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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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Special Educational Edition!

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Come on down!!

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???? 554

Silk

China The West

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1300 BC

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???? 1600

China The West

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300 BC

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???? 1150

China The West

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105 AD

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???? 1600s

China The West

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264 AD

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???? 1589

China The West

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549 AD

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???? 1377

China The West

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700 AD

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???? 1300

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1161

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???? 1423

China The West

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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?

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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.

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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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