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Writing Exercises: Japan and the Meiji Restoration I
Learners respond to three writing prompts related to Japan and the Meiji Restoration. They'll explain whey Japan was the first Asian nation to industrialize, the conflicts between Russia, China, and Japan, and causes of the Russo-Japanese War.
8th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Modernization in Japan: Japan followed the model of Western powers by industrializing and expanding its foreign influence.
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 29 Downloads
Changing Times, Changing Styles: New Japanese Literary Styles of the Late Nineteenth Century
Focusing on Doppo's "Unforgettable People" and late nineteenth century Japanese literature, this resource also leads to discussions of form being dictated by content. Explore the development of new literary styles first-hand by attempting to describe a work of contemporary art and then launch into a more focused discussion of Doppo's style.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Foreign Relations Under Meiji - 15
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, students discover historical events that led Japan to become a world power.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students analyze the significance of imperialism on the country of Japan. In groups, they use the internet to introduce themselves to the various Meiji leaders and their plans for the country of Japan. They describe the effects of imperialism and modernization on Japan as well.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 17 Downloads
Japan Becomes an Imperialist Power
On the cusp of the 20th century, Japan was going through many cultural and political changes. From the entrance of Commodore Matthew Perry, to the introduction of Western culture to the Japanese people, this presentation covers the many transitions in this once-mysterious country - and its increasing power and rivalries around the world.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 8 Views 25 Downloads
Makiko's New World
Students analyze the internal and external causes of the Meiji Restoration. They look at the goals and policies of the state and their impact on Japan's modernization. Students also assess the impact of Western ideas on Japan and realize that there can be social costs of rapid cultural change.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 43 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Japan and the Meiji Restoration II
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.
8th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
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 12 Views 75 Downloads
National Identity and Literature from Okinawa
A lesson plan originally designed around the short story "Mr. Saito of Heaven Building" by Yamanokuchi Baku, this resource provides historical background, discussion questions, and brief writing assignments that help your class explore issues of cultural and national identity in literature.
4th - 9th Social Studies & History 8 Views 17 Downloads
Individual and Society: Natsume Sôseki and the Literature of the Early Twentieth Century
Combine literature and history by examining the work of Japanese writers after the Russo-Japanese war. This resource is for advanced classes with an interest in how literature reflects and reacts to societal change. Activities outlined in the lesson include a personal reaction to a policy change at school, a lecture, a discussion of the novel Sanshirô, and a diary entry.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Akutagawa Ryunosuke and the Taisho Modernists
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.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 6 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 40 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
New Review Telling Tales with Kamishibai
Kamishibai (paper drama), is a Japanese form of storytelling that uses emakimono (paper picture scrolls), to relay a moral lesson plan. As part of a series of resources that examine Japanese art and artists, learners watch a video retelling of a traditional Japanese folktale and then construct a kamishibai of the story.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Samurai, Daimyo, Matthew Perry, and Nationalism
What really constitutes nationalism? The video's narrator reviews this concept in detail and covers a range of topics in the nineteenth century, from the creation of the Ottoman Empire to the Opium Wars of the mid-1800s. He spends great deal of time focusing on Japan as a case study, including information on the daimyo, the restoration of the imperial throne, and the country's rise as a modern nation-state.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Kabuki: The People's Dramatic Art
Discover the kabuki form of Japanese classical theater performance and its reflection of the historical evolution of Japanese government and culture. As the first dramatic performance form catering to the common people, kabuki is shaped by the basic tenets of Confucian philosophy and would later have a great effect on such artists as Van Gogh and Debussy.
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable