Students students practice using chopsticks and play a game to improve skills. They discuss what they experience.
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You Eat With What? - Compare/Contrast Writing
Students compare eating habits from Japan and America. In this multicultural instructional activity, students watch videos showing how the people in Japan eat. They practice eating snacks with a fork and with chopsticks.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Disposables and Deforestation
Ever think about the impact those cool disposable chopsticks have on the environment? Read about a group of students in Beijing who created a forest using nothing but tossed out chopsticks. Find out how this artistic endeavor is making a...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Traveling on the Sea of Gold: An Adventure in Japan Through Literature
Students 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 Japan,...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
The Fastest Pig in the West in the Classroom: Chopstick Tax
Learners explore Chinese culture by reading a story with their class. In this Chinese economics lesson, students read a chapter from the story The Fastest Pig in the West and define the chopstick tax that was enacted in China. Learners...
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
The Fastest Pig in the West in the Classroom: Stereotypes
Students explore Chinese culture by reading a story with their class. In this cultural stereotypes lesson, students discuss the main character of the story The Fastest Pig in the West and the relationship he has with his parents....
4th - 8th Social Studies & History