ERIC Number: ED219978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Around the World: Japan. An Exploratory Unit for Middle School Students.
Galloway, Vicki; And Others
One of the units developed as part of the "Around the World" exploratory language program in South Carolina, this unit on Japan aims to develop in students an awareness of Japanese culture through experiential language and cultural activities. The guide has the following components: (1) a list of general and special interest books, and films; (2) suggestions on room decor, which include brief discussions of and instructions on setting up displays of Japanese signs and symbols; (3) the language section, which includes guidelines for the teacher on Japanese pronunciation and structure, and the script of the dialogue and structure videotape; (4) historical and cultural information on Japan in the form of an introductory essay and suggested activities; (5) a detailed activity sheet on writing Japanese; (6) traditional and popular games in Japan; (7) Japanese crafts with activities on flower arranging, tray landscapes, and origami or the art of paper-folding; (8) an introduction to Japanese cooking; (9) discussion of Japanese music and the Japanese national anthem; and (10) five cultural component activities on the "Kamishibaya Man," the tea ceremony, Haiku, gestures and emotion, and money and hard work. (AMH)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Audiolingual Methods, Cognitive Objectives, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Dialogs (Language), Educational Resources, Experiential Learning, Folk Culture, Global Approach, Humanistic Education, Instructional Materials, Japanese, Legends, Middle Schools, Music, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Div. of Instruction.
Identifiers - Location: Japan