This resource has been developed to support the Australian Curriculum: History Depth Study ‘The Asia–Pacific world’ for Year 8 students. It has specific reference to four content descriptions in Japan under the Shoguns (c.794–1867):

  • The way of life in shogunate Japan, including social, cultural, economic and political features (including the feudal system and the increasing power of the shogun) (ACDSEH012)
  • The role of the Tokugawa Shogunate in reimposing a feudal system (based on daimyo and samurai) and the increasing control of the Shogun over foreign trade (ACDSEH063)
  • The use of environmental resources in shogunate Japan and the forestry and land use policies of the Tokugawa Shogunate (ACDSEH064)
  • Theories about the decline of the shogunate, including modernisation and westernisation, through the adoption of western arms and technology (ACDSEH065)