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ERIC Number: ED470488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Medieval Japan. Grade 7 Model Lesson for Standard 7.5. World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times. California History-Social Science Course Models.
Zachlod, Michelle, Ed.
California State Standard 7.5 is delineated in the following manner: "Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of medieval Japan." Seventh-grade students describe the significance of Japan's proximity to China and Korea and the influence of these countries on Japan; discuss the reign of Japan's Prince Shotoku and the characteristics of Japanese society during his reign; describe the values, social customs, and traditions prescribed by the lord-vassal system; trace the development of distinctive forms of Japanese Buddhism; study the ninth and 10th centuries' golden age and its lasting effects on culture; and analyze the rise of a military society in the late 12th century and the role of the samurai in that society. Because of its important legacy in Japanese life, medieval Japan (1185-ca. 1600) is a rich topic for students. During this period the power of the emperor declined, and authority fell into the hands of local military rulers, giving Japan a feudal society which can be strikingly compared to that of medieval Europe. This lesson discusses the uses and significance of the topic; chronology of periods in Japanese history ("Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; "Culminating the Topic"); figure VII-2--rhetorical elements for autobiographical writing; activities for other topics; extended and correlated activities; resources for the sample topic; general resources; and visual and performing arts resources. Appended are three examples of Japanese literature. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California; Japan