This assignment contains 7 primary source documents covering Medieval Japan.
The sources includes; (1.) Taiheiki (Chronicle of the Grand Pacification) the defense of the Akasaka Castle Author: Kusunoki Masashige (2.) Sermon on Life and Death
Author: Dogon (1200-1253 CE) (3.) Hagakure (In the Shadow of Leaves) Author: Tsunetomo Yamamoto (4.) Instructions for Administration Author: Hojo Shigetoki (5.) Tale of Heike Author: N/A (6.) Account of the Japanese Author: St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Missionary 1506-1562 CE (7.) The Seventeen Article Injuction
Author: Asakura Toshikage
Each document has 1-4 questions each to help students analyze the documents and understand the time period.
Finally a short writing portions exists with the following prompt; Using the documents above give a description of medieval Japanese values.