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Japan in the World Since 1945
What have US-Japanese relations been like since the conclusion of World War II? Why do some commentators identify Japan's postwar years as a subordinate independence? Invite your young historians to research Japan's status in the world community following the end of an era of Japanese imperialism, as well as Japan's subsequent political and economic development as a nation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Map Activity - Japan’s Warrior Government
A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of living on a island launches a mapping activity that reveals how Japan's military and cultural history were influenced by the nation's geographic location and topography.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Land of the Rising Guns?
Students discuss the decision after World War II of Japan's to follow a policy of pacifism. After reading an article, they identify the ways Japan is strengthening its military. They watch a video to discover how their Constitution was changed.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Japanese Modernization and Imperialism
Students examine the period in which Japan ended its isolationism with the rest of the world. Using the internet, they identify the reasons why Japan occupied and annexed Korea along with the country's reasons for going to war with China and Russia.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 50 Downloads
Nature and the Environment in Postwar Japan
Japan has a complex relationship with the environment. Explore this relationship with your class through this resource. Included are thought questions, several activity ideas that range from writing, to discussion, to research, and an idea for a theoretical conversation about attitudes toward nature.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
This presentation reviews the ins and outs of nineteenth century imperialism. The narrator discusses the colonization of Africa in great detail, and delves into the effects of industrialization, superior technology, and widespread disease on the imperialistic motivations of European powers.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan for Japan
The effect of cultural beliefs on the progress and industrialization of a society is an interesting idea to consider, and this is certainly true in this lesson on feudal Japan. Your young historians will read informational texts on samurai and their use of Bushido, and then discuss how perhaps these beliefs and those of China may have contributed to one country's superior advancements and industrialization.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 35 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Restored Imperial Rule in Japan
Upper graders read a provided informational text regarding restored imperial rule in Japan. They read about the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate, use of Western Technology, and restoration of imperial rule. There are two comprehension questions that follow the reading.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 73 Downloads
China - the Geography of European Imperialism - Spheres of Influence in China
Ninth graders create a map of China. They identify the various spheres of influence carved out by the Imperialist powers of Europe as well as locating geographical features of china and major cities. They explain the global impact of imperialism and political and social reform in China.
9th Social Studies & History 6 Views 50 Downloads
Differentiated Tea Party: Important Groups in Feudal Japan
Learners research the different groups in Feudal Japan. In this Japanese people lesson, students are broken into different groups representing the different roles in Japan. They research their group and have a "tea party" in which they interact with their classmates and find information about the other groups.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 69 Downloads
The Westernization of Japan
Students examine the westernization of Japan. In this world history lesson, students explore the culture shift in Japan during the 20th century and note the similarities between the foundation of modern Japanese government and governments of the west.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 26 Downloads
An excellent overview of historical Japanese culture, this presentation could carry through a world history unit or a lesson on the history of Japan. Especially interesting are the slides that compare Japanese armor and castles to other countries during the Medieval period.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 20 Views 118 Downloads
The "New" European Imperialism
Discuss European Imperialism using this resource. This is an online world history worksheet. Learners answer 20 questions regarding the new European Imperialism using drop-down menus to select their answers for each question. They can submit their answers to be scored.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 179 Downloads
U.S. Imperialism PowerPoint Project
Eighth graders explore U.S. Imperialism. They explain why stronger countries take control of weaker countries. Students research Imperialism in other parts of the world. In groups, 8th graders create a PowerPoint presentation discussing their findings.
8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 27 Downloads