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Topic: Japanese social and economic modernization efforts 

World History

 Standard 34.  Understands how Eurasian societies were transformed in an era of global trade and the emergence of European power from 1750 to 1870
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 6.Understands events and ideas that led to the modernization of Japan (e.g., the internal and external causes of the Meiji Restoration; the goals and policies of the Meiji state, and the impact of these upon Japan's modernization; what Commodore Matthew Perry accomplished in Japan in the 1850s and what his voyage meant for the Japanese)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands events that led to the modernization of Japan
     2.Understands ideas that led to the modernization of Japan
     3.Know the internal causes of the Meiji Restoration
     4.Knows the external causes of the Meiji Restoration
     5.Knows the goals and policies of the Meiji state
     6.Understands the impact of the goals and policies of the Meiji state upon Japan’s modernization
     7.Understands what Commodore Matthew Perry accomplished in Japan in the 1850s and what his voyage meant for the Japanese
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 6.Understands the origins of Japanese modernization and Japan's changing policies toward Western influences (e.g., the impact of Western ideas and the role of Confucianism and Shinto traditional values on Japan in the Meiji period, the role of the samurai in the events leading up to the Mejii Restoration)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the origins of Japanese modernization
     2.Understands Japan’s changing policies toward Western influences
     3.Understands the impact of Western ideas on Japan in the Meiji period
     4.Understands the role of Confucianism and Shinto traditional values in Japan in the Meiji period
     5.Knows the role of the samurai in the events leading up to the Mejii Restoration
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 6.Understands Japan’s political and social transformation in the 19th century (e.g., Japan’s transformation from a hereditary social system to a middle-class society; how Japan’s relations with China and the Western powers changed from the 1850s to the 1890s; the goals of the new imperial government, as outlined in the Charter Oath of 1868; reasons for Japan’s rapid industrialization and its response to Western commerce; aspects of Western society that appealed to 19th-century Japanese; who benefited and suffered in the initial decades of industrialization and nation building)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands Japan’s political transformation in the 19th century
     2.Understands Japan’s social transformation in the 19th century
     3.Understands Japan’s transformation from a hereditary social system to a middle class society
     4.Knows how Japan’s relations with China and the Western powers changed from the 1850s to the 1890s
     5.Knows the goals of the new imperial government, as outlined in the Charter Oath of 1868
     6.Knows reasons for Japan’s rapid industrialization and its response to Western commerce
     7.Knows aspects of Western society that appealed to 19th century Japanese
     8.Knows who benefited and suffered in the initial decades of Japanese industrialization and nation building
   Benchmark 11.Understands social conditions and change in Meiji Japan (e.g., the nature of living conditions for factory workers, aspects of education and social change, comparisons between the Meiji restoration and the French and American revolutions, the meaning and significance of various Meiji slogans)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands social conditions in Meiji Japan
     2.Understands social change in Meiji Japan
     3.Understands the nature of living conditions for factory workers in Meiji Japan
     4.Understands aspects of education and social change in Meiji Japan
     5.Understands comparisons between the Meiji restoration and the French and American revolutions
     6.Knows the meaning and significance of various Meiji slogans