Geography in Japan Religion in Japan

Geography in Japan Religion in Japan


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Purpose: This lesson will enable students to develop basic knowledge of Japan's physical geography including absolute and relative location, factors contributing to climate, and temperature comparisons with the United States. Target Grade Level: 6-7 Essential questions: · What are the physical features of Japan? · Where is Japan located? · What effects do location, elevation, and ocean currents have on the climate of Japan? · How do temperatures in Japan compare to temperatures in the United States? Rationale: Location and physical features of a country affect climate.
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