To become familiar with the geography, culture, economy, government, and history of Japan.
1 and 1/2 class periods
This activity includes a variety of things for students to do while learning about Japan.
In Part 1, they will use maps in their textbook or in an atlas to answer ten questions.
In Part 2, class members read sections on the geography and climate of Japan. This information, and a map on the third lesson page, is then used to answer fifteen follow-up questions.
Part 3 involves a short map exercise.
A contest is assigned for any remaining class time and then for homework. All questions should be finished by the next day. You can go over the answers at the beginning of the second class period. Each person in class will try to unscramble key words in a series of 64 sentences arranged into the following sections as they relate to Japan:
• Transportation and Communication
• Way of Life
• Food, Shelter, and Clothing
• Recent History
Unscrambled words are written in spaces provided. Class members with perfect papers are the winners of the contest.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.