6.6 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social                 structures of the early civilizations of China.

    1.  Locate and describe the origins of Chinese civilization in the Huang-He Valley during             the Shang Dynasty.
    2.  Explain the geographic features of China that made governance and the spread of ideas         and goods difficult and served to isolate the country from the rest of the world.
    3.  Know about the life of Confucius and the fundamental teachings of Confucianism and             Taoism.
    4.  Identify the political and cultural problems prevalent in the time of Confucius and how            he sought to solve them.
    5.  List the policies and achievements of the emperor Shi Huangdi in unifying northern                 China under the Qin Dynasty.
    6.  Detail the political contributions of the Han Dynasty to the development of the imperial         bureaucratic state and the expansion of the empire.
    7.  Cite the significance of the trans-Eurasian "silk roads" in the period of the Han Dynasty         and Roman Empire and their locations.
    8.  Describe the diffusion of Buddhism northward to China during the Han Dynasty.

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