Commodore Perry and the opening of Japan

In this two-part critical challenge, students determine the most significant proposals regarding trade and relations made by American President Fillmore to Japanese Emperor Komei in 1852. Students then write a likely response by Emperor Komei's officials to President Fillmore, based on the Japanese perspective of the time.

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Social studies
Targeted grade range:
Middle (7-9)
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