Japan’s Rise to an Imperial Power

This unit is approximately five lessons/five class periods and provides an overview of the Tokugawa Shogunate through the Meiji Empire. Students will begin by evaluating the feudal structure in Japan and the changes that occurred in the Tokugawa period. Students will investigate specific content through primary sources both text and visual. Students will determine the impact of Western expansion and involvement in Japan with the Dutch and United States. Students will also evaluate the transition and change implemented during the Meiji period in Japan.

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