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321 resources with the keyterm japan

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Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book...
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Hamlet Meets Chushingura: Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read texts, view film and video and conduct research in an analysis and comparison of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and the Kabuki piece "Chushingura". They focus their analysis on the theme of revenge.
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The Bubble Economy and the Lost Decade

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore Japanese society and national identity. Class members share ideas about the Japanese economy and then investigate a series of resources, including an article, a film, a lecture, and a poem, to learn about Japan's Bubble Economy...
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Act it Out: Dramatizing Asian American Stories

For Teachers K - 12th
Read and act out folktales, fairy tales, or myths from various Asian American cultures with your class. Each group reads a story aloud and then works together to create a short play or skit about the story. Suggestions for stories are...
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Lesson: The Significance of Symbols in Japan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A fabulous Samurai suit of armor is the inspiratoin for a creative reseach project and presentation. Kids research the symbols found on the Samurai armor, describing the symbols meaning or significance in Japanses culture. 
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Developing Writing Skills Through Japanese Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students listen to Japanese folk songs to get inspired to create a writing piece about Japan.  In this writing lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to add information about Japan. 
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What's In a Name?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the relationship between names and certain cultures and locations. In this identity lesson, students create family migration or immigration maps. Young scholars read excerpts from When My Name was Keoko and Lost...
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Tree of Cranes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Conduct a literature study in order to review the sequence of a story with an ELD class. Here, middle schoolers read the story and practice the skill of summary in order to increase reading comprehension and writing skills. Allen Say's...
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Lost Names: Scenes From a Korean Boyhood,

For Teachers 8th - 10th
What a great resource to share! Based on the book Lost Names by Richard Kim, this valuable lesson focuses on the Japanese occupation of Korea during WWII. Additionally, it employs first-person journaling as a mode of understanding themes...
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Writing Exercises: Early Japan I

For Students 7th - 9th
Consider the factors and outcomes of societal changes that occurred during the Japanese Feudal period. Critical thinkers use what they know to answer three short essay questions. This helpful worksheet is a great tool for building...
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Writing Exercises: Early Japan II

For Students 7th - 9th
Did your class just finish reading about Feudal Japan and the Tokugawa Shogunate period? Reinforce their understanding with three essay questions focused on comprehension and critical thinking.
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Coming of Age Readings: Experiences in Korea and by Asians in America

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Bring multi-cultural experiences and literature into your language arts class with this lesson. Here, young readers explore the points of view of first and second-generation Asian immigrants with a list of various fiction and nonfiction...
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The Geography of Japan

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A comprehensive look at Japan and its characteristics will engage and inform the viewer about one of the most prominent powers in the world today. The demographics, topography, and climate of Japan are covered in these slides with maps,...
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WWII - Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"...December 7, 1941-a day that will live in infamy." After Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States jumped full force into World War II, declaring war on Japan.
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Creating and Presenting Haiku With Kid Pix

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research the history and characteristics of haiku poetry using books and the Internet. They use Kid Pix to create and present original haiku.
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Mapping Japan

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners research the islands of Japan to investigate their location in the world and the islands' characteristics. They comprehend map making and topography. Studnets construct a scale-model map of the Japanese islands and surrounding...
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Japanese Rimpa Painting

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine the life and work of Sakai Hoitsu. Using the Internet, they discover how he made his paintings using a special technique. Individually, they make their own painting using the same style and use watercolors to complete...
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Japanese Crane Fable

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students read a famous Japanese fable and discuss why the main character plucked its own feathers. Using construction paper, they cut them into feather shapes and color them using colored pencils. To end the activity, they attach them to...
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Japan Quiz 1

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Japan quiz 1 worksheet, students answer 10 trivia-style questions about Japan, not interactively, then scroll down to check their answers.
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Comparing Cultures: Hawaii and Japan

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Children around the world may have cultural differences, yet it is an important reminder that they also have many similarities! Designed for a class of first-graders in Hawaii, this library research project has learners compare and...
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Japanese Geography

For Teachers 7th - 9th
How much influence does geography play on Japanese lifestyle? By considering Japan's size, location, natural disasters, and agriculture, learners will be able to better understand how cultures can be shaped by their environment. 
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The World of Haiku

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete a study of Japanese culture through haiku. They read and interpret haiku poetry and write haiku of their own.
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Asia Powerpoint

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The first half of this presentation discusses three main Asian empires from 1200 - 1605 (Mongol, Ottoman, Mughal) and their attributes. The slides then progress into Chinese and Japanese cultures, religions, and inventions. This...
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Shintoism

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Take a trip to Japan in this bright and vivid presentation that displays the philosophies  and traditions of Shintoism. Pictures of temples, shrines, and theater productions will enthrall your class and bring their study of world...