ERIC Number: ED400998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Ideas for Teaching about Japan in Preschools.
This curriculum unit consists of a series of lesson plans focused on Japan for preschool students ages 3 to 5 years. The unit has five themes: (1) geography; (2) language; (3) people and clothing; (4) customs; and (5) food. Each theme has from four to eight activity lessons which address different developmental domains, including language, social skills, and gross and fine motor coordination. The lessons are designed to be completed with an entire preschool class or in separate activity centers. Activities are non-sequential so that several activities can be offered simultaneously at different centers. Each theme begins with an activity entitled, "Thinking and Talking." This activity orients the children to the subject matter of the theme. All activities include a set of objectives, materials list, approximate activity time, procedures, and evaluation. A kimono pattern and a picture of a sumo wrestler are appended. Contains 19 references. (KDFB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. International Center for the Study of Education Policy and Human Values.
Identifiers - Location: Japan