Art of Japan - Textiles - Kimonos
Students examine and discuss the role of the Kimono in Japanese culture. They create Kimono Paper Weavings, Kimono Scratch Art, and Kimono Clay Sculptures.
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Students explore world cultures by reading a book in class. In this origami lesson, students read the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and identify the Japanese culture of creating origami art. Students define vocabulary terms...
1st - 5th English Language Arts
Telling Tales with Kamishibai
Kamishibai (paper drama), is a Japanese form of storytelling that uses emakimono (paper picture scrolls), to relay a moral lesson. As part of a series of resources that examine Japanese art and artists, learners watch a video retelling...
K - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
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...
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Create Your Own Kimono Doll Finger Puppet
Here is a really cute activity that could easily supplement any lesson on Japanese culture or literature. Included are the instructions for making a kimono finger puppet. The activity idea includes cultural reference links on the bottom...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts