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East Asian History

East Asian History is a HL History course in the IB curriculum.

Asia is an extensive area with diverse cultural traditions and historical influences affecting it over a long period of time. It is impossible to study all aspects of the region’s history.  Therefore, this course will focus on East Asia. The thrust of the course extends from circa 1770 to the end of the 20th century (2000) and includes China, Japan and Korea. We will do some additional investigation of the southeast region of Vietnam and surrounding countries. We will focus on the political, economic and cultural/social trends and events of the region. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to understand one of the 21st century’s most dynamic regions. As such we will be examining current topics in the region as well as the historical record.

This course prepares students for the IB HL2 exam in history.

Current Events -- Do Once per quarter

•Learn about a current event in Asia (up to 5 years ago counts)

•Make sure it is either domestic politics, foreign policy, Economic, or Religion, or Cultural/Social.
•Make a GoogleSlide Show
–Intro page with outline of slide show
–Topic, what happened, what is going on: What, when, where, who, how
–Historical background of topic/event
–P.O.V.s, a new slide for each perspective, so at least two slides
–Synthesis/Meaning/analysis of situation
–Discussion Questions for the class
– Bibliography (at least 5 reputable sources)
•Teach it and lead a class discussion for half the class period.
•You do this ONCE per quarter
•You work with partner/s
•No duplicates from other groups!`
•Share with teacher before presentation day.