The Japan Project
Students examine how old Japan is different from new Japan. They discover that traditions still play a huge part in people's lives today. They answer questions to test for comprehension.
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East Asia Country Project
Get your young historians thinking about East Asian culture and history during this partner research project, in which they analyze a variety of East Asian aspects to prepare for a presentation. After an initial "what do we already know"...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Japan Teacher Implementation Plan/ Japanese Culture
Young scholars in a variety of activities in order to appreciate the culture of Japan. The primary assessments are an art project and a written report. This lesson is extremely helpful because it includes the rubric for both projects.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Was the Use of the Atomic Bomb on Japan Justifiable?
Intended as a discussion starter, this presentation poses the question, "Was the use of the atomic bomb on Japan justifiable?" Images of the key players and events are shown but there is very little text. Use this resource to get your...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
A Fence Away From Freedom
Organized as a unit, this eight-lesson overview of Japanese-Americans during WWII is full of engaging best-practice instruction. Young historians examine propaganda, connect personally to children's stories, analyze primary source...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable