Lessons

Ming Dynasty and Ottoman Empire

1. Empires Emerge: The birth and growth of greatness.

2. Leadership and Lineage: Following the bloodline and then some.

3. Politics and Religion: Who or what commands true power over people?

4. Trade and Interactions: A nod to the rest of the world.

5. You're up Europe: Three popes and the state of Europe.

 

The story being told is one of a rise to power for generally two of history's major Empires and how they handled such power once acquired. However a more entertaining way of saying this is that it's: A tale of caution in which danger is found not in making deals with the devil but with god instead. There is always a price to be payed for making such deals and in history sometimes entire civilizations fail to foresee such consequences. That being: What is the true value or danger in following the leadership of someone who proclaims to speak on the behalf of the divine power?

In my case i would love to use games, media, projects, debates, lectures, guided feedback, my knowledge, student knowledge, cultural knowledge, student participation, group work, storytelling individual work, and a plan of instruction all throughout the lessons. I know it's a lot but, I feel as though all of this can be incorporated appropriately.

    • Courtney Pabst
      Courtney Pabst

      Taylor,

      It does seem like a lot of different itools from our toolbox that you plan to use in your lessons, but if you use a couple of them for each, I not only think it wouldn't be overwhelming, but it would be great for your students to learn in such a large variety of ways. I also think you did a great job with the story telling aspect of this assignment. It was something that I struggled with, and reading yours definitely helps me see what was expected of us even more. Good work!

      • Robert Goldberg
        Robert Goldberg

        Merhaba Taylor,

         Your rational for why your unit contains both the Ming and Ottomans is interesting. I wonder if one day is enough to cover the papacy. You might want a day for testing or the games you mentioned. Furthermore I'm not sure if lesson 4 should be in this unit. Not saying it should not be but I was thinking at least for the Ottomans that could go better towards the colonialism unit and be a smaller topic I assume your talking about them shutting down trade from India to Europe meaning people have to fine a new passage to India which lead to many exploration ventures by countries. If its something else forget what i said. The Silk Road ok fair enough although that's less about the religious aspects of the Ming and more about Chinese goods but fair enough.

        • Nicholas Neuner
          Nicholas Neuner

          I like how each lesson is drawn out with a title and a sort of theme attached to it. I think you have a great start here, and it seems like this is of personal interest. What I would recommend is taking this from the broad and refining it. the first paragraph is great, and would fit well in a intro to a course paper. As for someone looking to understand this course, I would suggest maybe just diving right into the specifics of what each dynasty did in regards to the highlights of this paragraph. I think that the ambitiousness of your tools is feasible, but I personally would like to see you break them down with the lesson in your next lesson plan. Overall, I enjoyed your lesson plan.

          • Jaclyn Dellisanti
            Jaclyn Dellisanti

            Taylor,

            I like how you have the overview and then a more specific title. The more tolls you use, the more interested your students will be. They will not get bored listening to a lecture every day. Games will stimulate participation and show you if your students actually grasped the material. You did a good job with the story element of your lessons and they do build of one another. Nice job!

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              Jaclyn Dellisanti on Lessons (): Taylor, I like how you have the overview and then a more specific title. The...
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