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 instructional activity, students read the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and identify the Japanese culture of creating origami art. Students define...
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