ERIC Number: ED235111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Geiger, Rita; And Others
The document offers practical and motivating techniques for studying Japan. Dedicated to promoting global awareness, separate sections discuss Japan's geography, history, culture, education, government, economics, energy, transportation, and communication. Each section presents a topical overview; suggested classroom activities; and easily reproducible maps, worksheets, games, and illustrations. The section on geography focuses on the development of map skills through experiences with location, climate, topography, time zones, and points of interest. The section on history examines Japan's major historical periods, national symbols, and important people. The largest section focuses on culture and includes facts about sports and games, dress, housing, ideographs, the tea ceremony, flower arranging, living treasures, Japanese gardens, paper folding, forms of drama, writing poetry, diet, art, festivals and holidays, tango-no-sekku (kite making), woodblock printing, and Japanese words and phrases. The section on education compares the organization and standards of schools in Japan to those in Oklahoma. In the section on government, the structure of the Japanese government and the symbols which represent Japan are presented. The final section looks at Japanese exports and imports, modes of transportation, Japanese and American currency, pollution problems, and facts about a typical middle class Japanese household. In addition, the document presents a seven-item annotated bibliography and a listing of over 75 selected supplementary films and materials. (LH)
Descriptors: Asian History, Asian Studies, Climate, Communications, Comparative Education, Cultural Background, Economic Development, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Geographic Regions, Government (Administrative Body), Japanese Culture, Learning Activities, Non Western Civilization, Recreational Facilities, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods, Transportation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers: Ideographs; Japan; Japanese Art; Japanese Studies
Note: Some small print throughout document.