Resource includes guided notes, powerpoint slides, and stations activity related to the Meiji Restoration. Using the resource, students take guided notes about the background to western imperialism in Japan. Then, students rotate through four stations that all help explain why Japan was able to resist western imperialism during the Meiji Restoration. Each station also focuses on a different type of document. Station 1 is images, Station 2 is graphs/charts, Station 3 is a primary source, and Station 4 is a secondary source. If a teacher does not want to set up stations and have students rotate, these stations can be copied into a document packet as well. I've used this lesson for teacher observations in the past and have always gotten a very positive review - it is differentiated and appeals to a variety of learning types.