This lesson starts with a look at Japanese culture just before opening its doors to the West, focusing especially on art of Hokusai and Hirosage, then proceeds to Japan's opening to the West and the process of modernization that led to its imperial aspirations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. There are also extensive photos with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes with lots of details and interesting trivia.
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