Chinese Inventions

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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 - suitable for middle and high school.

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<ul><li> 1. Special Educational Edition!</li></ul> <p> 2. </p> <ul><li>Come on down!! </li></ul> <p> 3. ???? 554 Silk China The West 4. 1300 BC 5. ???? 1600 China The West 6. 300 BC 7. ???? 1150 China The West 8. 105 AD 9. ???? 1600s China The West 10. 264 AD 11. ???? 1589 China The West 12. 549 AD 13. ???? 1377 China The West 14. 700 AD 15. ???? 1300 16. 1161 17. ???? 1423 China The West 18. 1041 AD 19. 20. </p> <ul><li>Zheng He </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Ships were 400 feet long, 160 feet wide, and carried 18,000 men in 1430. </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Santa Maria 60 years later (what year?) was 85 feet long.</li></ul></li></ul> <p> 21. 22. So why did they never do anything with all of this? 23. Calligraphy </p> <ul><li>Believed you can read a mans character by his calligraphy </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Note the priority here non-scientific </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Standardized tests </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>150 million take, 300,000 pass. </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>Tested Confucian knowledge/morals .</li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <p> 24. 25. They also thought there was no external threat; the seas were safe, so why bother. 26. 1. Inventors were considered low-class. 2. Empire regulated invention and discovery. 3. Commitment to relational thinking Ying-Yang. Why else??? 27. </p>