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Medieval Japan Unit Plan

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Subject Social Studies — Research Skills, World History
Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Activity, Assessment, Handout, Lesson Plan, Presentation
Standards Alignment


A 2 week unit plan for 7th grade medieval Japanese history. The lessons are broken down into 6 lessons that are each 110 minutes. The following includes all the powerpoints, project information, handouts for students, reading projects, jeopardy review powerpoint and 3 versions of the unit test including answer versions for teachers. There are also optional assignments that can be added or swapped with other assignments.


Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash Course World History 227
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Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Discuss the reign of Prince Shotoku of Japan and the characteristics of Japanese society and family life during his reign.
Describe the significance of Japan's proximity to China and Korea and the intellectual, linguistic, religious, and philosophical influence of those countries on Japan.
Describe the values, social customs, and traditions prescribed by the lord-vassal system consisting of shogun, daimyo, and samurai and the lasting influence of the warrior code in the twentieth century.
Study the ninth and tenth centuries' golden age of literature, art, and drama and its lasting effects on culture today, including Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji.
Analyze the rise of a military society in the late twelfth century and the role of the samurai in that society.


6 Reviews
Thank you so much for this
Thank you so much for this valuable resource. It is incredibly comprehensive and will save me countless hours in lesson planning.
April 22, 2021
Incredibly generous of you to
Incredibly generous of you to share the fruit of your labor here for free. Thank you very much.
July 14, 2020
Such a generous lesson with a
Such a generous lesson with a lot of variety! I appreciate you sharing all this hard work with us!
Irma Hall
January 30, 2020
I am homeschooling at the
I am homeschooling at the last minute, due to a child with chronic illness. This was truly a blessing. Thank you for your hard work and for sharing.
December 13, 2019
Really helpful and organized
Really helpful and organized information. This has been extremely helpful with my class and the introduction to Feudal Japan. Thanks very much for making this available to teachers all over the world. A lot of work is evident in this.
November 03, 2019