Arts & Culture in Medieval Japan

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Marion Wadowski
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published on 08 May 2020
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This activity has been designed to fit a 30-minute slot for your class and is suitable for both online and classroom teaching, as well as homeschooling. 

Students have to read three articles (also available in an audio format) on the three periods of medieval Japan and complete a table to contrast and compare information on arts and culture, architecture, and contributing factors and people for each period.

This activity is part of the Arts & Culture lesson in our Feudal Japan pack where you can find:

  • Complete lesson plans, with teachers’ instructions (Word & PDF)
  • Multiple choice quiz questions (Excel)
  • Glossary of keywords and concepts (Excel)
  • Open questions adaptable for debates, presentations, and essays (Word & PDF)
  • Recommended resources to provide you and your students with a comprehensive list of trustworthy references on the topic. It includes all media types: videos, texts, primary resources, maps, podcasts, 3D models, etc. (Word & PDF)

Portion of a Japanese Buddhist Sutra
Portion of a Japanese Buddhist Sutra
by James Blake Wiener (CC BY-NC-SA)

Our Feudal Japan lesson pack covers the following topics:

  • Government and Warfare
  • Daily Life and Social Structure
  • Importance of geography
  • Arts and Culture

Should you need it, check out our “cheat sheets” to give your students such as tips to write a great essay or tools to make your life easier, such as marking grids.

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Marion Wadowski
Marion heads AHE's educational activities. She has been working in education for over a decade, both children and adults. Coupling this with her entrepreneurial background, her goal is to help make history fun to learn and easy to teach.

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