Japan tradition and modernisation

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A year 9 lesson on Japan, designed toshow them how Japan has changed over the years.

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  • Source: http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/housing/index.html
  • ARTICLE found at:http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/housing/index.html
  • Source: http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/housing/index.html
  • http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/hitech/shinkansen/002.html
  • http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/hitech/shinkansen/002.htmlVideo clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDjELN3BeTo ( first 3.5 minutes to give an intro)
  • http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/hitech/shinkansen/002.html
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHr9h9BZ3Cw video
  • Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF39Ygp53mQSource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-450892/Scientist-unveils-doppelganger--robot-perfect-including-hair.html
  • Japan tradition and modernisation

    1. 1. Read through the article and answerthe following questions1) How does the traditional housing structurecompare to the urban housing structure? Drawdiagrams to illustrate these.2) Why are shoes not worn inside?3) How has the food eaten by the Japanesechanged and why?4) What is the traditional dress and when is itworn now?
    2. 2. ‘The BulletTrain’
    3. 3. The new E6 series model has a color schemepatterned after Namahage, a red-faced ogredepicted in the folklore of the Tohoku region.(Photo courtesy of East Japan Railway Co.)
    4. 4. The E5 series is the fastest Shinkansen modelin Japan, running at 320 km/h. (Photo courtesyof East Japan Railway Co.)
    5. 5. You will create a short summary on the bullettrain.Key points to include:1) Why they were developed at such highspeeds2) How they have adapted to the manyearthquakes3) How the models have changed over time(and sketches)
    6. 6. Notes on the problems of Japan1) Space (How do they solve this?)2) Transport (trains)3) Isolation- rent people?
    7. 7. The future?

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