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Ancient Japan

Japanese Feudal Society: Class System

 

For this assignment, you are about to help create history by writing a memoir, or personal story, of someone from feudal Japanese history.  You have already received your assigned character, please write it down here:  ________________________. 

You will need to use your imagination to step back in time to ancient Japan, and write about your character.  Remember all examples of memoirs we saw in class. Creativity is a big part of this assignment! 

Your memoir should be at least ten sentences long, and two paragraphs that are doubled spaced, with 12-point font.  When you begin your research (see websites below for help) for your memoir, think about some of these questions: 

  1. What is their job and how do they do their work? Do they like their work?

 

 

  1. Explain what their life is like.  Tell us what an average day is like for you.

 

 

  1. What is it like living at this time? Do they think life is easy or hard?

 

 

  1.  Tell us about how they interact with others.  For instance, if your character is a merchant, who buys from you? How do these people treat you?  If you are a samurai, how does your Daimyo treat you?

 

 

  1. Any other details you think are important.  For example, does your character dream of a better life?  Do they think their life is fair compared to other people in their community? 

 

Websites to use for references:

http://www.pbs.org/empires/japan/

http://k12east.mrdonn.org/Japan.html
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/japan/p/ShogJapanClass.htm
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/sample-08.html

http://facts-about-japan.com/feudal-japan.html

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/static-legacy/ngm/0312/feature5/

http://www.samurai-archives.com/

http://apg-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/medievaljc

 


 

**Remember you will also need to illustrate your memoir and include with your project.  If you don’t feel like you can draw that well, don’t worry! You are only graded on your best effort.  For instance, if you have trouble drawing people, than consider drawing something your character would have used, such as a sword for a samurai.  You will also need to include the Class Structure Pyramid cutout that has your class position highlighted.

Rubrics for Student Memoir Project

 

5 points: States and explains society member’s role in society

Explains daily routine with a minimum of three examples

Explains the challenges of their lives with a minimum of three (3) examples

Explains the advantages of their place in society with a minimum of three (3) examples

 

4 points: States and explains their role in society

Explains daily routine with two to three (2-3) examples

Explains the challenges of their lives with two to three (2-3) examples

Explains the advantages of their place in society with two to three (2-3) examples

 

3 points: States their role in society

Explains daily routine with examples

Explains the challenges of their lives with examples

Explains the advantages of their place in society with examples

 

2 points: States their role in society

Explains daily routine with example(s)

Explains the challenges of their lives with example(s)

Explains the advantages of their place in society with example(s)

 

1 point: States their role in society

Explains daily routine, the challenges of their lives and/or the advantages of their place in society with examples