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406 resources with the concept japan

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WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Japan and the Atom Bomb

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Though the scientists who developed the atom bomb did not believe it should be used to end World War II, American President Harry S. Truman and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were of like mind in their decision to drop the bomb...
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WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Iwo Jima

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Of the images that have permeated history to define American courage, perseverance, and patriotism, the 1945 photograph of United States Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima is one of the most well known. After researching the pivotal...
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WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Pearl Harbor

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Though December 7th, 1941 was a day "which would live in infamy," World War II had provided many infamous days, events, battles, and atrocities in the years before. So why were American forces so surprised when Japan attacked Pearl...
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Geography Now! Japan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Japan is home to the world's largest city, Tokyo, but its use of the natural landscape is also remarkable. The Japanese have harnessed their seismically active area to enjoy hot springs, and the country is home to a plethora of wildlife....
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Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash Course World History 227

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When your class thinks of medieval history, they probably think of European castles and knights. But they may not know that the Heian period in Japan, which coincided with the Middle Ages in Europe, saw a significant development in...
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Special Friends: Challenge Activities (Theme 9)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Special Friends is the theme of a unit comprised of challenge activities for those who have already mastered the skills in the Houghton Mifflin unit Special Friends. Extended learning opportunities include writing an activity book, a...
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Experience Chanoyu: A Japanese Tea Gathering

For Teachers 6th - 12th
As part of the study of Japanese cultural history, introduce your class members to Chanoyu, the Way of Tea. After a discussion of the history and key elements of Chanoyu, class groups perform the ceremony.
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Ukiyoe

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
What is Ukiyo-e? It is a type of art originated in Japan. Watch this video to learn more about this beautiful art form.
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Intro to Japanese Religion

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Shinto and Buddhism are two Japanese religions introduced in this short video. Author, Rushton Hurley, describes the differences between the two religions with fantastic visuals.
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How a Tsunami Forms

For Teachers 6th - 9th
This kid knows his stuff. A middle schooler explains the five-step process that occurs as a tsunami forms. He relates his tsunami research to the events that occurred in Japan in 2011. The question he poses can be discussed by you class....
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Origins of World War I, Part 1/2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Watch Germany's rise to power and the struggle that ignited between the world powers in Europe. Stills, maps, and political cartoons are provided to help build context for the pre-war era. This is video two of two.
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WWII - Japan Invades China

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In 1937, Japan invaded China, wreaking havoc by raping thousands of Chinese women and burying innocent civilians alive. Watch disturbing footage of Japan's destructive army, and learn about the mutually beneficial relationship Hitler and...
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The Bubble Economy and the Lost Decade

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore Japanese society and national identity. Class members share ideas about the Japanese economy and then investigate a series of resources, including an article, a film, a lecture, and a poem, to learn about Japan's Bubble Economy...
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Tea Gathering Quick-Write

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Japanese tea gatherings are the inspiration for a great lesson. Learners are provided with an image of a tea caddy made for thick tea and asked to describe what they notice and what that might mean. This leads into a larger lesson about...
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Act it Out: Dramatizing Asian American Stories

For Teachers K - 12th
Read and act out folktales, fairy tales, or myths from various Asian American cultures with your class. Each group reads a story aloud and then works together to create a short play or skit about the story. Suggestions for stories are...
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Lesson: The Significance of Symbols in Japan

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A fabulous Samurai suit of armor is the inspiratoin for a creative reseach project and presentation. Kids research the symbols found on the Samurai armor, describing the symbols meaning or significance in Japanses culture. 
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Developing Writing Skills Through Japanese Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars listen to Japanese folk songs to get inspired to create a writing piece about Japan.  In this writing instructional activity, students use primary and secondary sources to add information about Japan. 
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Modernization in Japan

For Students 7th - 10th
In this chronological history worksheet, students examine a timeline featuring information about the modernization of Japan and then respond to 10 short answer questions about the information.
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What's In a Name?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the relationship between names and certain cultures and locations. In this identity lesson, students create family migration or immigration maps. Students read excerpts from When My Name was Keoko and Lost Names: Scenes...
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Carp Streamer

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students use the internet to research Children's Day in Japan. In groups, they examine the symbols on the streamers placed outside of families homes. To end the lesson, they design their own carp streamers and hang it from the classroom...
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Lesson: Creating With A Purpose

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Discovering the creative process can be done through critical analysis. Upper graders examine a hand -carved Shinto Deity, discussing purpose, technique, and artistic expression. They then read a poem about the creative process. and...
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Japanese Festivals and Holidays

For Teachers 3rd - 11th
Bring the excitement and beauty of Japanese festivals into your classroom. Kids with special needs create calendars that reflect special festivals and holidays common to Japanese culture. They start the project by creating a list of...
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Oh, What A Day

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars listen as the teacher reads A Country Far Away. They predict what they will do and what they think their partner student will be doing. Students create a KWL chart for Japan. They collect information about their activities...
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Feudal Japan Trivia Cards

For Students 7th - 8th
Zen Buddhism, the Tokugawa, bunraku, and centralized feudalism; sounds like it's time to study up on feudal Japan. Here are 10 cards. Each card contains a definition of a Japanese concept, cultural activity, or aspect of the feudal era....