Social Studies - 2019-20

WHI.11c - Japan

The student will apply social science skills to understand the civilizations and empires of Asia, with emphasis on Japan and China, by

c) explaining the impact of Shinto and Buddhist traditions and the influence of Chinese culture on the region;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Japanese cultural development was influenced by proximity to China.

Shinto and Buddhism coexisted as religious traditions in the Japanese culture.


ESSENTIALS

Location and place

 Mountainous Japanese archipelago (four main islands)

 Sea of Japan or East Sea between Japan and Asian mainland

 Proximity to China and Korea


Influence of Chinese culture

 Writing

 Architecture

 Buddhism


Shinto

 Ethnic religion unique to Japan

 Importance of natural features, forces of nature, and ancestors

 State religion; worship of the emperor

 Coexistence with Buddhism


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms

Maritime (10a)

Amber (10b)

Textiles (10b)

Watermills (10b)

Windmills (10b)

Lateen sails (10b)

Archipelago (10c)

Shinto (10c)

Animism (10d)

Torri

People

Samurai

Mansa Musa (10d)

Places

Indian Ocean (10a,b,d)

China Sea (10a)

Black Sea (10a)

Middle East (10b)

Korea (10b)

Japan (10b)

Sea of Japan (10c)

East Sea (10c)

Ghana (10d)

Mali (10d)

Songhai (10d)

Axum (10d)

Ethiopian highlands (10d)

Zimbabwe (10d)

Great Zimbabwe (10d)

Sahara (10d)

Timbuktu (10d)

Zambezi River (10d)

Limpopo River (10d)

Niger River (10d)

Updated: May 17, 2018