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Free Lesson Plans,


Feudal Japan Lesson Plans & Activities

In the Japanese feudal system, the emperor was at the top, followed by the Shoguns, samurai, and then the peasants.

Feudal Japan: Samurai, Peasant, Artisan, Merchant (Donn)

Feudal Japan Its All Japanese To Me UNIT

Class Structure (lesson)

Buddha and the Nio (Japanese Guardian Dieties)


The power of the Shoguns lasted for more than 250 years. Achievement: The Shoguns opened new trade routes to Europe.

Power of the Shoguns (lesson)

Daimyo, Samurai

The Samurai were highly respected, well trained warriors.
The Daimyo was the ruler of the Samurai.
The Bushido was the Code of the Samurai,
which demanded honor and loyalty.


Haiku Poetry

Haiku activities: The Shiki site

Haiku and Beyond: A Study of Japanese Literature

Haiku - Poetry of the Samurai Warrior

Eno Period: 1600-1867

Eno Period - Virtual Tour


Rise of Merchant Class in Eno Period (lesson)

Jim Breen's Ukiyo Gallery

General Lesson Plans & Activities

Core Knowledge: Japan Units

Free Presentations about Japan

Japan Unit (4th grade)

Culture of Japan

Free Presentations in PowerPoint format

Lesson Plans for Teaching Japan through Children's Literature

Lesson Plans for Japan - Many!


Daruma Dolls

The Country of Japan (K-3)

The fake egg

Tanka activities: A modern travel journal

Manga activities

Kana, Hiragana

Kana - Japanese characters

Hiragana (images, gif files)

Karigami & Origami

Origami (arrived in 6th century Japan from China)

Toys  Games  Kites  Fans

Daruma Dolls (Myth, List of Lessons)

Japan coloring pages to print out

Japanese Religion & Philosophy

Shinto is Japanís main religion,
and teaches that everything in nature is filled with spirits.
Buddhism is Japan's second main religion.
Zen Buddhism
teaches spiritual discipline.

Buddhism (Donn)

Learning module - Shinto, Buddhism, Christianity


See Also: Asia

For Kids

World Trivia Japan (game)

Daruma Dolls

The Art of Japan


Free Clip Art

Free Presentations about Japan