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Keirn, Tim; Luhr, Eileen; Escobar, Miguel; Choudhary, Manoj – History Teacher, 2012
Given California's role in the Pacific economy, its historic Asian heritage, and the strong and growing presence of Asian communities and businesses in the state, it is imperative that students statewide understand the history of Asia. Unfortunately, the California state curricular framework and standards in history and social science limit the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Social Sciences, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers
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Dennehy, Kristine – History Teacher, 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…
Descriptors: World History, Social Systems, Policy Analysis, Course Content
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Murnane, John R. – History Teacher, 2007
Ever since War Department propaganda films set the mold, historians have pretty much followed: the road to Pearl Harbor began in 1931 with Japanese aggression in Manchuria. Any "revision" regarding the War in the Pacific has its own set of problems--engendering controversy, often running up against patriotic sentiments and the tendency…
Descriptors: United States History, Asian History, War, Foreign Countries
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Sakamoto, Taylor – History Teacher, 2007
The author lives in a place filled with opportunities for girls like her. She is fortunate to attend school and enjoy activities like other young ladies. Her third- and fourth-generation parents encouraged her to attend Japanese Cultural School to learn about her heritage and to be proud of being Japanese-American. Her life has been filled with…
Descriptors: Females, Asians, Japanese Americans, Racial Discrimination
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Tzeng, Megan – History Teacher, 2000
Reviews the last major battle of World War II that occurred at Okinawa (Japan) in 1945. Explains why the Battle of Okinawa was the turning point in World War II. Includes two maps in the appendix and an annotated bibliography. (CMK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Essays, Foreign Countries, Historical Interpretation
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Goodman, Grant K. – History Teacher, 1983
Fourteen Japanese and 28 American social studies textbooks, grades 7-12, were exchanged and reviewed by project participants. The purpose of the research was to seek improvements in the treatment each country gives the other in their respective textbooks. Selective findings of the project are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Civics, Comparative Education, Geography Instruction, History Instruction
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Hauser, William B. – History Teacher, 1983
New data on the economic history of Tokugawa, Japan necessitate revisions in traditional and Marxist interpretations, many of which are no longer consistent with the available evidence. One major outcome of recent studies is the awareness of the continuities between Tokugawa and Meiji economic growth. (RM)
Descriptors: Asian History, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Economic Research