This product explores the great Chinese explorer Zheng He (1371–1433) and his accomplishments.
-a PowerPoint with maps and images,
-a lesson plan that highlights the Common Core standards met in this lesson,
-complete with YouTube links to the video series "Treasure Fleet: the Adventures of Zheng He,"
-a handout for the Do Now if a class projector is not available,
-a two-part Q & A handout for both videos (with an answer key for the teacher),
-a thematic essay assessment with a scoring rubric.
The most work that a teacher needs to do to make this a fantastic lesson on China is to make sure the YouTube links are accessible and to print the handouts. I have done this lesson for five years now, and it has proven to be worth the effort every year for my students.
This lesson pack addresses the Common Core State Standards. It has been updated with a page outlining the English Language Arts/History/Social Studies grades 9-10 as outlined at http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10
The Common Core Standards were written and developed by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.
This product is the work of All Things History Lesson Plans. It is intended to support the implementation of the CCCSS. No approval by, nor association with, the creators of the CCSS is intended or implied.