Kites of Japan
Students perform research into the designs of Japanese kites in order to appreciate them for their aerodynamic designs. The appreciation builds student interest in order to produce their own similar designs.
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Japanese Festivals and Holidays
Bring the excitement and beauty of Japanese festivals into your classroom. Kids with special needs create calendars that reflect special festivals and holidays common to Japanese culture. They start the project by creating a list of...
3rd - 11th Special Education & Programs
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
Students read about Japan, match vocabulary with definitions about Japan, eat food, make Carp Kites, and more having to do with Japan. In this Japan lesson plan, students also make origami and answer short answer questions.
4th - 10th Social Studies & History
Beauty Behind Barbed Wire
Students investigate the issue of racism against the Japanese during the start of World War II. They use the artwork of Estelle Ishigo to create context for the activity and see how it provides a look into the life she experienced while...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Photographs as History
Imagine being a war photographer embedded in World War I. How do you see your role? How might your photos influence that study of the war? Of history? Class members select a photograph, adopt the perspective of the photographer, and...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable