Society, and Technology Connections
Below are expectations
from the Curriculum
Standards for Social Studies of the National Council for the
Social Studies that the "Korean Enigma" module addresses.
Identify and describe
both current and historical examples of the interaction and interdependence
of science, technology, and society in a variety of cultural settings.
Make judgments about
how science and technology have affected the physical world and
human society and our understanding of time, space, place, and
Analyze how science
and technology influence the core values, beliefs, and attitudes
of society, and how core values, beliefs, and attitudes of society
shape scientific and technological change.
Evaluate various policies
that have been proposed as ways of dealing with social changes
resulting from new technologies.
Recognize and interpret
varied perspectives about human societies and the physical world
using scientific knowledge, ethical standards, and technologies
from diverse world cultures.
The "Korean Enigma" module also supports the National
Geography Standards, which produce a geographically informed
person, who sees meaning in the arrangement of things in space and
applies a spatial perspective to life situations." Therefore,
the geographically informed person knows and understands
The World in Spatial
How to use
maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies
to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
How to use mental maps
to organize information about people, places, and environments in
a spatial context
How to analyze the spatial
organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface
Places and Regions
and human characteristics of places
That people create regions
to interpret earth's complexity
How culture and experience
influence people's perceptions of places and regions
and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface
distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface
distribution, and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
The patterns and networks
of economic interdependence on Earth's surface
The processes, patterns,
and functions of human settlement
How the forces of cooperation
and conflict among people influence the division and control of
Environment and Society
How human actions
modify the physical environment
How physical systems
affect human systems
The changes that occur
in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
The Uses of Geography
to apply geography to interpret the past
How to apply geography
to interpret the present and plan for the future
The "Korean Enigma" module supports several standards
and objective identified by The
National Center for History in the Schools in their National
Standards for World History
Expanding the Zones
of Exchange and Encounter
Major developments in East Asia in the era of the Tang dynasty,
Chinese influence on
the peoples of Inner Asia, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan
The spread and power
of Buddhism in Tang China, Korea, and Japan. [Analyze cause-and-effect
How Buddhism was introduced
from China to Korea and Japan.
How the Korean emperor
encouraged Japan to adopt Buddhism.
of Chinese influence on the peoples of Inner Asia, Korea, Southeast
Asia, and Japan by:
- Analyzing changes
in Inner Asia, Korea, and Vietnam under the impact of Tang state
and culture. [Marshal evidence of antecedent circumstances]
- Constructing a map
of Korea showing elevation and the proximity of the Japanese islands
to the Chinese mainland.
- Understanding the
role geography played in the development of Japan. How it influenced
Japan's relations with China and Korea.
- Examining how the
Tang dynasty extended its influence in East Asia.
- Understanding to what
extent did Korea and Vietnam adopted Chinese traditions.
- Understanding to what
extent did Korea and Vietnam resisted Chinese political domination.
Regarding the significance of Mongol rule in China, Korea, Russia,
and Southwest Asia, the Students Should Be Able to:
- Assess the effects
of the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars and colonization
of Korea on the world-power status of Japan. [Analyze cause-and-effect
- Analyze the reasons
for Japan's imperial expansion in Korea and Manchuria and the
rise of Japan as a world power. [Analyze cause-and-effect relationships]
- Analyze the significance
of international crises such the Korean War on international politics.
[Formulate historical questions