Informational (nonfiction), 535 words, Level M (Grade 2), Nonfiction Series, Lexile 610L
The imperial Palace lies in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. Constructed on the original grounds of a shogun's castle, the final palace was completed in 1888. The palace features a blend of both Eastern and European architectural and design styles. It is a site of great historical, cultural and artistic significance for Japan. Students will learn about the palace's history dating back to the Edo period. They will also learn about the palace's construction, as well as its famous public gardens and parks.
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