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ERIC Number: ED407969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The "Black Ships" and "Sakoku": Commodore Matthew C. Perry's Expedition to Japan. Asian Studies Module.
Finkelston, Ted
This curriculum guide presents the components of a U.S. history course examining the causes and immediate effects of the opening of Japan to American trade and diplomacy by Commodore Matthew C. Perry's 1853-1854 Japanese expedition. The first part of the guide introduces the goals of the course. Next, the student objectives of the course are listed, emphasizing the basic understanding of the following: (1) the social institutions, political institutions, economic institutions, and international relations of the Tokugawa Shogunate at the time of the expedition; (2) political and economic motivations of the Fillmore administration to send the expedition to Japan; (3) the roles of Commodore Matthew C. Perry and Masahiro Abe; and (4) the general provisions of the Treaty of Kanagawa. The student learning activities of the course are then detailed, highlighting the pre-test, an essay, group discussions, and an oral presentation. The remainder of the curriculum guide provides the method of student evaluation, the time frame for the exercise, and the pre-test instrument. Contains a bibliography. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Japan