ERIC Number: ED418029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Religion in Japan and a Look at Cultural Transmission, Grades 7-12.
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
This unit focuses on the periods in Japanese history up to the reign of Prince Shotoku (A.D. 592-622) and his role in the transmission of Chinese culture to Japan. A special focus is made on the joint practice of Buddhism and Shinto in Japan. Each lesson's materials and format are described in detail with specific objectives noted and the procedure for conducting the lessons. The five lessons include: (1) "Transmission of Culture to Japan: Setting the Historical Context for the Study of Religion in Japan"; (2) "History and Tenets of Buddhism and Shinto"; (3) "Joint Practice of Buddhism and Shinto"; (4) "Differing Perspectives on the Sacred"; and (5) "Three Personal Profiles." A pronunciation guide is part of the six appendices to the unit, along with background essays on Buddhism, Christianity in Japan, guidelines for teaching about religion, references and a bibliography. (EH)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Buddhism, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Instructional Materials, Japanese, Japanese Culture, Multicultural Education, Religion, Religion Studies, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Institute for International Studies (IIS), Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013, toll-free phone: 800-578-1114.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Japan