Japan for Kids and Teachers
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.
Japan (Mr. Roughton) - 3 week unit, Samurai, sumos, ninjas, poetry. Designed to follow or combine with a unit on China to better draw distinctions between them.
The power of the Shoguns lasted for more than 250 years. Achievement: The Shoguns opened new trade routes to Europe.
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.
Eno Period: 1600-1867
General Lesson Plans & Activities
Karigami & Origami
Origami (arrived in 6th century Japan from China)
Toys Games Kites Fans
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.
See Also: Asia