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Feudal Japan in the Middle Ages: Students explore first person accounts!

Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Homeschool
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12 pages
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Feudal Japan in the Middle Ages: Students explore first person accounts!

This Feudal Japan lesson is included in the larger Medieval Japan unit, located here:

Medieval Japan: A Unit Plan! 4 Engaging Lessons to Teach Japan's Middle Ages!

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In this highly-engaging Feudal Japan lesson, students learn by reading first-person perspectives of members from the feudal pyramid. Students become either an emperor, shogun, daimyo, samurai, or a peasant and read a first-person perspective that details their role in the system!

In this process, students come to learn what role each group plays - including the meaning of other key terms such as ronin, bakufu, the bushido code, and seppuku!

Students analyze their text from their character's perspective, then complete a short vocabulary section, a class pyramid that contains 9 different levels, and a group "act-it-out" where classmates create a skit that shows this feudal system at work.

This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into the document!

Tons of fun! Enjoy!


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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.


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