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Shinto, Japan's First Religion
Students participate in centers activities that enrich understanding of Japanese culture, history, geography, art, and religion.
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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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lost Names: Scenes From a Korean Boyhood,
What a great resource to share! Based on the book Lost Names by Richard Kim, this valuable lesson focuses on the Japanese occupation of Korea during WWII. Additionally, it employs first-person journaling as a mode of understanding themes...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Bubble Economy and the Lost Decade
Explore Japanese society and national identity. Class members share ideas about the Japanese economy and then investigate a series of resources, including an article, a film, a lecture, and a poem, to learn about Japan's Bubble Economy...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed