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ERIC Number: EJ837173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
Incorporating Japan into the World History Curriculum: An Integrative Model
Dennehy, Kristine
History Teacher, v41 n3 p321-338 May 2008
According to the California Department of Education's Curriculum Framework, the secondary curriculum for grades nine through twelve is geared toward students who are beginning "to develop [an] abstract understanding of historical causality--the often complex patterns of relationships between historical events, their multiple antecedents, and their consequences over time." Furthermore, the curriculum is based on a recognition of "the continuing need of many students for concrete illustrations and instructional approaches" if they are "to grasp the workings of political and social systems as systems and to engage in higher levels of policy analysis and decision making." As a way to realize these goals within the social studies curriculum, this article introduces a course content material and accompanying teaching strategies to facilitate the incorporation of modern Japanese history into the world history curriculum. Readers are encouraged to adapt these strategies for use in their own classrooms. Teachers can use selections of this course content material and modify these lesson plans for immediate implementation at a variety of educational levels. (Contains 27 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Japan