Historical Journeys

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A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water, Park, Linda Sue. New York, NY: HMH Books for Young Readers .
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Growth of Japanese Militarism & WWII in the Pacific: A Part of a Larger Unit on WWII

This implementation plan is part of a larger unit on World War II. It is conducted in a high school US History Honors class, and it is comprehensive (1600 to the 21st Century). It uses various resources and engaging activities with the students.

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Osaka Castle, Japan

Osaka Castle, Japan

Osaka Castle (Japan) in fall 2007. Photo by Brenda G. Jordan

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The Examination

The Examination, Bosse, Malcolm. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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The Ming Empire

1433 the European world was 59 years away from harnessing the technological advancements necessary for large scale maritime sailing. In Ming China however, not only did they have the means, but they already dabbled in seafaring around the coast of India the east coast of Africa. At the time, Chinese porcelain, silk and copper coins were heavily desired products throughout Europe. Along with China’s technological advancements, China was on the cusp of becoming a superpower in the world. Instead, China turned towards isolationism and the pursuit of domestic tranquility.

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Zheng He & The Great Treaure Ships

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"Zheng He & The Great Treaure Ships." Calliope: The Ming Dynasty: The World of the Yongle Emperor. Volume 5 (1995).
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