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Week 2 Japan

Notes for this week:

In the printables section:

The Paper Dolls Around the World set is really cute and I've linked to the entire set throughout the schedule. Each page has a paper doll and also features the country's flag, a dish of food and other information.

Resources

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

History & Culture

The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam

The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam Because it's 15 chapters long, I've schedule this book early starting in week 2. You will finish it in week 4, when we learn about Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam).

You need to read at least 1 chapter a day for a total of 5 chapters this week (chapters 1-5).

My Awesome Japan Adventure: A Diary about the Best 4 Months Ever!

My Awesome Japan Adventure: A Diary about the Best 4 Months Ever!

Read over the week.

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Samurai!: A Deadly Career You'd Rather Not Pursue

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Samurai!: A Deadly Career You'd Rather Not Pursue

Read over the week.

Children Just Like Me  

p. 46‐47 Asia

p. 52 Daisuke from Japan

Kids Around the World Cook!: The Best Foods and Recipes from Many Lands

p. 61 Kushiyaki: Japan

Stories from Around the World

Stories from Around the World

p. 118 The Little Sparrow - A story from Japan

 

 

 

 

Hands-on & Activities

(Choose 1 or more)

Art

Sumi-e Ink Painting Kit

Sumi-e Ink Painting Kit

 

Language Arts: poetry

How to write a Haiku printable

Craft:

Japanese traditional clothing coloring page

Craft

Japanese carp kite

or

Cherry blossom plate
Supplies: paper plate, pink tissue paper, brown paint or marker, glue

Other cherry blossom crafts

 

Papercraft

Carp streamers

This is a pretty print-out, but might be too difficult for younger children.

Craft

Japanese paper lanterns

Paper dolls:

Paper Dolls Around the World:

Japan

Korea

 

Recipe        

Tuna stuffed sushi

Order the soy wraps from here.

or

Order the nori wraps from here.

More... Look at Ryuta and where he sleeps in Tokyo, Japan See where Risa sleeps in Kyoto, Japan See Kaya and her room in Tokyo, Japan

From the Hungry Planet: What the World Eats book:

The Ukita family of Kodaira City, Japan

 

Geography

Printables - Use these throughout the week as desired.

Maps of Japan you can customize (labeling, etc.) - very nice

Japan Mini-Unit

Japanese printables

This pack of printables is custom-made by me! Click on the link to take a look!

Japanese cities Japan's Location

Color the World: Mt. Fuji

Color the World: Osaka Castle

Maps and Geography Workbook

The Complete Book of Maps and Geography, Grades 3 - 6

p. 15 Pioneer "make a map"

p. 16 Symbols on maps

p. 17 Symbols replace words

p. 18-19 The Wild Geese

p. 20 Kool Kids Mall

p. 21 Science sense (museum map)

p. 22 Farmer Fritz

p. 23 Carmella's Candy

Geography Songs

Asia song (song #17)
Google Earth Explore Japan.

Extras

 

Japan lapbook

China provinces online map puzzle

Amazon instant video:

Globe Trekker: Tokyo

Globe Trekker: Tokyo

Note: Please preview all of the Globe Trekker videos or be on hand for discussion. Really young children may not enjoy this series, but all 3 of my kids loved it and we learned a lot from watching them.

 

 

The Lion King - Hakuna Matata in Japanese

National Geographic: Wild Japan

Click here to view.

Japanese numbers video:

Japanese months video:

Japanese colors video:

 

 

 

 

 

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