History Books By Topic

Learning About Japan

This post is for sharing “living” or great books on the following history topics:

the History of Japan

Heian Empire, Shoguns

Matthew Perry

(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)


For Elementary Students:
Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg:

Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, by Rhoda Blumberg:

A Pair of Red Clogs, by Matsuno

This hard-back Usborne book is a great spine for elementary students. It has 2-page spreads for a variety of different topics. The first several spreads cover basic archaeology and the earliest civilizations. The book covers basic elements of world history up to (but not including) World War I.

For High School Students:


What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment below.


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