Building a Modern Nation-State in Japan

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This resource introduces students to the development of a modern nation-state in Japan, including the idea that collective identity is constructed and can change over time. 

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This package includes:

  • launch activities
  • lesson challenges
  • briefing sheets
  • all required activity and assessment sheets

These materials support the British Columbia (BC) Social Studies curriculum for Grade 9, which focuses on world events from 1750-1919. They were developed with support from the Critical Thinking Consortium.

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