Japan, Japanese Lesson Plans

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  1. Asia Rising- Following devastating wars, Japan and Korea slowly begin to reconstruct their economies. By keeping tight control of economic growth and tailoring that growth to cultural values, both governments orchestrate phenomenal rises to economic success.
  2. Attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki- Students hear a story about the atomic bombing of Japan and write an editorial about the event from the perspective of either a Japanese or an American.
  3. Do You Haiku? We Do!- Have you ever used Math to write poetry? Try your hand at it by writing Haiku, a form of Japanese poetry.
  4. Rice (Gohan) Observations- The student estimates, observes, and records observations of rice (known as 'gohan' in Japan) in two experiments and communicates the results.
  5. Japanese Vocabulary Lists- These resources are super helpful when teaching students Japanese vocabulary words. You will also find information about the language proficiency test and an active dictionary.
  6. The Wizard of Oz Visits Japan- Explain that real interest rates equal the nominal rate of interest minus the expected rate of inflation.
  7. Traveling to Japan: Which Way Do We Go?- Students determine Which Way Do We Go? and explore various methods for measuring the distance between Florida and Japan.
  8. Where Is Japan? How Far Is That?- Students use literature and hands-on activities with maps and globes to understand distance and tools used to measure distance.
  9. Where Is Japan? How Are We Alike and Different?- Students use literature, maps, and globes to understand how physical environments in various parts of the world are similar to and different from one's own, and that certain areas have common characteristics and can be called regions.
  10. Where Is Japan? What Direction Is It?- Students use literature and manipulatives to understand that maps and globes represent real places, the cardinal directions, and the hemispheres. Selected countries will be located on a map and globe. This lesson plan is for three days of instruction.