The History of Japan K - 2! Interactive Lesson with No Prep Craft & Mini Booklet

The History of Japan K - 2! Interactive Lesson with No Prep Craft & Mini Booklet
The History of Japan K - 2! Interactive Lesson with No Prep Craft & Mini Booklet
The History of Japan K - 2! Interactive Lesson with No Prep Craft & Mini Booklet
The History of Japan K - 2! Interactive Lesson with No Prep Craft & Mini Booklet
The History of Japan K - 2! Interactive Lesson with No Prep Craft & Mini Booklet
The History of Japan K - 2! Interactive Lesson with No Prep Craft & Mini Booklet
The History of Japan K - 2! Interactive Lesson with No Prep Craft & Mini Booklet
The History of Japan K - 2! Interactive Lesson with No Prep Craft & Mini Booklet
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  1. Get seven lessons in one, all on Japan! This is an all encompassing bundle of our lessons on Japan, especially made for grades kindergarten through two! Lessons include: A Country Study The Samurai Kamishibai Storytelling The History of Japan The Geisha Hanami, or the Cherry Blossom Festival Kodo
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LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF JAPAN! PERFECT FOR GRADES K THRU 2!

The Ginkgo tree is a "living fossil" that can live for over a thousand years. The tree is personified as the narrator of the history of Japan who has witnessed the evolution of the country. Key concepts include the importance of rice production, samurai warriors and their warrior code known as "bushido", Japan as a closed society, and current events such as World War II.

This interactive lesson (33 pages total) introduces students to the history of Japan from the first settlers to the present day from the perspective of the ancient Ginkgo tree. The entire lesson consists of three parts:

1. A LESSON presented in a slideshow format with PowerPoint images that accompany each part of the lesson.

2.A NO PREP GINKGO TREE CRAFT that is a fun, engaging way to reinforce important terms and concepts in Japanese history. Craft is interactively made as each step of the lesson is presented.

3. A NO PREP READY TO PRINT MINI-BOOKLET that reinforces key terms introduced in the lesson and in the corresponding Ginkgo Tree Craft. Each page of the mini-booklet references one of these terms, gives a brief definition, and allows for a coloring opportunity to engage the student. At the end of the booklet, there is a "reflections" page that allows for free writing.

Printables are provided for the craft (one for the Ginkgo tree, one for its leaves) and for the pages of the mini-booklet.

Materials needed per student include one sheet of white letter-size paper, one sheet of yellow or white standard size copy paper, and 7 sheets of white standard size copy paper for every 2 mini-booklets. Pens/pencils, crayons/colored pencils, and glue/glue sticks also needed.

WANT MORE LESSONS ON JAPAN?

Try our bundle! GET THREE LESSONS IN ONE, ALL ON JAPAN. 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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"In my nearly 30-year career in education, I have never seen children so engaged in their learning! International Travel Academy is truly a multi-disciplinary approach that enables children to explore the world in an unforgettable way. Students get a real sense of what it means to respect another country's heritage, beliefs and ways of living, thus making them more tolerant and internationally-minded. I highly recommend this program to educators and parents wishing to make learning come to life!"
– A Former Assistant Superintendent at Atlanta Public Schools

“(The five-day program) has given our school the unique opportunity to provide students with incredible experiences that align so well with our IB focus. Each spring with family and community support, our school essentially is transformed into our country of study for one full week. Teachers are easily able to follow the daily curriculum and activities provided, and the students truly enjoy this special week of instruction. From the art projects to festive food tastings, cultural dress, music, dance and traditions, the students spend this entire week engaged in new and exciting experiences of a new country. I would encourage all schools (IB, or not) to jump in and make a week like this happen for their students. It is incredibly gratifying to spend this week with kids as they come together to learn and share experiences like these across grade levels, school-wide. When we hear such rich discussion in classrooms and read their detailed writing about what they've learned as part of (the) week, it makes all the preparation, planning and expense totally worth it!! “
– An International Baccalaureate Instructional Specialist at a local elementary school

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This product is for personal classroom use by a single teacher. If you would like to copy this product for more than one teacher, please download additional licenses, available at 10% off the original price!

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Teaching Duration
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