Lesson Plan

Japanese Folktales (Asian Odyssey)

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The Cleveland Museum of Art presents this interdisciplinary model unit that asks class members to explore how the same themes are presented in the folktales and art of several cultures.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class groups research the symbols used in various cultures to represent the same motifs and/or themes
Classroom Considerations
  • Although designed for the elementary classroom, the resource is appropriate for all grade levels
  • Artwork referenced in the resource can be accessed by performing a Google search by title
  • The packet contains an extensive list of resources, key ideas and suggestions for enrichment activities 
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