Curriculum Project for East Asia. Origins to 1800, Spring 2021
Rationale. The purpose of this lesson is to teach about the political structure in Tokugawa era Japan and Japanese relationships with foreigners in order to meet the teaching/learning content in the national standards below.
Skills and Content Objectives.
National Standards in World History, Era 6, Standard 5B
The student understands the transformations in India, China, and Japan in an era of expanding European commercial power. Therefore, the student is able to.
5-12. Explain the character of centralized feudalism in Japan under the Tokugawa shogunate and the reasons for Japan’s political stability, economic growth, and cultural dynamism. [Analyze cause-and-effect relationships]
5-12. Analyze Japan’s relations with Europeans between the 16th and 18th centuries and the consequences of its policy of limiting contacts with foreigners. [Reconstruct patterns of historical succession and duration]
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