Ch 17: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Japan's History & Development

About This Chapter

You can learn what you need to know to know about Japan's history and the development of this country by studying our chapter and using our resources. This chapter is designed to prepare you for this portion of the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam.

ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Japan's History & Development- Chapter Summary

Some of the questions on the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam will undoubtedly cover Japanese history. These lessons help you refresh your understanding of the history and development of Japan. The topics covered by our experienced instructors include:

  • Rise of Japan
  • Influences from China and Korea on Japan
  • Shogun
  • Japan from 600-1400 CE
  • Bushido
  • Tokugawa rule
  • Westernization of Japan

Our lessons in this chapter are taught by educated and professional instructors. They know what it takes to pass the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam. As you watch the video lessons and read the lesson transcripts, our instructors are here for you whenever you need it. All you have to do is reach out to them and they will answer any questions you might have.

7 Lessons in Chapter 17: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Japan's History & Development
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The Rise of the Early Japanese State

1. The Rise of the Early Japanese State

With a relatively wide barrier of sea to separate them from any undesired outside influences, the Japanese are unique in that they were largely able to develop on their own. That said, there were surprising parallels between Japan and other parts of the world.

China & Korea's Influence on Classical Japan

2. China & Korea's Influence on Classical Japan

In this lesson you will explore the history of Classical Japan, but also the way that Japan was impacted by the cultures of China and Korea. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Shogun: Definition, Legends & History

3. Shogun: Definition, Legends & History

Explore the origins and actions of the Japanese military leaders called shoguns, and test your understanding of Japanese history, politics, culture, and military.

Japan (600-1400 CE): Beliefs, Reforms & Rulers

4. Japan (600-1400 CE): Beliefs, Reforms & Rulers

In this lesson, we explore the Middle Ages in Japan, from the classical era of imperial Japan to the feudal era of intermittent and regional warfare that followed it.

Bushido: Definition, Code & Virtues

5. Bushido: Definition, Code & Virtues

Explore the ancient Japanese code of chivalry used by the famous samurai warriors and test your understanding of feudal Japan, samurai culture and Asian philosophy.

Unification of Japan & the Tokugawa Rule (1551-1868)

6. Unification of Japan & the Tokugawa Rule (1551-1868)

From a society that the Chinese called 'barbaric' to American gunboats in Tokyo Bay, Japan experienced a great deal of change in three centuries. Center to much of that change was the Tokugawa Shogunate.

The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

7. The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

In this lesson, we explore the opening of Japan to Western trade by Commodore Matthew Perry in the mid-18th century. We'll then look at the ensuing westernization of the country in the Meiji period.

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