Creating a Mon-Japanese Family Crest
Students gain an understanding of the importance of family continuity in Asian society. In this art lesson plan, students create a personal or family crest using the mon design to create a print block and print a copy of the design on fabric.
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Create Your Own Samurai Military Identity
This banner tells you who I am. Individuals create their own samurai military-style banner as part of a study of Japanese military and cultural history. Complete directions and templates for the banner are included, as is a link to...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Day The Earth Stood Still: Historical and Cultural Context
Watch the Skies! Duck and Cover! Project Blue Book! Film, as a reflection of historical, cultural, and social issues, are the focus of the final lessons in a film unit that uses primary source documents and Robert Wise's 1951 version of...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Medieval Coat of Arms/Heraldry
Students examine the history of Heraldry from medieval times in preparation for reading the novel "Freak the Mighty." They view and discuss examples of shields and discuss the color system and how shields were divided. As a culminating...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Lesson: Reflecting Social Status
More space, in this case, means more status. Kids consider the status assigned to Tlingits via house partition. They discuss a carved piece that shows household space partitioned by status. They then write their own clan stories and draw...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Differing World Views: Human and Animals
Kids challenge their understanding of the world around them and consider the impact man has on the environment and animal life. They examine a Tlingit piece, read two Tlingit stories about man and animals, then participate in a research...
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Create Your Own Samurai (Breastplate) Armor
Your class is going to love this activity. They get out their rulers, cardboard, and paints as they make Samurai breastplates. The simple art lesson lends itself to many different subjects such as, math/measurement, world history, and...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History
Make a Temple Book or Japanese Screen
The piece Mount Fuji and the Beach at Miho is the inspiration for an art-based social studies lesson sure to excite young learners. They first discuss the travelers of the Edo period and the concept of pilgrimage. They then explore the...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts