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An Advanced Placement English Study of Lost Names; Scenes from a Korean Boyhood
Twelfth graders examine Korean history and culture. In this Asian history lesson plan, 12th graders discuss the effects of the Japanese occupation of Korea. They research literature from the time period and compose written responses based on the experience of having their whole cultural identities stripped away suddenly, as in the case of the Koreans.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Angkor What? Angkor Wat!
Students investigate one of the largest religious structures in the world, Angkor Wat, a temple in Cambodia. The temple's place in Southeast Asian history, its history and the migration of ideas of both Hinduism and Buddhism is examined in this instructional activity.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 34 Downloads
Japan Writing Activity
Seventh graders explore the current tensions in Asia by completing a graphic organizer. In this Asian politics lesson, 7th graders examine a Powerpoint slide and news article which gives them the information needed to fill in their graphic organizer.
7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Inner and East Asia: 600-1200
The Tang Empire reigned, Buddhism spread, and power shifted hands in inner and East Asia from 600-1200 AD. Present your class with information on the rise and fall of Chinese empires, invasions, and Chinese influences on Vietnam, Korea, Japan.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Students explore Chinese life during the Cultural Revolution. They read and discuss a brief historical essay on 20th century China as well as viewing a fictionalized film account of the time period titled, "To Live". They write a review of the film and create propaganda posters based on the film.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 38 Downloads
Japanese History Flashcards
Quiz your historians in the fascinating history and culture behind modern-day Japan using this trivia flashcard handout. Ten cards each contain a simply-written question and answer, covering topics such as Confucianism, bushido, Japan's feudal period, Dutch trade, and haiku poetry.
9th - Higher Ed Languages 3 Views 10 Downloads
New Review What IS the Difference Between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims?
The distinction between Shiite and Sunni Muslims is an often misunderstood concept, yet very important for its implications in global affairs and for a more comprehensive understanding of the religion of Islam.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Eyewitness-History of the World
Young scholars, after given the opportunity to us the software Eyewitness-History of the World, research a given topic, abstract the main ideas, and ultimately present the findings to the class. Inevitably, the students design three quiz questions to be used on a quiz at the end of the presentations.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review Addressing Stereotypes
How is a stereotype defined, and what are some mechanisms we can use to combat negative stereotyping? Your young historians will discuss how and why stereotyping occurs, as well as consider the roots of modern conceptions of the Middle East.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Asian American History for 6th and 8th Grade
Students discover the history of Asian Americans by reading personal stories. In this Asian history lesson, students utilize the Internet to read personal stories and experiences of Asian men and woman in the U.S. Students read individual biographies of Asian Americans and create their own fictional journal entries in the same style.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Tropical Africa and Asia: 1200-1500
China, India, and Africa are all players in the trade, culture, conflict, and politics that marked a 300 year period in tropical Afro-Asian history. This comprehensive presentation covers environment, economics, religion, and the effects of Islamic conflict occurring from 1200-1500 AD.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
America and the Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1933-1939
Students examine the U.S. stance regarding the Sino-Japanese conflict. In this diplomacy lesson, students analyze the sanctions employed by United States on Japan when they took over Manchuria. Students determine how actions by the United States may have contributed to ill feelings and ultimately led to the Pearl Harbor attack.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads