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Samurai Project Day 1 2016-2017

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MEDIEVAL JAPAN
Do Now - Friday, December 9, 2016
Using
this image
or
prior knowledge
, which
3 (THREE!)
of these people do you think would make the BEST samurai?
Sample Resume Scavenger Hunt
1. TRUE or FALSE: In the SKILLS/VALUES/EXPERIENCES sections, the knight uses the words "I" or "Me"

2. TRUE or FALSE: The knight uses only one word to explain his SKILLS and VALUES.

3. TRUE or FALSE: Most descriptions are written in the first person ("Able to" intead of "Was able to")

4. Find the strongest example that this knight gives to explain why a lord should hire him.
As you continue reading, use these codes to annotate the text:

Skills = "S"
Values = "V"
Experiences = "E"
Accomplishments = "A"
Name
Name
Today's Learning Objective
SWBAT create a resume for a fictional Japanese samurai in which they explain the samurai's SKILLS, VALUES and EXPERIENCES using 3 given vocabulary words.
Name
What is the purpose of a
resume
? Try to be as
specific as possible.
ANNOUNCEMENT - Notebooks
I *will* be grading your Do Now notebooks this trimester.

This is how Do Now notebooks will be graded:
-I will choose 3 notebooks AT RANDOM from each cohort.
-These 3 notebooks will graded and I will take the AVERAGE score of the 3 notebooks.
Justify your choices with at least once sentence each.
EXAMPLE:
NOTEBOOK 1: 20/20 points
NOTEBOOK 2: 14/20 points
NOTEBOOK 3: 18/20 points
AVERAGE SCORE:
17.5 points
Quality responses will:
Use SLAS sentence stems
Sample Resume (Medieval English Knight)
-Servant
-Judge
-Soldier
-Dancer

-Protestor
-Poet
-Artist
-Politician
New Mini Unit: Medieval Japan
Asian Civilizations
Medieval
China
Medieval
Japan
A
resume
is the paper you give potential employers when you are going to a job interview.
SKILLS:
VALUES:
EXPERIENCES/ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
So what do you include on a resume?
Today's Learning Objective
SWBAT identify the
skills
,
values
and
experiences
of Japanese samurai after collecting information from a secondary source text.
Medieval Japan was a series of islands. Because of its
isolated
location, Japan developed their own
culture
separate from other Asian cultures.
LOCATION
SEPARATE CULTURES
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Medieval Japan is known for a book called the Tale of the
Genji
, which is considered to be the world’s first full-length
novels
. Many of the greatest works of Japanese literature were written by
women
!.


These nobles started to fight over the land, and by 1180 CE, a
civil war
had broken out.

In 1185 CE, Minamoto Yoritomo, the head of a military
clan
(family) seized power. His powerful warriors were known as
samurai
.

IMPORTANT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
*REAL LIFE SKILL ALERT*
OTHER CHOICE: Use 3-4 different colors
For example, people in Japan
followed
Shintoism
.
This religion is based around
nature
.
One of the most famous rulers during this time period was called Prince
Shotoku
. He is known for encouraging Japanese people to follow
Buddhism
and also to adopt
Chinese
culture.
Japan’s
emperor
was only a
figurehead
. The
shogun
controlled the military and had the real
power
. The nobles who controlled the land were called
daimyo.

Emperor
Daimyos
Samurai
Shogun
Peasants & Merchants
JAPANESE SAMURAI

Most samurai favored
Zen
Buddhism because it focused on meditation.

Do Now - Thursday, December 8, 2016


Japan is an island nation in the Pacific
Ocean.

1. List three
benefits
of living on an
isolated island during the Medieval Era:


2. List three
drawbacks
of living on an
isolated island during the Medieval Era:
JAPANESE WARRIOR SOCIETY
DAIMYO
SHOGUN
EMPEROR
= Figurehead. Lost his power to the Daimyo.
= Had the real power. Military leader.
= Wealthy landowners. Nobility.
= Warriors. Sworn to protect the Daimyo
Emperor
= Figurehead. Lost his power to the Daimyo.
Emperor
Daimyos
Shogun
= Figurehead. Lost his power to the Daimyo.
= Had the real power. Military leader.
= Wealthy landowners. Nobility.
Emperor
Daimyos
Samurai
Shogun
= Figurehead. Lost his power to the Daimyo.
= Had the real power. Military leader.
= Wealthy landowners. Nobility.
= Warriors. Sworn to protect the Daimyo
Emperor
= Figurehead. Lost his power to the Daimyo.
Emperor
Shogun
= Figurehead. Lost his power to the Daimyo.
= Had the real power. Military leader.
Why would fierce warriors like the samurai be interested in meditation?

Make a prediction with your table.
Samurai who had dishonored themselves of their
daimyos
committed
seppuku
: ritual suicide.
What do you know (or think you know) about Japan?
Muir Time Changes
First three minutes:
Do what you need to do! Grab books, ask friends about homework, ask me for supplies, etc.

When the timer rings:
You MUST be in your seat BEFORE the bell rings. Otherwise you will be marked tardy.

During Muir Time:
I will track Citizenship and Work Habits so you can see your progress. This is how your grade will bedetermined on the progress reports.
SAMURAI WISDOM

"The best way to conduct with regard to speaking is to remain silent. If you think you can mange without speaking, do not speak. What must be said should be said as succinctly (concisely) as possible. A surprising number of people make fools of themselves by talking without thinking, and are looked down upon."
- From the book
Hagakure,
an 18th century guide to the life of a samurai

In your opinion, why does this writer believe that it is best for samurai to "remain silent"?
How can this benefit the Samurai?
KNOWLEDGE CHECK
In Medieval Japan, many people followed the religion _____________, which revolved around nature. However, most samurai practiced a religion known as __________ Buddhism, which emphasized __________. During this time, Japan was isolated, so it developed its own ____________. Some of the most famous pieces of literature from this time period were written by _________. Samurai served their lords, known as the __________. They were even willing to commit __________, or ritual suicide, because they were so loyal to their lords.
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