The Japanese Garden
High schoolers use the internet to gather information on the Japanese Gardens. They discuss topics with a horticulturist and build a replica of the gardens at their school. They work together to identify different types of plants.
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The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Venn Diagram of Creation Myths
After reading the two informational passages, pupils will compare and contrast. They will create a Venn Diagram showing the differences and similarities between the Shinto Creation Myth and the Creation Myth found in the Christian Bible....
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Who Was More American: Japanese-Americans Who Dissented Against Internment or Those that Supported the War Effort?
Was the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II constitutional? Who was more American: Japanese-Americans who dissented against the internment or those who supported the war effort? Class members do a close reading of...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel
Jamie Ford’s historical novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, explores the relationship between a young Chinese American boy and a Japanese American girl set against the backdrop of Seattle during World War II. The teaching...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
To Serve or Not to Serve : Japanese-Americans in the American Military During World War II
"To serve or not to serve?" That is the question facing participants in a debate about whether Japanese-Americans should have been required or allowed, to serve in the military during World War II. Beautifully crafted, the packet...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Japanese Poetry: Tanka? You're Welcome!
Students analyze Japanese tanka poetry. In this Japanese poetry lesson, students identify analyze the structure of tanka poetry. Students complete the activities at the given links for the lesson and compose two tanka poems.
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Nature and the Environment in Postwar Japan
Japan has a complex relationship with the environment. Explore this relationship with your class through this resource. Included are thought questions, several activity ideas that range from writing, to discussion, to research, and an...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed