In Search of Mutual Understanding: A Classroom Approach to Japan
Social Studies Development Center, Indiana University, 1985 - Japan - 92 pages
An activity book is designed to address problems and oversights in classroom coverage of Japan discovered by the Japan/United States Textbook Study Project. Activities which focus on Japanese religion, language, and geography address two important questions: what immediate application does the textbook study have for classroom teachers and how can the work of scholars involved in the project find its way into daily classroom routine? Following an introduction and foreword, material is presented in 15 parts. "Culture Overview" provides a background reading on Japan for teachers. An introductory lesson on Japanese society and culture provides a pretest of student knowledge about Japan. A reading for teachers on Japanese religion is followed by a working outline for a lecture on religion and two student activities: organized vs. folk religion and religion in the modern Japanese family. A teacher reading on the Japanese language is complemented by Japanese language and pictograph activities for students. A geography overview for teachers is followed by four student activities: similarities and differences among the Japanese, a comparison or Japan and other Asian countries, earthquakes in Japan, and a look at facts and myths about Japan. A final section provides guidelines for going beyond this booklet. (LP)
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Introductory Lesson to Japanese Society and Culture
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ACTIVITY Lesson Overview Agriculture Ainu Approach to Japan Asia Asian Asian countries basic beliefs Buddhism Buddhism in Japan Burakumin century changes in Japan Chinese characters Christian Classroom Approach Confucianism Consulate cultural diversity desu discussion diversity in Japan earthquakes in Japan examination example fish foreign geography Grade Level Handout 15 high school Materials hiragana homes Ichiro important influence Japanese language Japanese Pronunciation Guide Junior and senior kanji katakana kotatsu living Minister Ministry Nakamuras nations Native Americans Nichiren non-Japanese O-Bon o-mamori organized religion OVERVIEW READING parents percent pictograph population Prime Minister's Office Prince Shotoku pronounced quake refer religion in Japan rice Richter Scale ROMAJI senior high school Shinto shrine similar simple Japanese words Social Studies Society for Educational sound spiritual STUDENT ACTIVITY Lesson syllable teachers teaching Textbook Study Project Tokyo traditional TYPICAL JAPANESE FAMILY U.S. textbooks ubobc fo United vowel Western worship