ERIC Number: ED332926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Omiyage. 1990 Revised Edition.
Turkovich, Marilyn; And Others
A workbook for learning about Japan, its people, and its culture through a broad exploration of the Japanese language is presented. The aim of the book is not to teach the student to speak Japanese; language is used primarily as a vehicle for teaching about Japanese culture. The book is divided into six chapters: (1) A world of words: imports and exports; (2) Breaking the code: Japanese reading and writing; (3) It's a matter of meaning: Japanese manners; (4) Kotowaza (proverbs and sayings); (5) Food for thought: the nature of food; and (6) Oasobi (games and songs). Each chapter has background information and activities. In addition, there are some extra sections included in each chapter: tape listening, historical notes, cultural notes, and updates. The workbook can be used independently, in small groups, or with an entire class. It can be made available in a learning center in its entirety or it can be disassembled and parts of it used to supplement a program of study on Japan or the Japanese language. (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Japanese, Japanese Culture, Learning Activities, Social Studies
World Eagle, Inc., 64 Washburn Avenue, Wellesley, MA 02181.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Japan; Japanese People