This is something I created a few years back when I was teaching Middle School History, but recently I have got a lot of request from teachers to get a copy, so I dug it up and have since published it freely to iTunes (I will try and find the time to do this to the many, many, books I made when I was teaching secondary school). …or from the blurb:
This interactive, media rich, Multi-Touch book explores many aspects of Japanese Art History. Upon reading and engaging in this book you will learn a lot about much of this, and will build up you knowledge to complete the included (and choice of) Major Project (full success rubric included for students and teachers) Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper, ukiyo-e woodblock prints, kirie, kirigami, origami, dance, theatre and more recently manga and video games; these becoming so popular they have created their own subculture, Otaku (おたく/オタク) Japanese art has a long history, ranging from the beginnings of human habitation in Japan, sometime in the tenth millennium BC, to the present. In this project you will choose to focus on one aspect of Japanese art and use this to tell a story from The way of life in shogunate Japan.
Though I have changed a lot in the way I create and design digital textbooks and online courses, I feel it is still a great example of the medium and how some good content design can go along way to having and engaging, interactive resource for students. You can download it from iTunes here