Explore Japan and the Samurai in this unit. Hands-on activities include creating an origami Samurai hat, making a Samurai sword, and designing a Samurai helmet. Worksheets and a map are included to reinforce the concepts. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.
|Japanese Feudalism||(no rating)|
Warriors (the Samurai) who owned land pledged their allegiance to lords and fought to protect their lands.
|Samurai History||(no rating)|
Lean about the rise of the Samurai in Japanese history.
|The Warrior Class of Japan||(no rating)|
The Samurai were the warrior class of Japan.
|Samurai Creed||(no rating)|
Read the creed of the Samurai.
|Hierarchy in Feudal Japan||(no rating)|
There were two classes, the nobility and the peasants, in feudal Japan.
|Kamishibai Stories||(no rating)|
Learn about Kamishibai stories.
|Origami Samurai Hat||(no rating)|
Use origami to create a Samurai hat.
|Samurai Sword||(no rating)|
Create a replica of a Samurai sword.
|Samurai Helmet||(no rating)|
Make a Samurai helmet.
|Kamishibai Story||(no rating)|
Research (online) and create Kamishibai storytelling cards.
|The Military Class||(no rating)|
Compare and contrast the roles of the Emperor, Shogun, Daimyo, and Samurai.
|Samurai Comprehension Worksheet||(no rating)|
Read about the Samurai and then answer questions.
|Map of Japan||(no rating)|
Locate Japan on maps.
|Forging a Samurai Sword||(no rating)|
See how Samurai swords are made.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience:
The Samurai's Tale by Erik C. Haugaard