Japan Teaching Module


The links below are PDF versions of the components from the Japan Teaching Module from the old UTC Asia Program website. We hope in the near future that we will be able to restore the old site as it once was but in the meantime, all information, images, and links from the module appear in the PDFs below.


Component 1: Japanese Cultural Landscapes (Introduction)

Component 1, Part 1, Japanese Cultural Landscapes: General Characteristics

Component 1, Part 2, Japanese Cultural Landscapes: Specific Characteristics

Component 1, Part 3, Japan's Urban Cultural Landscapes

Component 1, Part 4, Japan's Suburban Cultural Landscapes

Component 1, Part 5, Japan's Rural Cultural Landscapes


Component 2: Centripetal Forces in Japan (Introduction)

Component 2, Part 1, Centripetal Forces in Japan: The Physical Setting

Component 2, Part 2, Centripetal Forces in Japan: The Japanese Language

Component 2, Part 3, Centripetal Forces in Japan: The Shinto religion

Component 2, Part 4, Centripetal Forces in Japan: Cultural Appreciation of Beauty

Component 2, Part 5, Centripetal Forces in Japan: Rice Cultivation


Component 3: Japan in World History (Introduction)

Component 3, Part 1, Japan in World History: Teaching and Learning—East Asia and Japan's Classical Period (550-1185CE)

Component 3, Part 2, Japan in World History: Teaching and Learning—Medieval Japan and First European Contacts (1185-1585) 

Component 3, Part 3, Japan in World History: "The Bamboo Blind"—Early Modern Japan (1585-1868)

Component 3, Part 4, Japan in World History: Teaching and Learning—Imperial Japan and the World (1868-1945)

Component 3, Part 5, Japan in World History: Teaching and Learning—Japan's Path to World Leadership (1945 TO THE PRESENT)


Component 4: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Atomic Bombings and Resultant Biological Effects of Radiation (Introduction)

Component 4, Part 1, Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Nuclear Fission

Component 4, Part 2, The Atomic Bombs—Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Component 4, Part 3, Structural and Environmental Damage (Distance from Hypocenters)

Component 4, Part 4, Human Health Effects of Radiation (Hiroshima and Nagasaki)

Component 4, Part 5, Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Effects of Radiation on Cellular Processes

Component 4, Part 6, Atomic Bomb Injuries/Casualties and Long-term Effects

Component 4, Part 7, Personal Stories of Nagasaki and Hiroshima—Victims and Survivors