The Geography and Contemporary Culture of Japan
Second graders use books, maps, the Internet and class discussion to explore the geography and culture of Japan. They locate Japanese landforms on a map, identify Japanese cultural symbols and complete a variety of Japanese-themed art projects.
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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 students across the...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Arthur's World Neighborhood: Building Global and Cultural Awareness
Kids become global anthropologists as they explore commonalities and differences both in their classroom and expanding across the globe. Throughout several activities, learners conduct partner interviews that culminate in Venn diagrams,...
1st - 4th English Language Arts
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
Comparing Cultures: Hawaii and Japan
Children around the world may have cultural differences, yet it is an important reminder that they also have many similarities! Designed for a class of first-graders in Hawaii, this library research project has learners compare and...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Sort It Out- Native Americans and their Cultures
Second graders explore different Native American cultures. In this Native American culture instructional activity, 2nd graders view pictures of Powhatan, Sioux and Pueblo Indians. Students then sort the pictures into the groups they...
2nd Social Studies & History