My town (Boku no machi) ISBN 4-591-07070-0
River Town ISBN4-89238-590-5
ISBN0-7513-5535 Search for the time traveller through each period, and watch the village turn into a town, and the town change over time with each turn of the page!
A similar concept is explored in “A Journey Through Time: Excavating Life on Earth”
ISBN0-7513-6162-3 see pp.12-15 the spread of Chinese city-building in 221B.C. and compare with that of Nara city in Japan … see the next book.
ISBN978-4-09-293012-4 Looks at life in the city and its hinterland
Books in English on medieval towns and life in the middle ages:
ISBN0-750-3788-0 The evils of cities include the rampant spread of contagious or infectious diseases, such as smallpox or the plague
Middle Ages (Hands-on history) ISBN0-439-29642-0
pp. 38-41 Osaka Castle described in detail, with a double-spread drawing as well as the lives of those who built and captured it. ISBN0-340-84401-9
Castle life in Japan
A Samurai Castle by Fiona Macdonald ISBN0-87226-381-9
ISBN0-14-055739-3 Tale contrasting greed and cruelty of the lord of district and kindness of servants illustrates a universal theme of the struggle against oppression and injustice by evil rulers
Tale (at p. 65-70 Barefoot book of Knights) contrasting greed and cruelty of the lord of district and kindness of servants illustrates a universal theme of the struggle against oppression and injustice by evil rulers
ISBN1-895555-54-X. Shows the code of the samurai in action, and teaches that the best kind of battle is one where you don’t need to fight
The exhibition of Tokugawa’s castles, ISBN978-4-924965-91-1
Cities in the modern era and the industrial revolution
Excerpt “From cave to skyscraper” pp. 1-8 from The Art of Construction, plus ideas for hands-on building projects.
The Industrial Revolution ISBN0-516-27036-2
ISBN4-591-05977-4. Focus on civics, law and organization of Japanese society
Teaching references and resources:
ISBN4-7700-2757-5; Edo the city that became Tokyo; Development of the castle keep, daimyo district. Urban growth (p112)
ISBN4-7700-2954-3 at p.59~ Who built the castles and why?