Second graders use maps, stories, non-fiction books and poetry to explore and discuss the history, geography and culture of Japan. They make a kimono bookmark and decorative carp streamer and create origami figures.
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New Year Celebrations in Japan
Students are introduced to the way the Japanese celebrate the new year. Using the internet, they compare and contrast the celebrations in Japan with those in Korea. After being read a story, they complete a worksheet on the series of...
K - 5th Social Studies & History
National Symbols of Japan: Cherry Blossom
Young scholars participate in a series of lessons that focus on the cherry blossom and its part in Japan and United States relations. They use a variety of media resources to gather information. The assessment is oral for lower grades....
K - 3rd Social Studies & History
Comparing Cultures: Hawaii and Japan
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...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Tanabata: Japan's Star Festival
The Star Festival or Tanbata, is a holiday celebrated in Japan every year. People make tanzakus out of paper and hang them on the trees. Pupils will learn about this culturally significant holiday while creating tanzakus of their own....
1st - 5th Social Studies & History