Social Studies - 2019-20

WG.12 d - Cultural Influences and Landscapes of East Asia

The student will analyze the characteristics of the East Asian region by 

d) recognizing cultural influences and landscapes.

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The East Asian region traces its cultural landscape back to ancient civilizations that arose in China and influenced the region.

ESSENTIALS

Cultural influences 

  • Areas of both extremely dense and sparse population 
  • Contrast between rural and urban areas 
  • Religious diversity: Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism, Shintoism, Confucianism 
  • Respect for ancestors 

Cultural heritage 

  • Silks 
  • Wood and ivory carvings 
  • Ideograms, unique alphabets 

Cultural landscape 

  • Great Wall of China 
  • Pagodas 
  • Temples and shrines 
  • Terraced rice fields

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018