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[Session 3] Modern Japan 1860-2000: November 17, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
[Session 3] Modern Japan 1860-2000: November 17, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

[Educator Program] Individually priced sessions - #3

End of WWII and Occupation

The morning session will examine the decay of the end of WWII, including the impact of the fire bombing and the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan. Participants will engage in lecture and film viewings, which will examine two different perspectives of the end of WWII involving nuclear weapons.  The occupation of Japan and its democratization under the guidance of the US and their updated relationship will also be examined. 

Workshop on Memorialization: Political and Public Meanings

The afternoon session will be a workshop for participants to examine how and why important events are memorialized. Through examining various memorials to WWII, participants will have the opportunity to explore how to teach numerous important issues, such as how various forms of media are used to establish how history is retold and remembered. Participants will have the opportunity to do hands on work to create their own memorial. Participants will also analyze the story of “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” as a case study.


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