ERIC Number: ED433296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
U.S.-Japan Relations: The View from Both Sides of the Pacific. Part II, The Media in U.S.-Japan Relations: A Look at Stereotypes.
Mukai, Gary; Fiore, Rozanna; Leicester, Elizabeth; Mori, Brent
This curriculum unit is the second part of a three-part series. This unit focuses on helping students to distinguish fact from opinion, identify point of view and objectivity, understand bias, and recognize multiple perspectives in the media. Using historical and contemporary images and themes seen in U.S. and Japanese media, students become aware of how the media sometimes creates and perpetuates stereotypes and shapes opinion in its dissemination of information. A goal of this unit is to stimulate students to question their sources of information regularly so that they may form and articulate their own opinions. Provided is a rationale and introduction to the lessons, along with unit goals, materials, time required, suggested sequence of activities, small group roles, grade levels, subjects, equipment needed, icons, and references. Lessons included in the unit are: (1) "Images of the United States in Japan"; (2) "Stereotypes of Blacks in Japan"; (3) "Images of Japan in the United States"; (4) "Japan in Hollywood"; and (5) "Analyzing the Media." Handouts and primary source documents have been provided with each lesson to present students with a range of perspectives on the topic being studied. (LB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Bias, Cultural Images, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Mass Media Role, Non Western Civilization, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Stereotypes
Japan Project, Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education, Institute for International Studies, Littlefield Center Room 14, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5013; Tel: 800-578-1114 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Consulate of Japan, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States