To show the advances that took place in the Far East at a time when little progress was being made in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.
1 class period
This lesson includes a game for the entire class that is played using a series of 35 statements summarizing the cultural achievements which took place in these three countries of the Far East. A key word or name is missing from each sentence.
The class is divided into two teams. Play begins when someone from Team 1 reads the first sentence. If that person can correctly identify the missing word or name, their team scores set number of points. Answers are worth either 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 depending on the difficulty of the question.
Teams take turns answering questions. If neither team gives the right answer after two tries each, the teacher announces the missing word or name.
The same person cannot answer twice in a row for their team, and team members cannot talk over possible answers.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.