Japanese And American Schools
Young scholars list preconceived notions about Japanese schools. They compare the similarities and differences between Japanese and American schools. They examine photographs and discuss further differences and similarities.
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Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding.
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil Rights in America
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K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Japanese-Americans at Granada During World War II
Young historians develop an understanding of the plight of Japanese Americans who were imprisoned against their will during World War II. They read first-hand accounts of some of the prisoners, view images of the Amache Center Camp in...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Letters from the Japanese American Internment: Traveling Through Time
This describes the objectives, background, technology, and several other elements of a lesson plan. However, it omits the procedures. The list of classroom resources would be useful to a teacher planning a unit around the Japanese...
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History
Famous Person: Yushiko Uchida
Third, fourth, and fifth graders read the book The Bracelet by Yushiko Uchida and examine the events of Uchida's life. They participate in a guided discussion of Japanese culture, perform a reader's theater, listen to a guest speaker,...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Dear Miss Breed
This compelling plan based on the letters in the book Dear Miss Breed engages readers in learning what it was like for Japanese Americans following the attacks at Pearl Harbor. After reading the letters, young scholars will partake in...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Prisoner in One's Own Home
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6th - 12th English Language Arts