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China Inquiry -- History 30% Project History Department Essential Learning: Make connections and use the

knowledge of the past to address current issues

Miranda Overson March 20, 2013 7 China Inquiry

Explore current China through the news. *Question provided for this inquiry.
Compare and contrast cultural diffusion (sharing of ideas and goods) of ancient and modern China.

1.) Inquiry

(3-5+ sentences Stretch your thinking; Be specific; Draw connections from past history and current events)
After watching the movie and looking at the website, people can notice that almost every single product is produced in China. Clothing, school supplies, chairs, tables, anything. Along with that, the different products that we traded long ago, are probably completely different than the goods we trade today. Back then cattle, jewels, slaves, food, and other goods were most commonly traded among. Now, in 2013, more modern objects are traded throughout the world. In addition, camels and cattle were used as transportation to trade with others. Airplanes, trains, and cargo ships are used currently to trade with others.

2.) Prediction What do you think you will find?

3.) Citations of References A. China Revealed Silk Road Embedded Video (Only watch the first 3 minute video) B. Office of the US Trade Representative Text-- Website
Use easybib.com to properly cite the reference materials that you use for your investigation within the selected news site. Select APA format. Alphabetize.
A.) Classic Discovery Shows. (n.d.). Discovery Channel. Retrieved from http://dsc.discovery.com/tvshows/other-shows/videos/discovery-atlas-china-revealed-silk-road.htm B.) China. (n.d.). Office of the United States Trade Representative. Retrieved from http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/china

Miranda Overson March 20, 2013 7 China Inquiry

(Expected and unexpected answers, insights, and questions related to the inquiry focus. Use Language Toolkit 2 for help with citations using APA style)
1.) When people would trade along the silk road they would occasionally run into robbers who would ambush them. This was something that people would expect if the Chinese were trading valuable goods across miles of Europe and Asia. 2.) In the 17th century China stopped trading with others, but continued later on. Obviously events like this eventually fall, and continue to stay closed, but that wasnt the case with China. China business process re-opened later on in time. 3.) China has exported and imported billions of products reaching a price of $503 billion dollars. Considering that many products are made in China, this isnt exactly surprising, besides you get past the money cost. 4.) In all, China is the second largest trading country. This is probably something that most people would expect.

4.) Investigation (2+ pieces of evidence per Citation = 4+ Pieces of Evidence)

5.) Analysis (5-8 sentences Follow PEEER Overview model) Write a PEEER paragraph that answers the Inquiry Question For your Evidence statement use one of your Direct Quotes Color-code your paragraph -Compare and contrast cultural diffusion (sharing of ideas and goods) of ancient and modern China.

Miranda Overson March 20, 2013 7 China Inquiry Trading among others during ancient China had been much more rebellious than now. This shows that it was more undertaking to trade with others along the silk road. For instance, in order to trade with others, it would take a fair amount of time to arrive to a destination on camel back. There could also be a possible chance that people wandering about could rob the traders. Furthermore, difficulties like these came along with objectives like these during the ancient era. In conclusion, it was much harder for people to trade with each other in the ancient times.

INQUIRY RUBRIC Research

A Properly uses the 5 Ws of Website Evaluation and Easybib.com without exception Ideas and elaboration include thorough and insightful historical connections. Includes variety in sentence structure and high-level word choice throughout. Is free of most errors conventions.

B Properly uses the 5 Ws of Website Evaluation and Easybib.com with few exceptions. Ideas and elaboration include insightful historical connections. Includes variety in sentence structure and high-level word choice occasionally. Is generally free of most errors in conventions. Follows instructions with one or two omissions, and includes Del Mar header, 12 point Cambria or Times New Roman font.

C Somewhat uses the 5 Ws of Website Evaluation and Easybib.com properly. Ideas or elaboration includes insightful historical connections. Includes a lack of variety in sentence structure and highlevel word choice. Has some errors in conventions.

D Does not use the 5 Ws of Website Evaluation and Easybib.com properly. Ideas nor elaboration include historical connections. Includes a lack of variety in sentence structure and high-level word choice throughout. Contains errors in conventions, so serious that meaning is somewhat obscured. Follows instructions with multiple omissions, and does not include Del Mar header, or 12 point Cambria or Times New Roman font.

Historical Connections

Written Expression

Quality of Work

Follows instructions completely and includes Del Mar header, 12 point Cambria or Times New Roman font.

Follows instructions with several omissions, may not include Del Mar header, or 12 point Cambria or Times New Roman font.