CCRL 9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual
evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as
inferences drawn from the text.
Objectives: I can make
specific references to passages and events from a text to prove what the
text says directly as well as
the meaning I can infer indirectly. I can figure out what the text says directly
(explicitly) I can find appropriate quotations and
references to support my analysis of a text
Directions: Working individually, answer each of the following questions in complete sentences. ** IMPORTANT NOTE** All answers must be supported by simple citations (website or document and paragraph number)! In order to have a Socratic discussion you must prove that your opinions are supported by evidence in the text!
Resources: Open the following webpages in their own tabs before you answer the questions
Step One Definitions: Before you answer the questions, define the following vocabulary terms in your own words in complete sentences.
Step Two Questions:
1. When did the Zhou Dynasty come to power? 2. How were the cities of the Zhou Dynasty protected? 3. How did the Zhou deal with ruling such a massive territory? 4. Where were the merchants and artisans in the social order of the feudal system? 5. Where were the warriors in the social order of the feudal system? 6. What type of job did the majority of the Zhou Society hold? Please describe three aspects of their lives. 7. How was loess used in some of the bronze workshops? Give at least two examples. 8. What are two examples of ceramics made during the Zhou Dynasty? 9. How did the Zhou dynasty end?
** IMPORTANT NOTE** All answers must be supported by simple citations (website or document and paragraph number)! In order to have a Socratic discussion you must prove that your opinions are supported by evidence in the text!
Step Three Zhou: Understanding the Mandate of Heaven
Directions: Read the following excerpt from the Shu Jing and answer the selected questions at the end of the document (provided beneath the excerpt). You will then be completing the Mandate of Heaven worksheet. Be prepared to participate in a Socratic seminar discussion on the information covered.
Selected Questions: Each response should be between 4-7 sentences.
How does a monarch lose the Mandate of Heaven, and what are the consequences of this loss?
What evidence can you find here of the Chinese cult of reverence for the ancestors?
What sort of harmony does the monarch maintain?
Would Yi Yin accept the notion that there can be a distinction between ruler's private morality and public policies?
What does the theory of the Mandate of Heaven suggest about the nature of Chinese society?
** IMPORTANT NOTE** All answers must be supported by simple citations (document and paragraph number)! In order to have a Socratic discussion you must prove that your opinions are supported by evidence in the text!
American politicians often promise "innovative answers to the challenge of tomorrow." What would Yi Yin think about such an approach to statecraft? What would Yi Yin think about modern politicians who attempt to appear youthful? What would he think of popular opinion polls?