Introduce students in grades 3 through 8 to Japan!
JAPAN! A Country Study Grades 3 – 8 (56 pages total, not including instructions for user) is a comprehensive lesson all about Japan, from its ancient history to its festivals to everyday life and religion to fun, modern facts! Everything is contained in mini booklets ready to be printed!
There is NO PREP.
To tailor to your needs, we have two options you can choose from:
1. The COMPLETED VERSION (31 pages) offers students a self-study independent option. Simply print double sided (there are 5 sheets of copy paper needed per booklet), fold, and provide each student with a copy. There are 18 topics covered, one per half page, that students can read. Then, they may take a quiz with 55 questions testing their comprehension. A separate crossword puzzle just covering the history of Japan is also included.
2. The FILL IN THE BLANKS VERSION (25 pages) is perfect for the students who have already had a lesson introducing them to Japan, or even for ones who want to research on the Internet or other sources as they complete. Again, simply print double sided (there are 5 sheets of copy paper needed per booklet), fold, and provide each student with a copy. There are 18 topics covered, one per half page, with blanks interspersed throughout lessons for students to complete. A crossword puzzle on the history of Japan is included within the booklet.
For both, there is a blank map of Japan in the booklet to be completed with your guidance. We have included a short lesson with images of each step of the map as it is filled in.
Keys for both versions are also included. There are also coloring page opportunities within the booklet. We recommend colored pencils for this (markers may bleed through).
The mini booklets are organized as follows:
Table of Contents, with a page for each of the following topics:
1. A Map of Japan - to be completed with your guidance (lesson included)
2. Where is Japan?
3. The History of Japan
4. The Samurai
5. The Geisha
6. Buddhism and Karma
8. Visiting a Shinto Shrine
9. Charms of Good Fortune
10. Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s Day
11. Hanami, the Cherry Blossom Festival
13. A Day in the Life
14. Eating in Japan
18. Hokusai (A Supplement)
WE HAVE A COUNTRY STUDY AVAILABLE FOR YOUNGER GRADES, TOO, THAT IS PERFECT FOR GRADES K THROUGH 3!
Notice there is some overlap for grade 3. Both of these versions allow you to choose between a simple or more detailed option for grade 3.
GET THIS IN A BUNDLE!
THIS LESSON IS PART OF AN INTRODUCTION TO JAPAN BUNDLE!
Get three lessons in one, all on Japan! Lessons include a country study, a lesson about the samurai in feudal Japan, and a look at Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day)!
TAKE A LOOK AT OUR OTHER INDIVIDUAL LESSONS ON JAPAN!
Japan! A Country Study Grades 3 - 8
Japan! A Country Study Grades K - 3
Japan! Hanami, Cherry Blossom Festival
Japan! Kamishibai Storytelling, Tell the Story of Haichiko
Japan! Kodomo no Hi, or Children's Day Festival
Japan! The Geisha
Japan! The Samurai
The History of Japan as Told by the Ancient Gingko Tree Grades 3 - 5
The History of Japan as Told by the Ancient Gingko Tree Grades K - 2
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