Social Studies - Gr. 8.1 Japan

From Isolation to Adaptation:Japan Gen.Outcome: Through an examination of Japan, students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which beliefs, values and knowledge shape worldviews and contribute to a society’s isolation or adaptation. (from Alberta Education)
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Describes the history, modern and traditional cultural practices and economies, geographic background, and ongoing oppression and struggles of the Ainu.

The Ainu of Japan (First Peoples: Level Book by Poisson, Barbara Aoki

FICTION:In the chaotic turmoil that follows the Boov invasion of Earth, eleven-year-old Gratuity Tucci finds herself driving her mother's car to Florida, where all of the humans are being relocated, with her cat and a renegade extraterrestrial named J. Lo as her copilots.

Smekday Book Series is an awesome series that inspired the movie HOME. Recently added to the collection is Smek For President. Read more about it here & Ent

FICTION: Sick of the horrors of conquering beings on other planets, Ahvrem will end his service as a soldier and save his sister from an unhappy marriage if he can discover who is behind a rumored plot to assassinate the Emperor.

FICTION: Sick of the horrors of conquering beings on other planets, Ahvrem will end his service as a soldier and save his sister from an unhappy marriage if he can discover who is behind a rumored plot to assassinate the Emperor.

Explores the history, geography, wildlife, government, economy, religion, culture, and people of Japan, including the most current facts and statistics that relate to Japan.

Explores the history, geography, wildlife, government, economy, religion, culture, and people of Japan, including the most current facts and statistics that relate to Japan.

Japan, land of Mount Fuji, Shinto shrines, anime, technological innovation, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces Japan's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title.

Japan, land of Mount Fuji, Shinto shrines, anime, technological innovation, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces Japan's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title.

In a rare combination of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japanese history in its entirety to identify the factors underlying the nation's progression to superpower status. Japan's achievement is explained not merely in economic terms, but at a more fundamental level, as a product of historical patterns of response to circumstance. Japan is shown to be a nation historically impelled by a pragmatic determination to succeed. (Adult)

In a rare combination of comprehensive coverage and sustained critical focus, this book examines Japanese history in its entirety to identify the factors underlying the nation's progression to superpower status. Japan's achievement is explained not merely in economic terms, but at a more fundamental level, as a product of historical patterns of response to circumstance. Japan is shown to be a nation historically impelled by a pragmatic determination to succeed. (Adult)

From prehistoric times through the important milestones up to the modern day, this is a wonderful introduction to Japanese history and culture - how Japan was originally part of the Asian continent, its transformation from the ice age and small villages to a Japanese empire and the world of samurais. Fascinating features of each era are highlighted, such as the giant tombs of the Kofun period. (gr.4-7)

"An Illustrated History of Japan" by Shigeo Nishimura book at public library. Pinned for further assessment. Link goes to EPL.

Describes the Japanese way of life during the samurai eras through information about the politics, military, culture, and the belief system; also indicates the legacy of the period.

Describes the Japanese way of life during the samurai eras through information about the politics, military, culture, and the belief system; also indicates the legacy of the period.

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