summer reading

summer reading


Regents Homework

JAPAN 1: Due Friday 2/15
Read 358-361 & answer the following:
1. Explain the practices of Shamanism.
2. How did China influence the development of Korea?
3. What role did geography have on the development of Japan?
4. How did the creation Myth reflect Japanese values?

JAPAN 2: Due Tuesday 2/19
Read 361-365 & answer the following:
1. Explain the influence that China had on Japan’s development?
2. What were the significant developments during the Nara and Heian periods?
3. Explain how the “Way of the Warrior” was similar to European chivalry.
4. What factors contributed to the rise of feudalism in Japan?
5. Compare Japanese feudalism to Western European feudalism.
6. Terms: shogun, shogunate, samurai, daimyo

Global History and Geography
Unit: Japan

Honors Homework

JAPAN 1H: Due Friday 2/15
Read pages 397-399 and answer the following questions:

1. Why was Korea known as the bridge to Japan?
2. How was Japan influenced by China and how did Japan develop its own culture? Cite specific examples in your answer.
3. Explain the political and social development of Japan during the Nara period.
4. What was the significance of Tale of Genji?
5. Discuss the role of the samurai warrior and analyze the role religion plays

JAPAN 2H: Due Tuesday 2/19
Read pages 397-399 and answer the following questions:
1. Explain the conditions in Japan (1200-1600) that led to the rise of the shogun.
2. Discuss the problems and the actions taken by the Tokugawa Shogunate to restore
stability in Japan. (include specific terms and actions taken)
3. Evaluate the impact neo-Confucianism had on Japan during the Tokugawa Shogunate.
(include in your response the impact of ukiyo [floating wealth] and the novel
“The Life of a Man who Lived Life for Love”.
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