[5-SESSION COURSE] Medieval Japan: People & Systems in the World of the Shogunate
[Educator Program] 5-session course October 7, 9 AM - 4 PM October 8, 9 AM - 4 PM October 18, 6:30 PM - 8 PM December 2, 9 AM - 4 PM December 3, 9 AM - 4 PM
This 24-hour, 5-session professional development course explores and analyzes the world of Japan during the 12th through 15th centuries as the warrior class rose to power under the Kamakura Shogunate. This two (2) credit course will provide participants with the resources and skills to create and refine lesson plans for the high school classroom and beyond. Key components of feudal Japan such as land ownership; the intersection of religions during this era including Shintoism, Buddhism and Christianity; and agricultural development and village community life will be discussed. Educators will hone their understanding of sengoku daimyo and how Japan was united under the Tokugawa Shogunate. Participants will also have the opportunity to study the evolution of social ideas and aesthetic values of the time including the culture of tea and decorative screens. Each topic is presented with sound pedagogical strategies for implementation in the classroom and in alignment with present teaching standards.