The Japan Teaching Module consists of two geography
components, as well as components in world history and physical science.
This module is designed to be used in educational methods courses,
institutes and workshops for practicing teachers, and in introductory human
and physical geography, physical science, and world history high school and
undergraduate survey courses. The four components include three common features:
authors designed each component to encompass a relatively short (one to two week range)
amount of classroom or outside study time, each component contains content and digital
material particularly applicable to classrooms, and each contains additional resources on particular
topics for interested educators or students.
Module authors are all University of Tennessee at Chattanooga faculty.
Craig R. Laing (Japanese Cultural Landscapes) and Alice L.Tym (Centripetal Forces in Japan)
are, respectively, Associate Professor and Instructor in the Department of Sociology,
Anthropology, and Geography. Lucien Ellington (Japan in World History) is Co-Director of
the Asia Program. Sandra Watson (Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Atomic Bombings and Resultant
Biological Effects of Radiation) is Associate Professor in the Teacher Preparation Academy.
Michael J. Wade served as technical consultant and module designer.
We are indebted to the four external reviewers of this module who provided invaluable
suggestions to the authors: E. Taylor Atkins (Northern Illinois University),
Ronald Kalafsky (The University of Tennessee at Knoxville), Carlysle Meek (Delta State University)
and Richard Rice (The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga). The Lupton Renaissance Fund of the
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga generously provided financial
support to develop the material on this site.
This module is dedicated to the memory of Professor Stephen LeWinter.
Professor LeWinter was an enthusiastic member of our team who, sadly, never finished a planned art component due to his untimely death.
Module Project Director