Japanese Kite Stories
First graders explore a traditional Japanese practice of kite making. They create kites and discuss the story their kite represents.
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Asian America: Heritage Experience
Learners of all ages read and discuss books about Asian America. In this Asian-America lesson plan, different books for every age group are listed and various teaching strategies are suggested. Great tips cover virtually every grade level!
K - 12th English Language Arts
Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help learners across the...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
In Perfect Harmony: Teaching the World to Sing
First graders listen to music as the impetus to learn about the concept of Japanese harmony as it is understood in Japanese culture. They use the New Seeker's song, "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing," to compare America and Japan...
1st Visual & Performing Arts
Children in the United States and Japan
Students locate Japan on a map or globe and describe the relative location of Japan. They use the Internet to investigate cultural characteristics of children in the United States and in Japan. They use a Venn Diagram as an...
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History