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Students are shown a picture of a princess. They are asked if they would like to live her life? Students are asked what or the advantages and disadvantages of being a princess. They are given a list of vocabulary that they are using for the lesson. Students work in groups to match the vocabulary with the definitions.
Students discuss the conception of beauty by considering and contrasting the appearance and use of Chinese and Japanese ceramics in this activity for the middle or high school classroom.
Students research the legend of Tanabata in order to explain some of the astronomical findings in the night sky. The Japanese tell the story in order to explain the origin of celestial bodies.
Pupils engage in a lesson in order to compare and contrast the Imperialism of Japan to that of the United States and Europe. Students can complete a variety of activities that include research questions, reflection from lecture, and taking notes.
Students read facts about Ashikaga Japan from 1333 to 1603 and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 9 short answer questions.
Students examine foreign relations in Meiji Japan and answer critical questions pertaining to international methods of settling disputes. In this foreign relations in Meiji lesson plan, students discover historical events that led Japan to become a world power. Students research supplemental material on the internet that relates to the Meiji period in Japan. 
Students read facts about foreign intrusion and Meiji Japan and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 5 short answer questions.
In this chronological history worksheet, students examine a timeline featuring information about the modernization of Japan and then respond to 10 short answer questions about the information.
To expand or to isolate, a question every country must consider. Discover the effects of American expansionism and you'll find that while we did acquire new land, it came at a price. The Boxer Rebellion, Seward's Folly, our push into the Pacific, and the Spanish-American War are all thoroughly discussed. A great presentation!
Showcase the effects of modernization of Japan. This is a well-put-together resource, great for taking notes, and providing clear information. The class learns about open trade with Japan, the Meiji Era, the Sino-Japanese War, and Japanese occupation of Korea. Great teaching tool to add to your PowerPoint collection.
Students examine Akutagawa Ryunosuke and several of his literary works. They discuss each of the works in detail focusing on the culture of Japan. They apply their knowledge by writing a comparable story based on contemporary events.
Compare and contrast the distinctive characteristics of art forms from various cultural, historical, and social contexts, and describe how the same subject matter is represented differently in works of art across cultures and time periods. Learners will also create a work of art that incorporates the style or characteristics of artwork from a culture other than their own.
Exploring the idea of America joining "the imperialist club" at the end of the 19th century, this presentation presents reasons why America not only had the drive to explore the world, but the power and wealth with which to do so. American presence and influence in Hawaii, Japan, Alaska, Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Panama, China, and Mexico are covered in the context of the spread of America's growing global importance.
Ninth graders use geographic representations to organize, analyze, and present information on people, places, and environments. They use tools and methods of geographers to construct, interpret, and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data.
Japan's Taisho Period was a time when authors like Akutagawa and other Japanese modernists began to experiment with point of view and literary form, making the literature produced during this time period a natural choice for teaching these concepts in your ELA classroom. A simple lesson plan that consists of lecture, discussion, and independent work, it is designed to introduce pupils to the modernists' style of literature. Pupils can articulate their new understanding of these concepts through writing and discussion activities. 
Students 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. Students write essays that address the topics they discussed.
Children's Day is a beloved Japanese holiday with many colorful and engaging traditions. On this national holiday celebrated yearly on May 5, children are honored for their strengths and given good wishes for happiness. Your younger elementary class will enjoy making origami flowers and paper samurai helmets as well as singing a traditional Japanese song and hearing Japanese folktales. This mini-immersion resource has picture vocabulary, background information, learning goals, focus activity ideas, and more helpful resources for teachers. 
Take an in-depth look at the historical events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in this 69-slide PowerPoint. Photos, facts, and transcripts are outlined in this presentation in order to answer the stated essential question in slide 2: "What were Harry Truman's motivations for using the Atomic Bomb against Japan in World War II?" Note: This extensive slideshow will require at least an hour to get through with lecture and discussion. 
Students conduct research to follow several essential questions that guide the lesson. The concern of the student research is the finding of contributions of famous Japanese to the culture of the United States.
From Manga to Godzilla and Pokemon, Japanese pop culture has been taking the globe by storm. This phenomenon is called "soft power." Learners will examine the differences between hard and soft power, as well as learn the historical and cultural significance of Japanese pop culture. They'll listen to podcasts, research Japanse pop characters, and explain their global significance.

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