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Citizenship Focus: Overcoming Adversity

Unit 7: Early Japan

Guiding Question: How can we create change within established systems?

Is revolution necessary? As students study both political and social reform movements in Japan, they are encouraged to think of ways to enact change within established systems.


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Geography of Japan

Environmental Impacts

The Culture of Early Japan

Prince Shotoku and the Yamato Clan

The Fujiwara and the Establishment of the Shogun

Feudalism in Japan

Heian Art and Aristocracy

Transition to Isolationism

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