ERIC Number: ED429023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Tora no Maki III. Lessons for Teaching about Contemporary Japan.
National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
The elements of Japan, including history, geography, economics, civics, and cultural studies, are in this collection of original lesson plans. The lessons are meant to provide original content about Japan to augment and supplement an existing unit of study and evoke a spirit of inquiry and introspection. The 24 lessons are as follows: (1) "Family Traditions and Practices in Modern Japan" (Mirian Acosta-Sing); (2) "It's Part of Being Japanese" (Sue Baines); (3) "The Hiroshima Greeting Campaign" (Mariam Baradar); (4) "The Use of 'Mizuhiki'" (Kristi L. Berndt); (5) "Signs and Symbols of Peace" (Margaret Calder); (6) "Japanese and American Families: A Comparative Study" (Mary E. Connor); (7) "Child Development and Education: Whose Responsibility?" (Jana S. Eaton); (8) "Japanese Consumerism: Consistencies, Changes, Challenges" (Sherry L. Field); (9) "The Japanese Cherry Tree: Global Roots and Local Blossoms" (Lisa Garrison); (10) "The Tale of Two Roadways" (Craig Hinshaw); (11) "How Powerful Is a Nuclear Bomb?" (Elaine Hood); (12) "Comparative Feudalism: Castles, Warriors and Shields of Europe and Japan" (Kurt Jacobs); (13) "Realizing Japan's Potential through Its Manufacturing Sector" (Judith Mackenzie Jesser); (14) "Technology and Change in Japanese Agriculture" (Perry Johnson); (15) "'Tokonoma': Beautiful Japanese Alcoves" (Cynthia Kintsler); (16) "Technology in Japan--Old and New" (Linda D. Labbo); (17) "Department Stores in Japan and the United States: A Comparative Study" (Linda K. Menton); (18) "'Tsunami': Waves of Devastation in Japan" (Donna Merlau); (19) "Textbooks and Censorship" (Julia Morris); (20) "'Manga' and More 'Manga'" (Leonard F. Nagler); (21) "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet Train" (Donna Nesbitt); (22) "The Grey Revolution: New Wrinkles in a Silver Society" (Mary G. Oppegard); (23) "Japan: A Key Player in the Global Petroleum Game" (Maureen Whalen Spaight); and (24) "What Is a Good Citizen?" (Susan Russell Toohey). (BT)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Japanese Culture, Social Studies, Technology Integration
National Council for the Social Studies, P.O. Box 2067, Waldorf, MD 20604-2067; Tel: 800-683-0812 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Japan