• READING --> "The Topography of Japan."
  • READING --> "Shintoism in Japan."
  • TB --> pp. 290 - 294.
  • Slides of Japanese arts and crafts.
  • Traditional Japanese music (CD).
 

 


  • To identify the major topographical features of Japan.
  • To show how the terrain of Japan has affected patterns of settlement and influenced Japanese agriculture.
  • To explain how nature has been "unkind" to Japan.
  • To describe the role that rivers play in Japanese life.
  • To discuss how Japan's geographic location has influenced its history and culture.
  • To analyze the ways in which the Sea of Japan and the Pacific ocean affect Japan's climate.
  • To describe the major affect that Japan's lack of mineral resources has had on her modern-day industrial development.
  • To explain the mythical origins of Japan.
  • To list some of the basic beliefs of Shintoism. {chart}
  • To discuss how Shinto beliefs were reflected in Japanese art and architecture.
  • To identify at least FIVE things that Japan borrowed from China.
  • To analyze the role of Korea as a "cultural land bridge" between China and Japan.
  • To describe life in Japan during the Heian Age.
  • To analyze the organization of Japanese feudalism and to show the similarities between it and medieval European feudalism.
  • To discuss the power of the shogun in feudal Japan.
  • To explain why it is said that the Japanese emperors reigned, but did not rule.


 

  archipelago   insular   Nippon   "Land of the Rising Sun"
  Yamato   Shinto   kami   "Fire Rim of the Pacific"
  torii gate   pagoda   Heian Age   Nara 
  Jimmu Tenno   Amaterasu   samurai   daimyo
  ronin   shogun   bushidu   sepuku
  Kamakura   kana   The Tale of Genji   Lady Murasaki Shikibu
  "loose face"   Kyoto   animism   shoen


  Be able to find and identify the following on a
  map of Japan:
  • Honshu
  • Hokkaido
  • Kyushu
  • Shikoku
  • Sea of Japan
  • Inland Sea
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Kanto Plain
  • Nobi Plain
  • Kinsai Plain
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Kitami Mts.
  • Chugoku Mts.
  • Kitikami Mts.
  • Mikumi Mts.
  • Kyushu Mts.
  • Sakhalin Islands
  • Tone River
  • Shinano River
  • Iskikani River
  • Tokyo
  • Sapporo
  • Yokohama
  • Nagoya
  • Osaka
  • Kobe
  • Kyoto
  • Hiroshima
  • Nagasaki



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