In this lesson students will identify the characteristics of the Meiji Oligarchs, explain who else wanted to have a say in how Japan was run, describe how building an empire was THE key question driving the Japanese; and demonstrate how Japan built its empire at the expense of China, Korea, and Russia.
In this lesson, students will explore why the Russo-Japanese War is such a major turning point in Japanese and World History, through analysis of Japanese imagery and press. Students will appreciate how different visual media (woodblock prints, photographs, and motion pictures) shaped Japanese perceptions of the war.
In this lesson, students analyze and explain late 19th Century Japanese perceptions of China and "Western" perceptions of Japan. They provide an explanation, if necessary, of reasons for Japanese imperialism and utilize graphic evidence, such as a map and pictures, as historical sources.