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Discovering the creative process can be done through critical analysis. Upper graders examine a hand -carved Shinto Deity, discussing purpose, technique, and artistic expression. They then read a poem about the creative process. and write a similar poem, which they share with the class.
Students research the different groups in Feudal Japan. In this Japanese people lesson, students are broken into different groups representing the different roles in Japan. They research their group and have a "tea party" in which they interact with their classmates and find information about the other groups.
After reading the two informational passages, pupils will compare and contrast. They will create a Venn Diagram showing the differences and similarities between the Shinto Creation Myth and the Creation Myth found in the Christian Bible. There are so many myths to compare and contrast, this is only the beginning.
Students investigate how religions are created. They identify the basic history, beliefs, and practices of Confucianism, Sikhism, Shinto, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Students are to prepare a poster of their religions similarities/differences. They write a research paper on their chosen religion.