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Why was Minamoto Yoritomo appointed shogun?

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Why was Minamoto Yoritomo appointed shogun?

Kamakura Period:

Minamoto Yoritomo was the leader who brought the Heian Period of Japanese history to an end. Although the rule of his family was short lived, he ushered in the period of Japanese history known as the Kamakura Period.

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Kamakura Period Lesson Plan
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Chapter 7 / Lesson 22
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With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about feudalism in Japan and the role of the Kamakura period in Japanese history. They will expand upon this by analyzing Kamakura literature in small groups.


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