This resource for Middle Ages (Ancient) Japan is ideal for 5th – 9th grades. This is NOT simply a product full of templates and organizers. You will find that all of the lessons and pages in my notebooks are truly interactive, not just worksheets to color and glue into notebooks.
Here you will find some of my student’s favorite foldable projects that cover the following lessons:
Each of the 12 lessons plus 2 bonus lessons (and over 150 pages!) includes photos of the finished product, teacher’s notes, detailed teacher’s instructions (with many photos), and student pages (templates). You will find that all of the information needed to begin teaching these concepts is in here. This is NOT simply a product full of templates and organizers that require hours of research and prep time - I have included all of that information for you! I have also included many differentiated versions of each lesson to help you meet the needs of all your students from challenge to at risk.
In the preview you file, you will also find a table of contents and several sample pages of a lesson. I’ve included the Common Core alignment for grades 5-8 and included these in the preview file as well.
Here is what’s included:
Lesson 01 – Unit Key Vocabulary
Lesson 02 – Japan Geography
Lesson 03 – Cultural Diffusion
Lesson 04 – Feudal Japan
Lesson 05 – Heian Period/Golden Age of Japan
Lesson 06 – Japan’s Warrior (Samurai) Class System
Lesson 07 – Bushido Code/Samurai Value System
Lesson 08 – Japanese Warriors (Samurai, Ninja, & Sumo)
Lesson 09 – Samurai Weapons, Armor, & Training
Lesson 10 - Religion in Japan (Shintoism, Zen Buddhism, & Japanese Tea Ceremony)
Lesson 11 – Mongolian (Chinese) Invasion of Japan
Lesson 12 - Arrival of Europeans & Japanese Isolationism
Bonus Lesson 1 – Tanaka Poetry
Bonus Lesson 2 – Japanese Geisha
Everything that you see in the preview thumbnail pictures is included in this notebook, ready to teach in your classroom right away. Also, included in this purchase will be a link to a Google Slides page extracts of the student handouts. These pages are not intended as a true digital notebook, but may be helpful if you need to post them in your Google Classroom for student access. If you need a digital interactive notebook, I am presently working on resources for all of my units.
As always, if you have any questions about this product or using this product, I am continuously seeking to improve the quality of my materials. Every effort has been made to make this unit error free. Should you find any errors, please contact me. I will ensure that you receive a corrected copy. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Key Words: Ancient Japan, Medieval Japan, Middle Ages Japan, Asian Studies, World History