September 16th, 2022


Warm up
What is a precious childhood memory that you remember very fondly?

Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

Discussion Questions

  1. What are your feelings about the Queen’s death and about Charles taking the throne?
    Ibid., “THINK & DISCUSS 1.”
  2. How do you feel about Queen Elizabeth II? Have you had any interest in following news about her and the royal family over the years?
  3. What are your feelings on the monarchy and its past history with colonialism?
  4. Some people, in talking about their feelings about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, describe them as “complicated.” Do you think it’s possible to view the Queen and the Royal Family as separate from “the monarchy” or should they be considered as one? Explain.
    Ibid., “THINK & DISCUSS 9.”
  5. What are some similarities between the monarchy in the UK and the Japanese monarchy?
  6. What are your feelings about the Japanese emperor and the imperial family? Do you care to keep up with news about the imperial family in Japan? Why or why not?