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Japan: From Isolation to Adaptation

What lessons can we learn from the inward-looking worldview of the Edo period and the outward-looking worldview of the Meiji period?


Many of the specific outcomes related to:

General Outcome 8.1 "From Isolation to Adaptation: Japan" may be addressed by inviting students to consider how beliefs, values and knowledge shaped the individual and national worldviews in Japan during the Edo and the Meiji periods. In particular, students will consider the manifestations and consequences of isolationist and adaptive patterns of national behaviour.

Critical Challenges

Students might explore this overarching theme by completing these challenges:

Help Documents

Embedding Critical Thinking Into Teaching and Learning PDF
This document provides a definition of critical thinking, and discusses how to embed critical thinking into teaching and learning.

Definitions of Terms Used in Overarching Critical Inquiries
This document provides definitions of Overarching Critical Inquiry, Critical Challenge, Modelling the Tools, Support Material, Graphic Organizer, Assessment, and Background Information.

Meeting the Diverse Learning Needs of All Students PDF
This document provides suggestions to help teachers plan for diverse learning needs.

Reference Charts

The following charts provide a quick overview of correlations, references, and summaries for all the Critical Challenges. In the charts, the Critical Challenges are organized according to which Overarching Critical Inquiry they address.

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