Japanese Imperialism Teacher Resources
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Social and Cultural Scene
Ninth graders examine the Imperial Era of Japan. In this World History lesson, 9th graders address the social and cultural aspects or history. students are given various true incidents and should understand that personal stories improve knowledge.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Korea - Japan Colonizes Korea
Ninth graders examine the connection between the Russo-Japanese War and Japan's annexation of Korea. They write a petition to President Teddy Roosevelt presenting the potential impact of supporting Japan in 1905 and encouraging a different course of action.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Japanese Empire and Culture in World War II
Learners 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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 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 4 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"A Sound of Hammering" by Dazai Osamu
Dazai Osamu’s short story, “A Sound of Hammering” is the focus of a three-day investigation of modern Japanese literature and life in post-World War II Japan. The events in Osamu’s story mirror those in his own life, and give a verisimilitude to the tale.
7th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 18 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
In the Shadow of My Country: A Japanese American Artist Remembers
Students analyze artist's themes and means of communication, think critically about their sources of information, and weigh claims of national security against the civil liberties of diverse groups.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 7 Downloads
Japanese History and Philosophy - Meiji Economics 14
Tenth graders become familiar with the effects on society during the Mejii period. In this Japanese industrial revolution lesson plan, 10th graders research and answer critical thinking questions related to the Mejii period in Japan.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Life in Korea During World War II: When My Name Was Keoko
Twelfth graders review facts about roles of Asia and Japan in World War II, read When My Name Was Keoko to familiarize themselves with daily life and historic events during World War II in Korea, and participate in student-led discussions on various themes following each chapter read.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Chinese, Japanese and Korean Numbers and Luck!
Students explore numbers in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. They discuss numbers and practice writing and speaking numbers 1-10 in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. As they create a chart of the three countries' numbers, they discuss the meanings behind the Chinese numbers and create origami fortune tellers.
7th - 8th Languages 3 Views 21 Downloads
Open-ended dialogue and guiding questions lead children through a discussion about the relationship between physical objects and personal identity. They analyze the work of two contemporary Japanese artists who have use their mediums to express feelings of home.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Our Family and Other Families: Using Totoro to Teach Family Structure
What do families around the world have in common? Explore this theme through the popular animated film My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki. Over the course of two days, pupils view the film, pausing to discuss their own families and the family relationships they observe in the movie.
4th - 6th Language Arts 10 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon
First drafted in the year 996, The Pillow Book contains reflections of those met by a lady-in-waiting in the Japanese court. A brief summary, historical context, and discussion questions are provided on the first two pages. Then, two lessons are described.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
KOREAN TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS
High schoolers identify and evaluate Korea's role in inventions in Asia. In this Korean Invention lesson, students complete a chart of innovations and discuss where they are from. High schoolers read about Korean inventions and complete a chart.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Create Your Own Kimono Doll Finger Puppet
Here is a really cute activity that could easily supplement any lesson plan on Japanese culture or literature. Included are the instructions for making a kimono finger puppet. The activity idea includes cultural reference links on the bottom of the page as well as a printable template!
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Pre-Assessment / Introductory Essay Jigsaw Part A
Young scholars investigate Imperial Japan. In this Japanese history lesson, students listen to a lecture about Imperial Japan and then complete jigsaw reading activities about the country during the 20th century. Young scholars write essays that address the topics they discussed.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads