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What Lessons Can Canada Learn?

What are the two most valuable lessons from cultural isolation during the Edo period and rapid adaptation during the Meiji period for current Canadian policy makers on foreign and domestic issues?

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Specific Outcomes

This critical challenge may address these outcomes:

Specific Outcome 8.1.1 - Students will appreciate the roles of time and geographic location in shaping a society’s worldview (C, I, TCC, LPP)
Specific Outcome 8.1.2 - Students will appreciate how a society’s worldview can foster the choice to remain an isolated society (C, I, TCC)
Specific Outcome 8.1.3 - Students will appreciate how models of governance and decision making reflect a society’s worldview (C, I, TCC, PADM)
Specific Outcome 8.1.4 - Students will appreciate how a society’s worldview shapes individual citizenship and identity (C, I, TCC)
Specific Outcome 8.S.1.2 - Students will evaluate ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
Specific Outcome 8.S.1.3 - Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze local and current affairs
Specific Outcome 8.S.1.4 - Students will re-evaluate personal opinions to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
Specific Outcome 8.S.2.1 - Students will distinguish cause, effect, sequence and correlation in historical events, including the long-and short-term causal relations
Specific Outcome 8.S.2.3 - Students will analyze the historical contexts of key events of a given time period
Specific Outcome 8.S.2.5 - Students will identify patterns in organized information
Specific Outcome 8.S.4.1 - Students will demonstrate skills of compromise and devise strategies to reach group consensus
Specific Outcome 8.S.4.2 - Students will propose and apply new ideas and strategies, supported with facts and reasons, to contribute to problem solving and decision making
Specific Outcome 8.S.4.4 - Students will participate in and predict outcomes of problem-solving and decision-making scenarios
Specific Outcome 8.S.6.1 - Students will volunteer with organizations, projects and activities that ensure the growth and vitality of their community
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.1 - Students will integrate and synthesize concepts to provide an informed point of view on a research question or issue
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.2 - Students will develop a position that is supported by information gathered through research
Specific Outcome 8.S.7.3 - Students will draw conclusions based upon research and evidence
Specific Outcome 8.S.8.1 - Students will communicate in a persuasive and engaging manner through speeches, multimedia presentations and written and oral reports, taking particular audiences and purposes into consideration
Specific Outcome 8.S.8.4 - Students will offer reasoned comments related to a topic of discussion
Specific Outcome 8.S.8.5 - Students will listen to others to understand their points of view
C Citizenship
ER Economics and Resources
CC Culture and Community
I Identity
LPP The Land: Places and People
GC Global Connections
TCC Time, Continuity and Change
PADM Power, Authority, and Decision Making
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