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Medieval Japan Reading Passages - Questions - Annotations Feudal Japan

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Medieval Japan / Feudal Japan Worksheets - Reading Comprehension Passages, Questions, and Annotations

This resource is designed for a Feudal Japan unit. It contains 5 Engaging, Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Passages with Directions for Student Annotations! Reading Comprehension Questions also included!



Questions & Answer Keys for Each of the 5 Reading Passages!

COMMON CORE ALIGNED! Aligned with Medieval Japan - Interactive Notebook



Quick overview of topics covered in this resource include:

1.) The Land of the Rising Sun and Japanese Society

-Introduction to Early Japanese Society, structured around powerful families and clans.

-describes the land/islands, farming, and extreme weather

-explains how extreme weather aided the Japanese army when attacked by the Mongols.

-Overview of Japanese society, village workers, nobles, emperors, regents, etc.

-describes how China influenced much of Japan’s religion, government, agriculture, etc.

Keywords: Emperor, Regent, clans, succession, court

2.) Shinto Beliefs and Zen Buddhism

-overviews of Japanese culture and their respect for nature, quiet reflection, spirits, ancestors, and balance.

-overviews of Shinto (the way of the gods) beliefs. Overview of kami (divine spirits)

-describes animism and how it relates to Kami

-Describes Zen Buddhism and how it is an adaptation of traditional Buddhism. Describes how it focuses on quiet reflection, meditation, intuition, and assisted Japanese samurai into battle.

Keywords: kami, Shinto, Zen Buddhism, Zen,

3.) The Tale of Genji and Lady Murasaki Shikibu

-Introduces Lady Murasaki Shikibu – famous writer who lived at the emperor’s court.

-Describes her famous novel, The Tale of Genji

-Overview of plot, setting, etc.

Keywords: court, imperial,

4.) Feudalism and a Military Society

-Introduction to Feudalism (Daimyo having control of the land and weakening the government)

-Describes hierarchy in Medieval Japanese Society

-Describes Minamoto Yoritomo and how he was the first shogun

-Describes three powerful military leaders Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu

Keywords: shogun, daimyo, vassal,

5.) Samurai and The Way of the Warrior

-Overview of samurai culture in Medieval Japanese society.

-describes bushido, code of honor, and loyalty to their lords

-describes their day-to-day training, jujitsu, wrestling, etc.

-describes how meditation and focus was also important in their practice.

Keywords: bushido, samurai, pledge, Daimyo

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Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

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