Middle Grade Fiction
From Samurai and Ninja to Bushido and Karate: The History & Culture of Martial Japan
Alex Echevarria, Elgin Heinz Outstanding Japanese Humanities Teacher, takes an inspired look at the history and culture of martial arts in Japan in this hour-long webinar recorded in February 2014.
Students of all ages learn about the samurai and the martial arts through media and popular culture, yet how much is historically accurate and not just based on myth or legend? In this seminar, we explore the martial history and culture of Japan from the Heian Period (794-1185) to the present day, including how the martial arts and their portrayal has impacted the imagination of US students. You will take away a variety of interesting resources both for your classroom and for furthering your knowledge of this unique tradition.
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