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History / Year 8 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

Theories about the decline of the Shogunate, including modernisation and westernisation, through the adoption of Western arms and technology (ACDSEH065)

Elaborations
  • describing internal pressures in shogunate Japan (for example, the rise of a commercial class at the expense of the samurai, peasant uprisings such as Osaka 1837, and famine)
  • describing the increasing exposure to Western technology and ideas (for example, the establishment of a naval school with Dutch instructors, the translation of Western books)
  • evaluating the significance of the Meiji Restoration of 1868 AD (CE) that restored imperial rule to Japan
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Acculturation,  Shogunates,  Japanese history,  Political power,  Modernisation

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