Social Studies 8 Chapter 6

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General Outcome:
Through and examination of Japan, students will
demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the way
in which beliefs, values and knowledge shape worldviews
and contribute to a society’s isolation and adaptation.
Chapter 6 Outcomes (things you
need to know)
 Together as a class we are going to analyze the effects that rapid
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adaptation had on traditionally isolated Japan during the Meiji
period by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions
and issues:
What were the motivations for the radical changes in Japan’s model of
organization during the Meiji period?
How did Japan adapt to changes brought on by the transition from
feudal to modern models of organization?
How did the changes resulting from adaptation affect Japan
economically, politically and socially during the Meiji period?
In what ways did changes resulting from isolation in the Edo period
compare to changes resulting from adaptation in the Meiji period?
What challenges emerged for the Japanese in maintaining traditional
cultural aspects of their society while undergoing rapid change?
Personal Glossary
 Take the next 10-15 minutes to complete the vocabulary
for chapter 6
Chapter 6 opener
 Read the chapter title on page 190
 Make a prediction
 Read the remaining chapter questions
Worldview Investigation
 Get into your worldview Investigation groups and open
your folders
Modernization
 As a class read page 192
 What ideas did Japan choose to modernize
 Compare the map on page 192 with the map of the
Iwakura mission on page 186. What were the key goals
for change?
 Modernization today: Can you think of any areas of
today’s society that are behind in the times, areas you
believe could undergo modernization?
8.1.6- 1 What were the motivations for the radical changes in Japan’s model of organization during the Meiji Period?
Fukuzawa Yukichi
 Read the profile page 193
 In what ways was Fukuzawa influential? What changes
did he advocate?
 In what ways did the Japanese memorialize him? What
Canadians are memorialized in similar ways?
Modernizing Japan’s Political System
 So far we have looked at the following governmental
structures:
1. Monarchy2. Feudal System- a political/economic/social system of
landholding, Middle Ages, strict class structure
3. Oligarchy- few people have power
4. Dictatorship5. Democracy- citizens exercise power, directly or
through elected representatives
 Read page 194 to see what model Japan chose to
follow.
8.1.6-2 How did Japan adapt to changes brought on by the transition from feudal to modern models?
Keys to modernizing Japan’s
government (page 195)
 Before Japan could modernize it needed to:
Unify its citizens
2. Look for a model of government that would suit their
people
3. Change the social order to increase loyalty
4. Create a constitution
 Read pages 195-198
 Complete handout 6-2: Modernization to analyze the
effects of rapid adaptation on the political system
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8.1.6-3 How did the changes resulting from adaptation affect Japan economically, politically and socially during the Meiji period?
Modernizing Japan’s Economic system
 So far we looked at the following economic systems:
Barter2. Feudalism3. Capitalism- private investment and profit
 Read page 199 to find out about Industrialization
 Read page 200 to 202
 Complete handout 6-2: Modernization to analyze the
effects of rapid adaptation on the economic system
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8.1.6-3 How did the changes resulting from adaptation affect Japan economically, politically and socially during the Meiji period?
Modernizing Japan’s Military system
 Read pages 203-206 and complete Handout 6-2:
Modernization to analyze the effects of rapid
adaptation on the military system
8.1.6-3 How did the changes resulting from adaptation affect Japan economically, politically and socially during the Meiji period?
Changes in the Social System
 Remember the social class system prior to the Meiji
period? (pages 141-145)
 Read about the dismantling of the class system on
pages 207-209
 Similar to the falling of the class system during the
Renaissance?
 Grab handout “6-2 Modernization”, read to page 210
and analyze the effects of rapid adaptation on the
social system by completing the questions
8.1.6-3 How did the changes resulting from adaptation affect Japan economically, politically and socially during the Meiji period?
Same time, Different place
 Read page 211
 DISCUSS: how the rights and freedoms of people in
these countries were changing.
Changes in Culture
 Read page 212-213
 What values and beliefs began to define the identity of
people at this time?
 Religion, individualism, nationalism, citizenship
 Restate in your own words the traditional values
described on the parchment on page 213.
 Write a similar one for this generation
8.1.6-5 What challenges emerged for the Japanese in maintaining traditional cultural aspects of their society while undergoing rapid
change?
Japonisme
 Read page 214 and the meaning of Japonisme
8.1.6-5 What challenges emerged for the Japanese in maintaining traditional cultural aspects of their society while undergoing rapid
change?
Comparing changes
 Read the chart on page 218-219
 DISCUSS: Did the West have a positive impact on
Japan?
8.1.6-4 In what ways did changes resulting from isolation in the Edo period compare to changes resulting from adaptation in the Meiji
period?
Chapter 6 conclusion
 Don’t forget to read page 220
 As an assessment for chapter 6 please complete #1 in
the Review and synthesize page 221
Review and Synthesize #1
Review and Synthesize #1
Review and Synthesize #1
Please read page 222-223 to relate this unit to YOUR life
Unit #2 Assessment
 We are in the LAB for the next 5 days working on the
Unit #2 assessment. Please grab a copy of the handout.

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