ERIC Number: ED418028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Symbolism in Japanese Language and Culture: Activities for the Elementary Classroom. Grades--Upper Elementary.
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
This book aims to expose students of grades 4-6 to the language and culture of Japan. The unifying theme of all of the lessons is symbolism in Japanese language and culture. Lessons can be used as a unit or in sections and specific lessons can be presented in isolation. Each day's materials and format are described in detail with specific objectives noted with the procedure for conducting the lessons. No prior knowledge of Japanese language or culture is required of either the teacher or students to use these materials. A pronunciation guide is part of the introduction to the unit. The 13 lessons include: (1) "Japan Bingo"; (2) "Japanese Names"; (3) "Greetings"; (4) "Artifacts"; (5) "Fukuwarai - The Smiling Goddess Game"; (6) "Kanji: Origins of Communication"; (7) "Discovering Authentic Characters"; (8) "Getting Around Tokyo"; (9) "Japanese Geography and Global Perspective"; (10) "Demystifying 'Sumo'"; (11) "Rice in Japanese Culture"; (12) "Folktales--'The Monkey and the Pheasant'"; and (13) "Japanese Radio Exercises." (Contains 35 references.) (EH)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Japanese, Japanese Culture, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Symbolism
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Institute for International Studies (IIS), Littlefield Center, Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013, toll-free phone: 800-578-1114.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Japan