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

The relatively isolated location of Japan had a profound impact on the development of its early civilizations. Examine the geographical effects on the earliest settlers called the Jomon, the power struggles of the Fujiwara family, and the rise of emperor Shirakawa in the 11th century AD.

China & Korea's Influence on Classical Japan

2. China & Korea's Influence on Classical Japan

During the period of Japan's development known as Classical Japan, the nation's culture progressed and grew. Learn about China and Korea's influence on Classical Japan for politics, philosophy, and culture and how Japan evolved during this period.

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

The Middle Ages in Japan was a period of great changes across religion, government, and class structure. Examine the changes in beliefs and rulers along with the many reforms that occurred between pre-feudal Japan and feudal Japan.

Bushido: Definition, Code & Virtues

5. Bushido: Definition, Code & Virtues

Influenced by Confucian values, Bushido is the warrior code of the samurai. Learn how to define Bushido, explore the samurai's role in Japanese society, discover the story of the 47 Ronin, and review Bushido's code and virtues.

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

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

Japan transitioned from a series of separate territories to a unified empire through the actions of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Review details about Japanese society before these events, examine the goals of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and learn how power was restructured after it was established.

The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

7. The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

Due to trade relationships, Japan became increasingly westernized during the Meiji era. Learn the background of Japan's trading system, how the Perry Expedition forced Japan to open its ports, and an overview of the Meiji reform.

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