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The big question: How did Russo-Japanese War imagery and the press influence Japanese perception of the war? Learners consider this big question as they compare and contrast various artistic media from the period. The lesson is discussion-based and employs wood block images and streaming video of the Russo-Japanese War as the basis of comparative analysis. Streaming video and image links are included.
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.
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.
Young scholars read a variety of novels and watch clips of films through which they begin to feel empathy for cultures and countries occupied by foreign countries. They have the option of studying the Sino-Japanese Wars or the Russo-Japanese wars and the consequences these wars had on the occupied country of Korea.
Students read and respond to a history of Korea. For this occupation lesson, 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.
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.
Eleventh graders analyze primary source documents during the Second World War. Students recall statements of Japanese-Americans who were placed into internment camps during the war.
Eleventh graders discuss the readings on immigration and citizenship. In this social science instructional activity, 11th graders prepare a short lecture on what lead to war and the japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Students explore the ways Japanese Americans responded to internment and will discuss what concentration camps are.
Students examine the implications of the Japanese occupation of Korea then and today. In this Korean history instructional activity, 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.
Learners analyze documents ranging from poetry to policy to determine the changes in Korea during its occupation. In this Japanese Colonialism lesson, students listen to a lecture, read documents and write responses analyzing the text. Learners write an essay discussing the impact of Japanese occupation on Korean economy, politics, and society.
If your really want your history class to know everything about old and new imperialism, look no further. This 58-slide presentation depicts, describes, and explains everything from 19th Century expansion and the Congress of Berlin to the Russo-Japanese War and the Boxer Rebellion. A five-star resource ready to make your next unit on Imperialism great.
Students explore the relationship between Japan and the United States between 1915 and 1932. In this diplomacy lesson, students examine the Open Door Policy, 21 Demands, and the invasion of Manchuria by Japan. Students conduct research of secondary and primary sources.
Examine the conflicts and solutions that defined imperial Japan. The Shino-Japanes War, Battle of Tsushima, Russo-Japanese War, Treaty of Shimonoseki, and The Treaty of Portsmouth are all covered in this slide show. 
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.
In this online interactive world history learning exercise, students respond to 20 multiple choice questions regarding the Russian Revolution. Students may check their answers immediately.
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.
Ninth graders examine the purposes and mandate system of the League of Nations. They watch a PowerPoint presentation on the mandate system and complete a fill-in-the-blank worksheet, and participate in a "pick your side" activity.
Students explore pre-World War II Japanese art. In this patriotism lesson, students analyze Eternal Fuji and Red Sun by Yokoyama Taikan. Students discuss the techniques used to create the painting as well as the symbolism behind it. Students then create their own patriotic drawings.
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. As a class, they discuss the reasons why Japan wanted to modernize to become a world power.
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.

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