Integrating Japan and East Asian Regional Studies into Tennessee and North Georgia Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Honors, and Liberal Arts Curricula Professional Development Program Lesson Plans

Lucien Ellington and Jeffrey Melnik, Editors.* 

January 2016–May 2016

Sponsored by The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Asia Program, The Tennessee Geographic Alliance, and The Belmont University Asian Studies Program. Funding provided by The Freeman Foundation and The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

Eighteen teachers completed the professional development program and created a total of thirty-six lesson plans—a final requirement of teachers in order to complete the program. These are available below and organized into two major categories, Japan and East Asia, along with names and school affiliations of the teachers who authored the lesson plans.

* The editors thank Woody Seagren for his assistance.

Dave Barrett

Raleigh-Egypt High School, Memphis, TN

Assistant Principal

Note: Dave Barrett, a former teacher with extensive experience in Asia, wrote a reflections paper on the professional development program and how faculty can use the content from the program in their classrooms.

An Administrator’s Reflections from the NCTA Workshop

 

Japan Lesson Plans

Cassie Bates

Centennial High School, Franklin, TN, 9th-12th grade History and Geography

AP Human Geography

Population Pyramids: Japan’s Aging Population

 

Scott Broadway

Lipscomb Academy, Nashville, TN, 7th grade, History and Geography

Middle School World History and Geography

Impact of Confucianism on the Moral Development of Japan

Resources for Lesson

Chinese Influence on Japan

Consider the Confucian Background of the Japanese Value System Transmitted in Language

 

Clay Burns

Central Magnet School, Murfreesboro, TN, 9th-10th grade History and Geography,

AP Human Geography

The Geography of Japan: An AP Human Geography Exam Review

The Human Geography of Japan

 

Jessica Crosby

Brentwood High School, Brentwood, TN, 9th-10th grade History and Geography

AP Human Geography

Japanese Transnational Corporation Assignment

Resources for Lesson

Transnational Corporation Handout

 

Kevin Dockery

Fred J. Page High School, Franklin, TN, 9th-10th, 12th grade History and Geography

AP Human Geography and AP World History

Japan and the Economic Miracle: “Shark Tank”- Who Will Be the Next Asian Tiger?

 

Jayson Evaniuck

Ridgeway High School, Memphis, TN, 9th-10th grade World History and Geography

AP World History, AP Human Geography

Evaluating China and Japan’s Population through Pyramids

 

Jessica Everitt

Knox County Schools, Knoxville, TN, K-5 grade

Elementary Gifted and Talented Enrichment

The Land of Features: Japan

 

Erica Kelley

Chattanooga Charter School of Excellence: Upper School, Chattanooga, TN, 6th-7th grade Middle School World History and Geography

Tokugawa Shogunate and the Myth of Japanese Isolation

Resources for Lesson

Inshi, Lust, Commerce, and Corruption

 

Carl Kiefer

Ivy Academy, Soddy Daisy, TN, 9th-12th grade Social Studies and Journalism

The Introduction of Zen Buddhism in Japan

 

Matt Logan

LaFayette High School, LaFayette, GA, 9th grade American Government and AP American Government and Politics

The U.S. Constitution and the Japanese Constitution: Similarities & Differences

 

Russ Long

Fairview High School, Fairview, TN, 9th-11th grade History and Geography, Honors World History,

U.S. Propaganda, Japan, and World War II

 

Brandi Love

Kirby High School, Memphis, TN, 9th-12th grade History and Geography

U.S. History and Honors World History

World War II: a Three-Part Lesson/Traditional Japanese Culture: a One Part Lesson

 

Erica Outlaw

H.G. Hill Middle Preparatory School, Nashville, TN, 7th grade World History and Geography

Comparative Religions in Ancient Japan (Shinto and Buddhism)

Resources for Lesson

7.27 Exit Ticket Handout

Merging the Ancient and Modern World in Japan

TN Social Studies Constructed Response Rubric Grades 6-7 (Revised July 2015)

Merging the Ancient and Modern World in Japan Video Notes

 

Brian Popovich

Brentwood High School, Brentwood, TN, 10th-12th grade History and Geography

AP World History

Haiku, Haikai, and Tokugawa Society

 

Ryan Pryor

Lincoln County High School, Fayetteville, TN, 11th grade History

United States History

Japanese Imperial Expansion and America’s Entry into World War II

 

Gene Traynom

Raleigh Egypt High School, Memphis, TN, 9th-12th grade History and Geography

Honors U.S. History

The Atomic Bomb: Should We Use It?

 

Amy Wilken

Mt. Juliet High School, Mt. Juliet, TN, 10th-12th grade History and Geography

Honors World History

Rise of Imperial Japan

 

East Asia Lesson Plans

Cassie Bates

Khmer Rouge: Pol Pot, Vietnam, The U.S., and Cambodia’s Genocide

 

Scott Broadway

Understanding the Confucian Principle of Filial Piety

Resources for Lesson

Confucianisn Filial Piety Powerpoint

 

Jessica Crosby

Confucian vs. Western Ethics: How Does our Adoption of Philosophy Shape Modern Culture?

Resources for Lesson

Confucian vs. Western Ethics

 

Kevin Dockery

Imperialism and the Debate over Foreign Influence in China: Silent Discussion

 

Jayson Evaniuck

Using Confucianism to Understand a Confucian Dilemma

 

Jessica Everitt

Adventure in China

 

Erica Kelley

Confucian Values

 

Carl Kiefer

The United States and China: A Comparison of Populations and Economies

 

Matt Logan

Types of Government in Asia

 

Russ Long

World History-World War II Pacific Theater Timeline

 

Erica Outlaw

The Reunification of China Under the Tang Dynasty

Resources for Lesson

Memorial on the Bone of Buddha

Main Idea and Details Graphic Organizer

 

Brian Popovich

The Three Teachings and Tang Poetry

 

Ryan Pryor

Postwar Power Struggle: The Korean War and U.S. Intervention in East Asia

 

Gene Traynom

Tiananmen Square: What Can We Learn From It?

 

Amy Wilken

Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge