villages.
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True or false: Daoism had no lasting influence in China?
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False. Daoism had a lasting influence in China.
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How did Daoism influence China?
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By the sixth century, it was a religion with priests, rituals, and volumes of collected writings. Unlike Confucianism, however, Daoism remained primarily a Chinese belief system.
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What advances occurred with the Han?
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Mneumonic: cabww Collar harness for horses to help them pull plows Agriculture. Better plows Wheelbarrow to move stuff easier Watermills used river power to grind grain.
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Did Han also invent paper?
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Yes the Chinese invented paper in 150 AD. Before paper, the Chinese recorded information on silk, which was expensive. Cheap paper made recording information easier.

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