Take a look in the Christopher Brennan Library for books that will supplement your learning and understanding of Warriors - The Vikings and Shoguns.
A CLOSED RESERVE has been arranged on a trolley in the library to support students in the completion of this assessment task.
Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616) One of the most significant figures in Japanese history, Ieyasu was a warrior, statesman and founder of the Tokugawa dynasty of shoguns. Select the image to find out more.
This libguide will support the Year 7 History unit on Warriors, specifically the Assessment Task on Vikings.
VIKING WAY OF LIFE
In contemporary society most take the view that Vikings were bloodthirsty warriors that raided and pillaged wherever they went. However is this true? Do we have a complete picture of this time and these people?
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga This is an online exhibition rich in historical information, animations and source material about the Vikings in general and their westward expansion in particular.
BBC History: Vikings The story of the Vikings in Britain is one of conquest, expulsion, extortion and reconquest. Their lasting legacy was the formation of the independent kingdoms of England and Scotland.
BBC Learning: Viking Home Life Starting in York, once the Viking city of Jorvik, Neil Oliver sets out to discover more about Viking home life, challenging the myth that they were simply marauding and ruthless warriors in horned helmets.
BBC History: Viking Religion We like to think of the Vikings as pagan plunderers. But, as Gareth Williams explains, they were quick to adopt Christianity at home and in the lands they conquered.
History Channel: Viking Videos This weblink provides embedded videos on Vikings by the History Channel.
Jorvik Viking Centre: Who Were the Vikings This weblink is to a guide from the Viking Centre in the old Viking town of Jorvik (York). Follow the links to information on weapons, foreign trade, and viking ships and seafaring.
Viking Longhouse Found in Iceland's Reykjavik This article on the Archaeology News Network reports on the discovery of a Viking Longhouse.
WAR AND WEAPONRY
Viking Weapons and Warfare This weblink by the BBC covers information on ships, forts and forays, offensive weapons, defence and battles and tactics.
Viking Weapons and Armour This weblink by History on the Net covers information swords, axes and spears and defensivve weapons.
Viking Weapons This weblink by the National Museum of Denmark covers information on swords, helmets, berserkers, shields, axes and combat tactics.
A Viking Feast This weblink by History on the Net covers a brief overview of Viking feasts.
Viking Food This weblink by the National Museum of Denmark covers information on Viking food.
SHOGUN WAY OF LIFE
Medieval Japanese society was characterised by frequent warfare between rival Samurai warriors and a sophisticated social structure, similar to Medieval England. During this time, the Samurai were the most powerful social class and continued to dominate for over 200 years.
Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire For almost three hundred years Japan's shoguns maintained domestic peace while they isolated the country from Western influence.
Samurai and Bushido This weblink from the History Channel provides links to articles, videos, speeches and pictures from the Heian period (794-1185) to the end of the Feudal system in Japan.
History Channel: Tokugawa Period and Meiji Restoration videos This weblink provides embedded videos on the Tokugawa period (1603-1868) and the Meiji Restoration (1868) by the History Channel.
Britannica: Shogunate This entry by Britannica school details the period of the shogunate.
Feudal Japan - 1185CE to 1868CE This weblink outlines life in Japan once it was no longer ruled by an Emperor.
The Four-Tiered Class System in Feudal Japan This is a good resource outlining the different roles of people in Feudal Japan. Follow the links on the right to explore further information.
Japan's Shoguns Keep Everyone in their Place This weblink by ABC Education includes a video detailing the social classes in shogunate Japan.
Warrior Heroes is a book series by Benjamin Hulme-Cross that includes the books The Viking's Revenge and The Samurai's Assassin. These books are located in the fiction collection under the call number FANTASY HULME-CROSS.
The book series Samurai Kids by Sandy Fussell are fast-paced, action-filled tales that draw on true details of feudal Japan. These books are located in the fiction collection under the call number ADVENTURE FUSSELL.
GENERAL FRENCH ADVENTURE BLAKE FANTASY INFINITY FANTASY FARMER FANTASY CIDDOR