Cracking the Samurai Code: Separating Fact from Fiction

Start Date: September 29, 2019
End Date: November 23, 2019
Time Detail: Four modules over 8 weeks
Location: Online
Type of Course: Online Seminars and Workshops
Audience: High school teachers of history receive preference; additional audiences: secondary teachers of social studies, Japanese, and literature.
Course Description: From Hollywood to video games, samurai are among the most recognizable—and most misinterpreted—of Japanese historical figures. What does scholarship tell us about these warriors? How can this high-interest “hook” be used to accurately explore Japanese history and culture in the Medieval and Tokugawa periods? This seminar is offered as a history course exploring current scholarship and primary sources, with discussion of teaching strategies for use in history courses. Four asynchronous online modules consist of readings, video lectures, and discussions moderated by a specialist on the topic. The modules explore samurai from the Medieval through the Tokugawa periods. The final module focuses on teaching critical thinking through samurai-related content. Offers 20 p.d. contact hours and a materials stipend.
Registration and Info:

Selective application. Apply by Sept. 20, 2019.

Offered to: All States