Japan - Countries Illustration

Lesson Plans, Games, Activities

For Teachers

Free Presentations about Japan

Classroom Simulation, group students into 7 groups including Samurai, Peasants, Artisan, Merchants

Grade 7 Model Lessons - Medieval Japan

Japan Units

Lesson Plans for Japan - Many!

India, China, Japan

Daruma Dolls

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 UNIT (Core Knowledge)

Class Structure (lesson)

Buddha and the Nio (Japanese Guardian Dieties)

Feudal Powers in Japan ppt


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.

Samurai Resume


Haiku Poetry

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

Culture of Japan Lesson Plans & Activities

Core Knowledge: Japan Units

Japan Unit (4th grade)

Culture of Japan

Kana - Japanese characters

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



Modern History

Modernization in Japan ppt

For Kids

Japan for Kids


World Trivia Japan (game)