Complete 5-minute reflection on yesterday's student-led discussion activity.
Step 1: Background
Read the introduction to woodblock prints by John W. Dower. Together, we will consider the following questions:
Step 2: Visual analysis
Prints for: Group 1; Group 2; Group 3.
Examine the selection of woodblock prints assigned to your group using the following categories:
Step 3: Thematic analysis
After analyzing your woodblock prints, identify at least two or three themes or patterns you see emerging in your set of prints. Be sure to draw evidence from at least three prints to support your claims.
All of your themes should be based on your group’s own set of prints. If needed for further evidence, you may also consult the full set of woodblock prints.
Step 4: Conclusions
Drawing on thematic observations from all three groups, consider how the creators of these woodblock prints aimed to answer the following two questions:
Text under discussion: Michael Weiner, selections from “The Invention of Identity: Race and Nation in Pre-War Japan,” in Frank Dikötter, ed., The Construction of Racial Identities in China and Japan (Hong Kong University Press, 1997) 96, 100-110, 112-117 (total ±17 pages)
Today we will be practicing shared facilitation strategies. To do so, we will divide our class into three segments:
Where to look:
What to look for:
Today's notes prepared by Mr. Hall.
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