Date of Award

Spring 4-24-2008

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Cathleen Wiggins


This resource guide utilizes the fascination with the samurai and their honor code system, known as bushido, to examine the eastern feudal system, and the artistic and cultural traditions of Medieval Japan. The six provided lessons in this resource support a museum visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Mary Griggs Burke Collection of Japanese Art and the Arms and Armor Collection. They are directed to build upon each other to provide students with a meaningful sequence of experiences and attempts to address a diverse body of learners through variance of activities and the integration of academic areas such as reading and art. Preceding each of these lessons is background information and recommended readings to familiarize teachers on key topics presented. An appendices which consists of additional resources such as geography and mapping activities, discussion questions for a recommended historical fiction reading, and a bibliography is included as well.


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Museum education (Program of study)