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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.
Students read and respond to a history of Korea. In this occupation instructional activity, students work in groups to research the effects of Japanese occupation and create an illustrated timeline. Students listen to a lecture and write an acrostic. Students create and write a newspaper on the occupation of Korea by the Japanese from the point of view of various groups.
Examine the impact of Imperialism in relation to power and industrialization. There are three short answer questions for critical thinkers to respond to in this handout. They'll describe the relationship between Imperialism and industrialization, Japanese Imperial Power, and the relationship between Imperialism and Nationalism.
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. Students respond to essay questions following their research.
Students analyze Japanese tanka poetry. In this Japanese poetry lesson plan, students identify analyze the structure of tanka poetry. Students complete the activities at the given links for the lesson plan and compose two tanka poems.
This is a traditional textbook chapter on feudal powers in Japan, which includes vocabulary, note-taking tips in the sidebar, main ideas, and follow-up assessment questions. It also incorporates opportunities for art analysis and geography skill building, and concludes with an in-depth look at the uniform of a Japanese samurai soldier.
Explore the implications of the Japanese occupation of Korea during World War II. Learners read Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood, participate in classroom discussions about the novel and keep journals in which they respond to comprehension and higher-level questions.
Students explore tanka, a form of Japanese poetry. They read and analyze tankas to determine the structure and intent, and compose a traditional and a non-traditional tanka.
Ninth graders explore empires by researching Japan's history. In this Japanese research lesson, 9th graders discuss the history of Japan and the elements of World War II that caused Japan to become an enemy of the United States. Students collaborate in pairs and create either a PowerPoint presentation, poster or rap about a specific Japanese related topic.
Gagaku is music traditionally played in the Japanese imperial courts of long ago. Learners listen to this and other traditional Japanese music to gain an understanding of culture and music history. They work to identify Japanese instruments and musical styles. Note: Music is not included.
Students explore the concept of geopolitical conflicts. In this Korean and Japanese relations lesson, students investigate the history of conflict between the nations. Students compose essays using their findings.
Students complete this lesson before visiting the National Museum of the Pacific War. They student examples of major empires and conclude what the effects of imperialism are on societies. They look at examples of art and architecture from selected cultures.
Critical thinking comes in many forms, one of which is written response. Learners compose three responses describing Japanese actions in Korea, forced open trade with the West, and the impact of Japanese Imperialism on relationships between Japan and its neighbors. 
Students read facts about Imperial Japan from 1912 - 1922 and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 7 short answer questions.
Students study introductory history and cultural purposes of selected Japanese dance forms. They analyze the philosophical beliefs, social systems, and movement norms that influence the function and role of Japanese dance in the lives of its people.
Young scholars study the pro-independence movement of 1919 in Korea. In this Korean history lesson, students investigate the implications of Japanese occupation of Korea and create posters that feature the essence of the Korean pro-independence movement of 1919.
Students work from topics provided by the teacher to create a political cartoon that illustrates imperialism throughout the world, focusing on that which led up to World War One.
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.
Learners examine the implications of the Japanese occupation of Korea then and today. In this Korean history lesson, students read 2 handouts regarding the occupation and respond to discussion questions that ask them to consider the cultural clash that erupted in the occupation.
Students analyze documents ranging from poetry to policy to determine the changes in Korea during its occupation. In this Japanese Colonialism instructional activity, students listen to a lecture, read documents and write responses analyzing the text. Students write an essay discussing the impact of Japanese occupation on Korean economy, politics, and society.

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