About Japan: A Teacher's Resource
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thought-provoking essays; classroom-ready lesson plans; an area for asking and answering questions; resources including historical documents, maps and images; and member profiles.
Mr. Donn's Ancient and Modern Japan
Lesson Plans for Teachers, interactive activities for kids, and resources for everyone.
Kids' literature featuring Japan
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.
Time Warp Trio Topical Lesson Plans
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 - Images of a People
From the Smithsonian Center for Museum and Educational Studies
Japan, Japanese Lesson Plans
Japanese Children's Festivals
Information on Girls' Day March 3rd, Children's Day May 5th, and 7-5-3 Festival November 11th.
From Japan Guide.com
Kids Web Japan
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
Click on the links in the illustration to visit topical areas including haiku, animals, crafts, a map, and language resources
Hiragana Culture Lessons
Learn the Hiragana and Japanese culture at the same time with this about.com resource.
Japanese culture lessons
a large selection of lessons on popular culture in Japan
From the Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)
from Enchanted Learning, this site has many of the same resources as their Zoom School plus a few more
several simple origami patterns for elementary students