Japanese and US Tensions Interwar Period

Increasing Japanese and US Tension

The Increasing Japanese and US Tension lesson plan is an essential resource for history teachers looking to help students understand the complex events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the international reaction to it. This lesson plan focuses on the role of US Foreign Policy, The New Order, the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity, and the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how these events led to increasing tension between Japan and the United States.

The lesson begins by introducing students to the key concepts of US Foreign Policy and the New Order, and how these policies played a role in the increasing tension between Japan and the United States. This is followed by two short films that provide students with a visual understanding of these events and their impact on the international community.

One of the key activities included in this lesson plan is the group work, where students will work together to research and analyze primary and secondary sources related to these events. This will help students to understand the different perspectives and biases present in the sources, and to evaluate their credibility.

Another important activity included in this lesson plan is the debate. Students will be asked to take on different perspectives and to argue their point of view in a class debate. This will help students to understand the complexity of history and to consider different perspectives on the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The lesson plan also includes critical thinking and writing of an essay. Students will be given the opportunity to reflect on the events and perspectives they have studied and to present their own arguments and analysis in a written essay. This will help students to develop important 21st-century skills and prepares them for success in their future academic and professional careers.

In summary, the Increasing Japanese and US Tension lesson plan is an excellent resource for history teachers looking to help students understand the complex events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the international reaction to it. This lesson plan provides an understanding of the role of US Foreign Policy, The New Order, the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity, and how these events led to increasing tension between Japan and the United States. Through this lesson, students will be exposed to different perspectives and will be given the opportunity to debate with their peers, critical think and argue their point of view in a written essay.

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Resource Information

Description: Student activities include two short films, discussion questions, group work, a debate, critical thinking and writing of an essay.
Estimated lessons:4-6.
Ages14-18 years.
Format PowerPoint.

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