Elementary Social Studies Lesson Study in Japan: Case Study of a 6th Grade Politics Unit

Norio Ikeno


This paper introduces the present situation of lesson study in Japan, and examines the state of lesson study in Social Studies. Using the case of a politics unit from 6th grade Social Studies in elementary school, this is followed by implementation of a Social Studies lesson study, showing the present situation and ultimate goal of Social Studies lesson study in Japan, and clarification of issues related to Social Studies lesson study.

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