Bushido, Bun, and Bu: Life as a Samurai

Instructional Resource

Subjects
Civic Education World History
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Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9
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Bushido, Bun, and Bu: Life as a Samurai

Instructional Resource

This collection includes resources reflecting the ideal characteristics of a Japanese samurai. After reviewing the resources in this collection, students will be able to:
-analyze the changing role of the samurai in Japanese society
-define and give examples of bushido, bun, and bu
-compare the expectations for samurai with those of other social groups

Students will begin by visiting two websites in order to gain background information on samurai. They will then read an excerpt from The Way of the Samurai and answer questions. Next, they will review a series of resources and determine whether they represent bushido, bun, or bu. Finally, students will begin a comparative research assignment.