Shinto Teacher Resources
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Feudal Powers in Japan
This is a traditional textbook chapter on feudal powers in Japan, which includes vocabulary, note-taking tips in the sidebar, main ideas, and follow-up assessment questions. It also incorporates opportunities for art analysis and geography skill building, and concludes with an in-depth look at the uniform of a Japanese samurai soldier.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Creating With A Purpose
Discovering the creative process can be done through critical analysis. Upper graders examine a hand -carved Shinto Deity, discussing purpose, technique, and artistic expression. They then read a poem about the creative process. and write a similar poem, which they share with the class.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Soapin' It Up
A Japanese Shinto deity from the early 900s inspires youngsters to think symbolically. They analyze the carved sculpture, the techniques used to create it, and its cultural or symbolic meaning. Then, they design and carve a symbolic sculpture out of a bar of soap.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Comparative Religions Research Assignment
While the focus of this project is on comparing world religions, the guidelines of the resource could easily be utilized for a number of projects involving group work, presentation, and research. Groups must construct a PowerPoint presentation and script on a chosen religion, cover the seven dimensions of religion (experiential, mythic, ritual, etc.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Venn Diagram of Creation Myths
After reading the two informational passages, pupils will compare and contrast. They will create a Venn Diagram showing the differences and similarities between the Shinto Creation Myth and the Creation Myth found in the Christian Bible. There are so many myths to compare and contrast, this is only the beginning.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Religions of the World
A perfect resource for encouraging an understanding of the world's religions and note taking skills. Text is broken into a classic note taking style, ideal for teaching good habits. Content includes a break down of major religions, separated into monotheistic and polytheistic categories.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Differentiated Tea Party: Important Groups in Feudal Japan
Students research the different groups in Feudal Japan. In this Japanese people lesson, students are broken into different groups representing the different roles in Japan. They research their group and have a "tea party" in which they interact with their classmates and find information about the other groups.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Make a Temple Book or Japanese Screen
The piece Mount Fuji and the Beach at Miho is the inspiration for an art-based social studies lesson sure to excite young learners. They first discuss the travelers of the Edo period and the concept of pilgrimage. They then explore the art and purpose of temple books or Japanese screens.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Early Asian Art
Designed specifically for AP Art History and Humanities classes, the images in this presentation are arranged by date and by geographic area. Although no script is provided, information on Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Confucianism, Daoism, and the Shinto religion is also included in the 109-slide presentation.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The first half of this presentation discusses three main Asian empires from 1200 - 1605 (Mongol, Ottoman, Mughal) and their attributes. The slides then progress into Chinese and Japanese cultures, religions, and inventions. This slideshow would be a good addition to a lecture on world civilizations.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Feudal Japan and the Geography of Japan
Students recognize that the feudal times of Japan changed the lives of its people.In this Japanese history and geography lesson, students understand how Japan's geography in the ring of fire and its strong feelings of honor and duty have influenced the changes in the country over time.
5th Social Studies & History