Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling that incorporates both visual and participatory presentation techniques. This is an easy, kid-friendly lesson on Kamishibai which includes a fun, easy-to-make craft allowing students to make their own Kamishibai stage and storyboard cards. Students are introduced to Hachiko, Japan’s famous “soul” dog, and use their Kamishibai stage to tell his story of loyalty using the presentation concepts learned in the lesson.
JAPAN: Kamishibai Storytelling (32 pages, not including instructions to user) includes the following:
Kamishibai Storytelling - lesson with images to present as you teach, including:
1. Kamishibai Storytelling
2. Hachiko, Japan’s Soul Dog
Kamishibai Theater Art Instructions - craft with 2 grade levels of instruction, one for K - 2 and one for 3 - 5
The craft includes printables.
Materials needed to make one Kamishibai theater include colored standard size card stock (you will print printables on this; one sheet makes theater, one sheet makes three theater tops), white standard size copy paper (you will print printables on this; one sheet makes two Hachiko “scripts”, one sheet makes storyboard cards), large craft sticks, index cards, markers, scotch tape, pencils, crayons, scissors, and a piece of Japanese candy for extra impact.
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Bundle includes a country study, a lesson about the samurai in feudal Japan, and a look at Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day).
Or, take a look at our individual lessons:
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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