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This lesson is a class favorite by far that has been completely remastered with new resources! It is academic, collaborative, and it looks fantastic hanging in your room! This great step by step lesson covers feudal Japan's military hierarchy. Students create a life-size samurai in groups. They outl
This activity is FUN, current, engaging and common core. It covers standards 7.5.3 and 7.5.6. Students create a samurai instagram post that asks them to analyze characteristics (bushido) of a samurai and important people in the military hierarchy of feudal Japan. This activity pairs greatly with
This resource includes 13 engaging activities and projects that help the samurai and shogun era in feudal Japan come alive for your students!All projects include introductions, detailed and specific requirements and rubrics!Samurai Training BookletClick here for more informationThe year is 1603 and
Students will work in groups of three to present a talk show. Their talk show will include the host who will ask the deep and engaging questions and two guests who will answer in an interesting and detailed way. Students will choose three out of the following four people to include in their talk s
The Article and Power Point define and detail the Samurai and the Code of Bushido by which they lived. Also, the legacy of both and the samurai's connection with Zen are clarified. Activities and Multiple Choice, as well as, Document-Based Question Assessments included.Lesson includes: - 3-Page Illu
Your students are going to assume the role of an experienced and well-trained samurai named Date Masamune. One of Japan's most powerful daimyos is Kuroda Yoshitaka and he is looking to hire a brave and responsible samurai. Your students will complete a five-part career portfolio and be part of an
Classroom debates are a wonderful way for students to strengthen their skills in the areas of group work, public speaking, problem-solving and research. Divide your students into six groups. Two groups will compete against each other at a time for a total of three classroom debates. Three debate
This four page secondary source handout covers the general history of the Samurai. This is perfect for class work or homework. It investigates: Their place in the Feudal structure Bushido Shinto Disagreement with Confucius and more. Print and use!
The samurai era is divided into three historical periods which each have unique characteristics. After students read about the features of each historical period (also known as a shogunate), they'll complete a project to show off what they learned. They can choose to create journal entries, a scra
In this lesson students will create a Samurai Trading card by filling out a graphic organizer while they move task to task. This lesson can be done with direct instruction, or you can assign the slideshow and have students work in pairs or groups. ****This lesson is a student favorite. ***Students
Medieval Japan: Samurai Instagram Activity In this fun and engaging activity, students will create an Instagram post as if they were a Japanese Samurai. Students will be responsible for drawing a picture of themselves as a samurai, creating a caption for their photo, creating an Instagram handle an
In the following pages are four activities to accompany Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama. They are spaced out through the book. Three of the activities involve nonfiction texts I have found online and each activity has two or three articles. A third activity involves an excerpt from another nov
Unit Activities for the novel "Samurai's Garden" by Gail Tsukiyama. Includes four open-ended essay/discussion questions, an individual oral presentation activity, and a group activity that focuses on the literary elements of the work, including theme and characterization that all lead back to the no
Teach students how to count people in Japanese using the song '10 Little Samurai'. This pack includes activities to reinforce this concept and is linked to a you tube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqxyFULA5iM
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3rd grade teachers, are you looking for something to transform your ELA block? Rooted in Reading is a set of lesson plans and activities that focus around a read-aloud story each week. The teacher reads the book throughout the week and models how to think deeply, ask questions, monitor comprehen
In this Medieval Feudal Japan Unit Bundle, you receive six best-selling, Google 1:1 ready resources to teach Medieval Japan, the rise of Feudalism, Samurai, Shogun, life in Medieval Japan, and much more! This unit bundle is priced to save you considerably over purchasing each resource separately!Th
This is a great Common Core primary source analysis lesson that has students investigate what it took to be a samurai warrior. The lesson comes with a printable Training a Sumarai reading, annotation lesson, and samurai want ad worksheet. Students read a samurai training reading from an 18th-century
Bundle DescriptionFeudal Japan Activities Resource Bundle!This bundled product contains the following 6 StudentSavvy resources!Medieval Japan Interactive NotebookMedieval Japan Reading PassagesMedieval Japan Interactive PowerPointMedieval Japan STEM ChallengesMedieval Japan Google Classroom Student
Feudal Japan: Samurai and Weapons WebquestStudents will gain a basic understanding of the samurai, weapons, and warfare in Feudal Japan through an easy to follow webquest. Please check out the two websites used by clicking on the link below:Website 1: https://www.history.com/topics/japan/samurai-and
The year is 1603 and the new shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, has required that your students, experienced samurai, create a training booklet for young samurai to study before they become expert and well-trained samurai. Students will take on the perspective of a trained and experienced adult samurai in 16
Use primary sources to teach your students about the samurai of Medieval Japan! Your students will learn about samurai armor, weapons, and code of conduct in this three-part Common Core aligned lesson. First, in an effort to ensure understanding of the primary sources, students define several tier-
Your students are Japanese scribes who have been hired to create help wanted advertisements to find qualified people to become samurai. The task of your students is to create a help wanted ad describing the job of a samurai. Additionally, an optional extension project is included in the resource i
Gallery walks are an active way to engage students in their learning. This activity introduces students to the hierarchy of social class in Feudal Japan. Students work in groups to go on a gallery walk, make notes about aspects of the Japanese social structure and conduct an initial analysis of th
This product is an introduction to the history of samurai. Included are 2 versions of note taking pages and a completed note page, 12 slide slideshow with color photos and clear explanations, a facebook project page, 4 pages to create a scrapbook, and a rubric to assess the projects/ assignments.

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