Students discuss the topography of Japan as it relates to the art and culture of the country with an emphasis on Mt. Fuji. This lesson includes four possible lesson enrichments or extensions.
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The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai
The art of Katsushika Hokusai is so exciting! Get your sixth graders excited about the interesting life and magnificent art of Hokusai while engaging them in a discussion based on critical thinking. Then let them get creative as they...
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Feudal Japan and the Geography of Japan
Students recognize that the feudal times of Japan changed the lives of its people.In this Japanese history and geography lesson, students understand how Japan's geography in the ring of fire and its strong feelings of honor and duty have...
5th 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
Lesson Plan: So Much to See, So Little Time
How do humans and animals impact the environment? What is land division? Youngsters tape off a 12x12 inch square in an outdoor natural space. They sketch everything they see, then compare their drawings as a class. They will then be...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts