This Comparing Cultures: Hawaii and Japan lesson plan also includes:
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 contrast their culture with that of children in Japan. Using various types of sources, they create Venn Diagrams, identifying at least one difference and one similarity. Consider making the Venn Diagram a whole-class display. Learners practice citing sources, also.