Russo-Japanese War Teacher Resources
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The Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905: A Turning Point in Japanese History, World History, and How War is Conveyed to the Public
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.
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.
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.
THE OCCUPATION OF KOREA BY JAPANESE IMPERIALIST FORCES
Students read and respond to a history of Korea. In 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.
Coming of Age During Japanese Occupation: Richard E. Kim's Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood
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.
JAPANESE COLONIALISM IN KOREA 1910-1945
Students 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. Students write an essay discussing the impact of Japanese occupation on Korean economy, politics, and society.
The Japanese Occupation of Korea: 1910-1945
Students 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.
Imperialism Old and New
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.
Lesson Plan on Korea
High schoolers 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.
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.
The Growth of U.S.-Japanese Hostility, 1915-1932
High schoolers 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. High schoolers conduct research of secondary and primary sources.
The "New" European Imperialism
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.
Revolution in Russia
In this online interactive world history worksheet, learners respond to 20 multiple choice questions regarding the Russian Revolution. Students may check their answers immediately.
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.
Patriotism Reflected in Art and Literature (part A)
Learners explore pre-World War II Japanese art. In this patriotism lesson, students analyze Eternal Fuji and Red Sun by Yokoyama Taikan. Learners discuss the techniques used to create the painting as well as the symbolism behind it. Students then create their own patriotic drawings.
Modernization in Japan
In this chronological history worksheet, learners examine a timeline featuring information about the modernization of Japan and then respond to 10 short answer questions about the information.
Japanese Modernization and Imperialism
Learners 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.
New! The Korean War and Its Aftermath
Set the stage for your next lesson on the Korean War with handouts packed with information on the country's history and major events leading up to and following the war. The resource includes three worksheets that provide a historical overview of the country, a study/assignment sheet listing pertinent key terms from the Korean War and its aftermath, and finally a chart comparing the current demographics and economies of North and South Korea.
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. Great teaching tool to add to your PowerPoint collection.
United States-Japan History
Students compare the histories of Japan and the United States by creating horizontal time lines of the two countries. They conduct research via the internet and available text books to complete their time line. The class discusses the similarities and differences of the two cultures.