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Medieval Japan
by Mark Cartwright

Medieval Japan

The medieval period of Japan is considered by most historians to stretch from 1185 to 1603 CE. Stand out features of the period include the replacement of the aristocracy by the samurai class as the most powerful social group, the establishment...
Importance of Geography in Medieval Japan
by Marion Wadowski

Importance of Geography in Medieval Japan

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 complete a map of medieval Japan and answer some questions...
Arts & Culture in Medieval Japan
by Marion Wadowski

Arts & Culture in Medieval Japan

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...
Emperor of Japan
by Mark Cartwright

Emperor of Japan

The emperor of Japan is a position as the head of state which traditionally dates back to the 7th century BCE and the legendary figure of Emperor Jimmu (r. 660-585 BCE). Emperors came to be known as the Tenno or ‘heavenly sovereign&rsquo...
Daily Life and Society in Feudal Japan
by Marion Wadowski

Daily Life and Society in Feudal Japan

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 one article (also available in an audio format...
Feudal Japan
by Marion Wadowski

Feudal Japan

In this pack, you will find four lesson plans about feudal Japan, including activities, assignments, homework, and keys (all suitable for online teaching), as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format Glossary of...
Government & Society in Feudal Japan
by Marion Wadowski

Government & Society in Feudal Japan

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 one article (also available in an audio format...
Daily Life in Medieval Japan
by Mark Cartwright

Daily Life in Medieval Japan

Daily life in medieval Japan (1185-1606 CE) was, for most people, the age-old struggle to put food on the table, build a family, stay healthy, and try to enjoy the finer things in life whenever possible. The upper classes had better and more...
Feudalism in Medieval Japan
by Mark Cartwright

Feudalism in Medieval Japan

Feudalism in medieval Japan (1185-1603 CE) describes the relationship between lords and vassals where land ownership and its use was exchanged for military service and loyalty. Although present earlier to some degree, the feudal system in...
Azuchi-Momoyama Period
by Mark Cartwright

Azuchi-Momoyama Period

The Azuchi-Momoyama Period (Azuchi-Momoyama Jidai, aka Shokuho Period, 1568/73 - 1600 CE) was a brief but significant period of medieval Japan’s history which saw the country unified after centuries of a weak central government and...