Grade 8 – Asian Empires

November 4 to 8, 2013

Homework due on Friday:

Monday – New Empires in India, Glencoe World History pages 83 to 86. Be able to answer questions 1 to 7 on page 86. Study your notes and handouts. Be ready for a test on Tuesday. Be familiar with these questions:  Who was Asoka?  Where is Antioch?  Give 3 examples of Indian architecture. What did India import from China?

Tuesday – Assessment

Wednesday – Complete assessment. Early Chinese Civilizations

Be able to answer these questions by the end of class:

1. __________ hastened the collapse of most Chinese dynasties.
a. The declining power of the central government
b. Rebellions
c. Invasions
d. all of the above
2. Confucianism, Daoism, and __________ are three major Chinese schools of thought that emerged between 500 and 200 B.C.
a. Buddhism
b. Hinduism
c. Legalism
d. none of the above
3. __________ is considered the originator of Daoist thought.
a. Siddhartha Gautama
b. Dao
c. Confucius
d. Laozi
4. During the Qin and Han dynasties, the censorate __________
a. kept watch over government officials.
b. built roads.
c. built the Great Wall of China.
d. maintained the monetary system.
5. Under the Han, the Chinese invented __________
a. irrigation.
b. silk.
c. paper.
d. astronomy.

Thursday – Return test. Early Chinese Civilizations

Homework due on Friday:  Email to: dcozart (at)

Friday – No School for Students / Teacher Workshop Friday and Saturday.

H O M E W O R K ! ! !   Practice these websites until you are an expert!

Week of November 11 to 15, 2013

Monday – Please turn in any missing assignments by Thursday, November 13, 2013.

Wednesday – Study Skills presentation in the library.

Thursday -MIDTERM. Last day to turn in missing assignments!


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