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Eastern Kingdoms - A Survey of Asia's History

Course Catalog ID:
4396
Subject Categories:
Social Studies / Social Science
Description

This course explores the historical and cultural developments of East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea), South Asia (Indian subcontinent), and Southeast Asia from around 2000 years ago to the present day. Students will actively engage with the art, architecture, literature, technology, customs, religions, and societal structures of these diverse cultures through a series of creative projects and interactive class discussions. The perspectives of individuals within each of these varying cultural and religious contexts will be considered through a biblical worldview. Major periods of study include the rise and fall of the empires and dynasties, the influence of colonization, and the more recent developments of the twentieth century, including nationalism, communism and the Cold War, and modernization. While this course requires some writing, it also features projects and other forms of evaluation to make it more accessible for students who are still developing their writing.

Prerequisites
Grade Levels*:
9, 10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.

“This course really sheds light on Asian history that many students don’t learn or emphasize. This class also prepares you for World History by giving you a solid background in Asia’s long and complicated history. I loved this class and would highly recommend it to any student.”

Celia M
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Student

“Whether you are interested in one specific Asian country or the area as a whole, this class will help you gain insight into the culture and history that has formed the region today. The teacher guided us through many class discussions and breakout rooms into the fascinating history of China’s ancient dynasties, India’s achievement of independence, and much more. While challenging at times due to the workload, you will definitely learn a lot.”

Dylan H
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Student

“The course was not only extremely informative on matters regarding Asian history, but the assignments and activities were all fun, interesting, and most importantly, made you think critically rather than just memorize facts.”

Alyanna S
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Student

“I would recommend this course not only to history enthusiasts, but really anyone who wants to better understand society. We were not only taught facts and dates, but also analyzed the how and why of history. We got to see a clear progression of science and religion, which led to a better understanding of current world events.”

Eliav T
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Student

“This course was interactive and fun and kept me engaged the entire school year with discussions, interesting assignments, and projects — definitely one of my favorite classes.”

Hannah I
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Student

“This course helped me to learn more about Asia and understand how current relationships between countries have been affected by their history. There are many activities to help students remember the material they have learned.”

Isabelle M
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Student
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