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by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool resources about Japan

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Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? You'll find it in Time4Learning's PreK-12 grade online homeschool curriculum.

Global Trek - Japan  (M)
Learn about and meet the people of Japan. Learn about myths from Japan. Grades 4-8.

About Japan: A Teacher's Resource  (T)
This site provides educators and specialists in Japan Studies a space for sharing, discussing and developing teaching ideas and resources about Japan, especially as they relate to K-12 classrooms. The site features thought-provoking essays; classroom-ready lesson plans; an area for asking and answering questions; resources including historical documents, maps and images; and member profiles.

Japan - Elementary-level Resources  (Y)
From Asia for Educators

Mr. Donn's Ancient and Modern Japan  (Y,M,O,T)
Lesson Plans for Teachers, interactive activities for kids, and resources for everyone.

WannaLearn.com - Japanese  (Y,M,O)

Kids' literature featuring Japan  (Y,M,O,T)
Kids already know a little about Japan if they like Japanese comics or buy Hello Kitty. Japan may seem very modern, but it has a long history of tradition, deeply embedded in everyday life.

Haiku and Beyond  (Y)
A Study of Japanese Literature - by Denver Public Schools. Grade 4

Time Warp Trio Topical Lesson Plans  (Y)
Time Warp Trio is an American animated television series, based on the children's book series written by Jon Scieszka. This site offers lesson plans designed to enhance studies is history and humanities. Scroll down the page for topic to a PDF lesson plan. Book suggestions and activities can be completed without watching the TV show.

Japan - Literature Lesson Plans  (Y,M)
From ProTeacher.com

Japan - Images of a People  (M)
From the Smithsonian Center for Museum and Educational Studies

Japan, Japanese Lesson Plans  (Y,M,O,T)
From Teachnology

Japanese Children's Festivals  (Y,M)
Information on Girls'Day March 3rd, Children's Day May 5th and 7-5-3 Festival November 11th.

Children's Day  (Y,M)
From Japan Guide.com

Kids Web Japan  (M)
Kids Web Japan is a site that introduces Japan to schoolchildren aged between 10 and 14 who live in other countries.

Zoom School's Japan  (Y)
Click on the links in the illustration to visit topical areas including haiku, animals, crafts, a map, and language resources

Hiragana Culture Lessons  (Y,M,O,T)
Learn the Hiragana and Japanese culture at the same time with this about.com resource.

Japanese culture lessons  (T)
a large selection of lessons on popular culture in Japan

Cool Japan  (T)
From the Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)

Japan  (Y)
from Enchanted Learning, this site has many of the same resources as their Zoom School plus a few more

Origami KinderCrafts  (Y)
several simple origami patterns for elementary students

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