ERIC Number: ED470488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Area Studies, Asian History, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Grade 7, Japanese Culture, Middle Schools, Models, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Research, World History
California Department of Education, P.O. Box 944272, Sacramento, CA 94244-2720. Tel: 916-319-0791. For full text: http://www.history.ctaponline.org/center/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California; Japan