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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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:Tojiro, a nine-year-old orphan, sells rice cakes on the streets of 19th-century Edo, the bustling city we now call Tokyo. One of his customers is the grumpy, eccentric octogenarian Hokusai. The old man takes a liking to Tojiro, and soon employs him as his assistant. The boy's ignorance provides a convenient vehicle for introducing the artist's life and work. (School Library Journal)
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.
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)
"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.
KIT. Material to teach about the history of Japan including the earlier periods and the rise of the Shogunate.
The politics of Tokugawa Shogun Japan -- The Samurai -- The Kabuki theater -- Ukiyo-e artists -- The Treaty of Kanagawa.
"Describes the lives of ninjas in feudal Japan. The reader's choices reveal historical details from the perspectives of a ninja taking part in the siege of Sawayama Castle, fighting the army of Oda Nobunaga, and serving as a member of the Band of Iga.
Describes the lives of samurai warriors in ancient Japan. The readers' choices reveal the historical details of life as a samurai during the Gempai wars of the 1100s, the rise of Nobunga in 1560, and as a wandering ronin in the 1600s.