Initiation: Class will begin by having students explain the feudal system of Europe, a hierarchy diagram will be drawn on the board for students to see and take note of to help compare with feudal Japan later in discussion
The instructor will begin with a PowerPoint presentation on Japanese geography and society. Students are expected to take notes and respond to discussion points throughout the lecture.
After discussing Feudal Japan, students will break into pairs and work on an activity that involves completing a Venn diagram, breaking apart the similarities and differences of feudal Japan and Europe.
Students will come back together to discuss the similarities and differences
Students will be assigned homework to complete an essay using the information they’ve found in class on the comparison of feudal Japan and Europe
Closure: Class will end with students watching a short video that summarizes Japanese feudal society
Assessment: Students will be assigned to write an essay comparing feudal Japan and Europe; this will count as a quiz grade. Students will be assessed on overall participation throughout the class.
Strategy for Differentiation: Students who require handouts of notes will receive them prior to the start of class
Strategy for Modifications: Modifications for students will be met per order of each student’s IEP
Strategy for Accommodations: Accommodations for students will be met per order of each student’s IEP