Edo Japan comparison PowerPoint Lesson Plan

Edo Japan comparison

Edo Japan was a time of great transformation, lasting from 1603 to 1868. During this period, the Tokugawa shogunate ruled the country, a feudal military dictatorship that brought peace and stability to the nation. Today’s Japan, on the other hand, is a modern, democratic society with a thriving economy and a rich cultural heritage.

In this Edo Japan comparison ancient history lesson, students will explore the similarities and differences between Edo Japan and modern-day Japan. The lesson begins with an overview of the Edo period, including its social, economic, and political structures.

After this introduction, the lesson will shift focus to modern-day Japan. Students will compare and contrast aspects of Japanese society today with those of the Edo period. They will examine the income and life expectancy data using the Gapminder tool and with teacher guidance.

In the final portion of the lesson, students will engage in a creative task, designing their own infographics that compare and contrast different aspects of Edo, Japan and modern-day Japan. This activity allows students to showcase their understanding of the similarities and differences between the two periods and demonstrate their creativity and analytical skills.

By completing this lesson, students will gain a deeper understanding of Japan’s historical and cultural context and develop their critical thinking and analytical skills. The lesson plan is designed to be engaging and interactive, providing students with various activities that will help them develop a well-rounded understanding of this fascinating period of history and its impact on modern Japan.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include Gapminder which looks at income and life expectancy along with an infographic research and creative task.
Estimated lessons:2
Ages11-14 years
Format PowerPoint

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