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Czars and Shoguns: Early Russia and Feudal Japan: CKHG Student Reader

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Czars and Shoguns: Early Russia and Feudal Japan is a single volume divided into two separate sections on (1) Early Russia, and (2) Feudal Japan. The first section provides geographical background and tells the story of how Russia grew to a large country ruled by powerful czars. The second section explores Japan’s geography as an island nation and traces the rise of powerful feudal leaders called shoguns.

Core Knowledge History and Geography™ (CKHG) Student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, maps, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. For each reader, a Teacher Guide and Timeline Cards are separately available. All materials may be downloaded and previewed in their entirety.

 

Czars and Shoguns: Early Russia and Feudal Japan is a single volume divided into two separate sections on (1) Early Russia, and (2) Feudal Japan.

  • The first section introduces students to major geographical features of the vast lands of Russia and tells how Russia grew from a small principality to a large country ruled by powerful czars. Students learn how Moscow emerged as the center of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Students meet Ivan III (the Great), Ivan IV (the Terrible), Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great.
  • The second section of this book begins by exploring how Japan’s geography as an island nation influenced its culture and history, especially its long isolationism. Students learn about the rise of powerful feudal leaders called shoguns, and the role of the soldier-nobles called samurai. Students also learn how Japan remained closed to most outsiders until European powers and Commodore Matthew Perry compelled the Japanese to open their doors for trade. Students are also introduced to two important religions in Japanese history, Buddhism and Shinto.

Related Components

  • Teacher Guide: with detailed lesson plans, activity page masters, additional activities, and assessments
  • Timeline Cards: visual aids to reinforce big ideas, chronology, and context

Preview the Book

You may preview this book in its entirety by downloading the CKHG Student Reader in PDF form for either Unit 7 or Unit 8.

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About CKHG

Core Knowledge History and Geography™ (CKHG) is a comprehensive program in world and American history and geography, integrating topics in civics and the arts. CKHG helps students build knowledge of the diverse civilizations, cultures, and concepts specified in the Core Knowledge Sequence.

CKHG Student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, maps, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. In general, the content and presentation in CKHG Student Readers for Grades 3-5 are appropriate for young readers from the upper elementary grades through middle school (Lexile levels 650 – 980).

Using CKHG in the Classroom

  • For Social Studies: Used in their recommended sequence, CKHG materials can form the basis of an engaging Social Studies program that builds historical and geographical knowledge and skills grade by grade.
  • For Language Arts: You can also use CKHG to integrate content-rich nonfiction into your Reading/Language Arts lessons. CKHG objectives are correlated with the Common Core English Language Arts standards, which call for increased reading of nonfiction informational texts.

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Paperback
6.7 in. W x 9.6 in. H
102 pages

ISBN: 978-1-68380-283-9

SKU: CKHGCASSR
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