ERIC Number: ED410175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Spring Blossoms, Autumn Moon: Japanese Art for the Classroom. Curriculum Resource Unit. Second Printing.
Loudon, Sarah M.
Nature is a key element in Japanese culture and is central to Japanese aesthetics. This teacher resource packet, which includes an audiotape and 20 color slides with a descriptive script and comprehensive lesson guide, employs the theme of seasons while examining art in Japanese culture. The packet is designed to be used by general classroom teachers of upper elementary students but may be adapted for use with younger and older students. The multidisciplinary unit is organized in 6 sections: (1) "Introduction to the Seasons in Japanese Art"; (2) "Exploring Seasonal Activities and Festivals"; (3) "Pattern and Design in Japanese Textiles"; (4) "Japanese Calligraphy and Poetry"; (5) "Storytelling and Music"; and (6) a resource section. The lessons, given in the five instructional units, focus on a slide image or on provided student handouts and worksheets. Each section includes an introduction to and summary of the lesson, goals, objectives, methods, materials, suggested student activities, evaluation materials, and background information for teachers. Supplementary materials include an audiotape of Japanese music and reproducible diagrams of brushstrokes. The resource section includes further information on the slides, additional resources, and a pronunciation guide. (MM)
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art, Art Activities, Art Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Japanese Culture, Manuscript Writing (Handlettering), Museums, Music, Painting (Visual Arts), Poetry, Story Telling, Teaching Guides, Thematic Approach, Units of Study, Written Language
Seattle Art Museum, Education Department, PO Box 22000, Seattle, WA 98122. ($32.00 + $3.00 S & H).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; General Electric Foundation, Ossining, NY.; William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Authoring Institution: Seattle Art Museum, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Japan