Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.11b - Regional Trade Networks

The student will apply social science skills to understand the civilizations and empires of Asia, with emphasis on Japan and China, by

b) explaining technological advances and transfers, networks of economic interdependence, and cultural interactions;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Regional trade networks and long-distance trade routes in Asia aided the diffusion and exchange of technology and culture.

ESSENTIALS

Goods

 Spices from lands around the Indian Ocean

 Textiles from India, China, the Middle East, and later Europe

 Porcelain from China and Persia


Technology

 Paper from China through the Muslim world to Byzantium and Western Europe

 New crops from India (e.g., for making sugar)

 Waterwheels and windmills from the Middle East

 Navigation: Compass from China, lateen sail from Indian Ocean region


Ideas

 Spread of religions across the hemisphere

o Buddhism from China to Korea and Japan

o Hinduism and Buddhism from India to Southeast Asia

o Islam into West Africa, Central and Southeast Asia

 Printing and paper money from China


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms

Maritime (10a)

Amber (10b)

Textiles (10b)

Watermills (10b)

Windmills (10b)

Lateen sails (10b)

Archipelago (10c)

Shinto (10c)

Animism (10d)

Torri

People

Samurai

Mansa Musa (10d)

Places

Indian Ocean (10a,b,d)

China Sea (10a)

Black Sea (10a)

Middle East (10b)

Korea (10b)

Japan (10b)

Sea of Japan (10c)

East Sea (10c)

Ghana (10d)

Mali (10d)

Songhai (10d)

Axum (10d)

Ethiopian highlands (10d)

Zimbabwe (10d)

Great Zimbabwe (10d)

Sahara (10d)

Timbuktu (10d)

Zambezi River (10d)

Limpopo River (10d)

Niger River (10d)

Updated: May 17, 2018