Ancient to the Modern World (Depth Study 5: The Asia-Pacific World)
Context for the task: Students have been studying Feudal Japan under the Shoguns. Students have explored examples of computer games and films during the unit of work and will now be given a chance to assess these texts in relation to the historical content they have studied.
Outcomes to be assessed:
HT4-2: describes major periods of historical time and sequences events, people and societies from the past
HT 4-6: uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations.
Communicate ideas and information using a range of historical terms and concepts appropriately.
Select and use appropriate written, visual and digital forms to communicate about Feudal Japan
Weighting:Out of: /25
Date Issued:Due Date:
In order to undertake this task you will need to:
Conduct research into the history of Feudal Japan.
Engage closely with a visual source (computer game or film) assessing it for its historical accuracy.
Draw conclusions on the usefulness of a particular visual source to an historian studying Feudal Japan.
Use the information you have gained in class, and the further research you have conducted on Feudal Japan, to closely analyse a computer game OR film. Your goal is to measure the historical accuracy of your selected text. The task will be marked out of 25.
The texts you can choose from are the following (Choose ONE):
Your critical analysis must address these THREE questions:
What time period of Japanese history is your computer game or film set in? Provide a brief summary of the major historical people and events of this period. (200-300 words) - 5 MARKS
How historically accurate or inaccurate is your computer game or film? Discuss specific examples from your computer game or film. (300-400 words ) - 10 MARKS
What are the strengths and weaknesses of computer games OR films for people who wish to gain an understanding of the past? Did it help you gain a better understanding of Feudal Japan? (300-400 words) - 10 MARKS
Your assignment MUST follow these guidelines:
Be typed, using 14 point font, with 1.5 line spacing.
Be a maximum of 1,100 words.
Address ALL THREE questions starting each question on a new page with the question placed clearly on top of the page.
Include a bibliography of references used in question 1.