Nara and Heian periods PowerPoint Lesson Plan

Nara and Heian periods and the rule of the shogunates

The Nara and Heian periods and the rule of the shogunates in ancient Japan are fascinating topics in this history lesson. In this PowerPoint, students will gain an understanding of the political and social structures that shaped Japan during these periods. The lesson also delves into the Kamakura, Muromachi, and Tokugawa shogunates, providing insights into the governance, leadership, and cultural influences of each.

This lesson plan also explores the rise of the Samurai and their role in Japan’s history. The students will learn about the Samurai’s military, political, and social influence on Japan during this period. Additionally, Commodore Matthew Perry’s impact on Japan is covered in this lesson. Students will understand the significance of Perry’s arrival in Japan and how it impacted Japan’s foreign relations.

To ensure that the students understand the material, this lesson plan includes a small research task and the creation of a timeline. The research task encourages students to dive deeper into a topic related to the lesson and present their findings to the class. Creating a timeline helps students understand the events that occurred during this period and how they connect to one another.

Overall, this lesson plan gives students a rich understanding of ancient Japanese history, including the Nara and Heian periods, the rule of the shogunates, and the rise of the Samurai. Students will learn about Japan’s political and social structures, cultural influences, and foreign relations. With engaging activities such as a research task and creating a timeline, students will have a deeper appreciation and understanding of the topic.

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Description:Student activities include a small research task and the creation of a timeline.
Estimated lessons:1
Ages11-14 years
Format PowerPoint

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