Passport to Japan
Students explore the country of Japan. They research Japan and use written language to persuade people to visit Japan. Students produce a travel brochure on the country of Japan.
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Teaching Justice: Schooling and the Four Waves of U.S. Immigration
U.S. immigration is the focus of a unit on social justice. Over the course of a school year, young historians read a variety of texts to learn about four waves of immigration that have occurred over time in the U.S. An emphasis on...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
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
Traveling on the Sea of Gold: An Adventure in Japan Through Literature
Young scholars explore the geography and culture of Japan through the story "Sea of Gold" by Yoshiko Uchida. They draw a travel poster of Japan, label a map of Japan, use chopsticks to eat Cheerios, read and discuss various books about...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Scavenger Hunt for Coins of the World--New Zealand, Japan and France!
Students explore the history, culture and currency of the countries they "visit" using the US Mint Coins of the World activity. Students find the answers to a Scavenger Hunt Questions handout for the country being studied. Students...
3rd - 7th Math