These activities will capture the attention of your students and will keep them engaged throughout your lesson. These activities can be completed at any point in the lesson – as a way to engage your students when the bell rings, as a main activity of the lesson or as a way to wrap up your lesson in a meaningful way. The activities are a great way for you to assess your students' knowledge about the content and their critical thinking skills.
Each of the activities focus on Feudal Japan, mainly the shogun, daimyo, samurai and peasants. Each handout comes with clip art that makes learning even more interesting and enjoyable! Students are asked questions that give them the opportunity to practice perspective taking and understand the point-of-view of the Japanese during feudal Japan. Each slip comes with a ½ sheet and full sheet option.
There are 43 different questions in the product and here is a small sampling (each one comes with clip art to make it more interesting for your students to complete):
1) Design a license plate of a shogun. The numbers, letters and design of the license plate should represent his experiences and accomplishments.
2) Consider the events, actions, and accomplishments of a daimyo and design currency to represent him. Use a combination of colorful illustrations and phrases.
3) Imagine that samurai had email. Write an email from a peasant, daimyo or shogun to a samurai.
4) Write the titles of four songs that you think a peasant would have on his or her iPod. You can make up the titles. Decorate the iPod based on the daily life of peasants.
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