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WCF.M1.L52 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • As a result of your readings and reflections in this lesson you will be able to discuss the influence of Confucianism and Taoism on the development of ancient China.

  • General
  • Alphabet Makers
  •  Chinese Writing

  • Partridge, ed: Introduction to World Religions
  • 50Bankes: Sacred Jaguar: The Olmecs

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 30-31The First Civilizations: China 1700-1050 BC
  • 50-51Peoples of Central Asia 6000- 500 AD
  • 24-25From Hunting to Farming: The Americas 12,000-1000 BC
  • 32-35Civilizations in Mesoamerica 1200 BC-700 AD and Cultures in South America 1400 BC- 1000 AD.
  • 84-85Civilizations in Mesoamerica and South America 500-1500
  • 108-109Cultures in North America 500-1500

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 102-112Definition of Chinese Civilization to 500 BC
  • 130-131Review Chart
  • 273-278Fringes of the Civilized World and Sub Saharan Africa
  • 278-282The Americas

  • Hiebert: Cultural Anthropology
  • 61-86Material Culture: Description and Explanation
  • 89-110Cultural Ecology

  • Woodberry, ed: Seed to Fruit
  • 1-14Johnstone: Loot at the Fields: Survey of the Task

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 214-216China: Introduction

  • Language
  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 52
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • What influence did Confucianism and Taoism have on the development of early Chinese society?