Episodes in the History of U.S.–Japan Relations: Case Studies of Conflict, Conflict Management and Resolution
Grade Level: High School – Community College
Includes curriculum unit + 12 images on CD-ROM
This unit explores key historical episodes in U.S.–Japan relations, including the first Japanese embassy to the U.S. in 1860, the "picture bride" immigration from Japan to the U.S., World War II, the U.S. occupation of Japan, and the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. A fascinating collection of primary sources makes this unit especially exciting for students. This unit is ideal for U.S. history or world history classes.
The student will learn...
To identify the author or source of a historical document or narrative and assess its credibility.
To differentiate between historical facts and historical interpretations but acknowledge that the two are related; that the facts the historian reports are selected and reflect therefore the historian's judgement of what is most significant about the past.
To analyze patterns and relationships within and among world cultures, such as economic competition and interdependence, age-old ethnic enmities, political and military alliances, and others; to think systematically about personal, national, and global decisions, interactions, and consequences, including addressing critical issues such as peace, human rights, trade, and global ecology.