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Angel Island Immigrant Journeys

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Young historians study the Angel Island Immigration Station with activities examining primary and secondary source materials, maps, and websites. The unit begins with individuals creating a map of Angel Island, labeling sites on the...
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Crash Course Theater and Drama

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Forsooth! Here’s a collection that has everything you ever wanted to know about the theater and drama—everyone from Aristotle to Chikamatsu, from Moliere to Shakespeare to Williams. From Banraku to Zaju, every type from comedy to...
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Japanese Folktales (Asian Odyssey)

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents this interdisciplinary model unit that asks class members to explore how the same themes are presented in the folktales and art of several cultures.
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Japanese American Internment During World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewWorld War II turned nations against each other and neighbors into enemies. An eye-opening lesson explores the dark past of Japanese-American internment camps during WWII. Scholars learn of the fear and distrust toward Asian Americans...
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How Do Pictures Tell the Story of Angel Island?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Young historians learn more about the history of Angel Island Immigration Station through their analysis of primary source images. Guided by a list of inferential questions, scholars learn how to make and record observations on a...
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Why Should You Read “Kafka on the Shore”?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2005. A short video provides insight into the many threads that form the tapestry of the prize-winning novel.
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For Students 9th - 12th
After mere minutes, the atomic bomb in warfare changed the world forever. Pupils use their knowledge of primary sources to complete a written assessment. The assessment requires learners to identify the event and to explain in...
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Japan and America

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When Commodore Matthew Perry sailed to Japan and demonstrated American naval strength, he forced the empire to engage in trade with the United States. How did this new, strong-armed relationship influence both parties? Pupils consider...
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On This Day: Battle of Iwo Jima

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
It was only eight square miles, but the island of Iwo Jima was soaked with the blood of 26,000 American and 19,900 Japanese soldiers who died fighting over it during World War II. Viewers consider the battle and its strategic importance...
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A reading of Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes provides upper elementary students an opportunity to contribute to the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan. After reading the story, class members learn about...
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Japanese Expansion Video

For Students 7th - 12th
Learn what events contributed to Japanese imperialism and warfare, such as the invasion of Manchuria using an engaging map. Viewers study the map as they learn the timeline of events leading Japan to the height of its power during World...
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The Bomb

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The spectacular explosion of the first atomic weapon is documented with dramatic video footage in a short film. Using pictures and videos of the bomb's preparation, as well as its aftermath, scholars consider the ramifications of this...
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Race and War in the Pacific: A Propaganda Gallery Walk

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Race played a key role in the war in the Pacific during World War II. Using images from both American and Japanese sources, learners consider racial propaganda and how leaders used it to rally popular support during the conflict. After...
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WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Japan and the Atom Bomb

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Though the scientists who developed the atom bomb did not believe it should be used to end World War II, American President Harry S. Truman and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were of like mind in their decision to drop the bomb...
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WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Iwo Jima

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Of the images that have permeated history to define American courage, perseverance, and patriotism, the 1945 photograph of United States Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima is one of the most well known. After researching the pivotal...
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Zen KōAns: Unsolvable Enigmas Designed to Break Your Brain

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do people attempt to explain the unexplainable? Scholars explore the topic by learning about ancient philosophical thought experiements known as kōans. After watching a brief yet informative video, pupils answer questions and engage...
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The Ally From The Far East - Japan in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While Japan was a major player in the Second World War, it also played a role in the first Great War. Scholars analyze the Anglo-Japanese alliance during World War I in the 30th installment of a 32-part series. Using a short video clip,...
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Just Say Noh. But Also Say Kyogen: Crash Course Theater #11

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Wigs, masks, demons, and Buddhism—what's not to love? All of these elements play a role in Japanese theater during the Middle Ages, a topic the informational video covers in depth. An engaging host shares an exhaustive overview of the...
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Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash Course World History 227

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When your class thinks of medieval history, they probably think of European castles and knights. But they may not know that the Heian period in Japan, which coincided with the Middle Ages in Europe, saw a significant development in...
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Modernization in Japan

For Students 7th - 10th
In this chronological history worksheet, students examine a timeline featuring information about the modernization of Japan and then respond to 10 short answer questions about the information.
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Feudal Powers in Japan

For Teachers 10th - 11th
One of the most intriguing eras in world history was the shift to Feudalism in Japan. Examine the causes and effects of Japan's religion, culture, borrowing from China, and rise to Feudalism. Facts are given about the Shogunate, Samauri,...
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Feudal Japan

For Teachers 7th - 10th
An excellent overview of historical Japanese culture, this presentation could carry through a world history unit or a lesson on the history of Japan. Especially interesting are the slides that compare Japanese armor and castles to other...
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Reconstruction and Development in Japan after WWII

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After World War II, Japan faced the task of rebuilding—under the watchful eyes of the Allies. Using a dice game and creative discussion strategies, class members consider the challenges facing Japan and changes the country underwent...
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Government of Japan

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Rather than build an entire PowerPoint presentation from scratch, consider using this resource as a start to your next lesson on the government and society of ancient Japan. Topics covered include feudal society, Japanese samurai, and...