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Have your students get into small groups and guess the year in which each invention is made, like Price is Right. Keep a tally of the number right of each group, and declare a champion of the world - ...

Have your students get into small groups and guess the year in which each invention is made, like Price is Right. Keep a tally of the number right of each group, and declare a champion of the world - suitable for middle and high school.

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  • Special Educational Edition!
    • Come on down!!
  • ???? 554 Silk China The West
  • 1300 BC
  • ???? 1600 China The West
  • 300 BC
  • ???? 1150 China The West
  • 105 AD
  • ???? 1600s China The West
  • 264 AD
  • ???? 1589 China The West
  • 549 AD
  • ???? 1377 China The West
  • 700 AD
  • ???? 1300
  • 1161
  • ???? 1423 China The West
  • 1041 AD
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    • Zheng He
      • Ships were 400 feet long, 160 feet wide, and carried 18,000 men in 1430.
      • Santa Maria 60 years later (what year?) was 85 feet long.
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  • So why did they never do anything with all of this?
  • Calligraphy
    • Believed you can read a man’s character by his calligraphy
      • Note the priority here – non-scientific
    • Standardized tests
      • 150 million take, 300,000 pass.
        • Tested Confucian knowledge/morals .
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  • They also thought there was no external threat; the seas were safe, so why bother.
  • 1. Inventors were considered low-class. 2. Empire regulated invention and discovery. 3. Commitment to relational thinking – Ying-Yang. Why else???
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