ERIC Number: ED422211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Japan: Images of a People.
Smigielski, Alan; Casey, Douglas, Ed.
Art to Zoo: Teaching with the Power of Objects, Jan-Feb 1997
This issue of "Art to Zoo" focuses on Japanese art and is adapted from materials developed by the education department of the Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. After learning how to look at paintings, students make paper screens that resemble Japanese screens. Background essays about Japan place the art lessons within a larger social studies unit on Japan. Sections of the lesson plan include: (1) "Geography of Japan"; (2) "Looking for Clues: Paintings as Information Sources"; and (3) "Japanese Screens." Worksheets, take-home pages, and a resources list conclude the unit. Lessons are designed for grades 4-9 and address art, geography, and social studies. (EH)
Descriptors: Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Japanese Culture, Multicultural Education, Museums, Non Western Civilization, Social Studies, World History
Smithsonian Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Arts and Industries Building 1163, MRC 402, Washington, DC 20560; (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Brother International Corp., Somerset, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Identifiers - Location: Japan