ERIC Number: ED034102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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Teacher's Guide to Japanese Family 1966: The MATCH Box Project; Prototype Edition.
Reich, Binda; Schanck, Susan
The Materials and Activities for Teachers and Children (MATCH Box) project provides for a two-week intensive treatment of a subject on the elementary school level. Each MATCH Box contains materials, equipment and activities that work together to foster the teaching/learning of the particular subject matter. THE JAPENESE FAMILY, 1966, leads the students to learn, via role-playing, the organization of the modern Japanese family and the rights and obligations of each member. The MATCH Box provides for five separate families, each slightly different as to the father's occupation and adherance to tradition. In order to role-play assigned family members the children learn about the family structure, religion, ancestor worship, the changing economic structure, household furnishings, and some contemporary Japanese history. Then they are "tested" by the other families to determine their manners and their understanding of the need to adhere to and honor the standards of the group. It is felt that this approach will help the children feel more sympathy and curiosity towards their Oriental counterparts than would a more general and abstract course of study. (SH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Children's Museum, Boston, MA.