1-Hour Online Seminars for Educators
Teaching about Japan
Tatami and Hamburgers: Japanese Culture and Daily Life
Date: April 29, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
Speaker: Akemi Chayama, Museum Educator with Boston Children's Museum
Free and open to the public
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U.S. students love learning about the daily life of Japanese children at home, at school, and in their neighborhoods. Join us as we explore Japanese cultural artifacts and the engaging stories behind them, and examine seasonal customs and their influence on arts, literature and celebrations. In addition, we will introduce you to a comprehensive new online resource "Kyo no Machiya" developed by Boston Children's Museum and based on their Japanese House. Together we will take a virtual tour and you will learn how to incorporate this and many other exciting online resources immediately into your curriculum.
Previous Webinars in this Series
From Samurai and Ninja to Bushido and Karate: The History and Culture of Martial Japan
Speaker: Alex Echevarria , Elgin Heinz Outstanding Japanese Humanities Teacher, American Kenpo Karate Fourth-Degree Black Belt, Rampart High School Retired Teacher, Colorado Springs, CO
Join us for an inspired look at the history and culture of martial arts in Japan and empower your students to make a deeper connection to this fascinating country. Students of all ages learn about the samurai and the martial arts through media and popular culture, yet how much is historically accurate and not just based on myth or legend? In this seminar, we will explore the martial history and culture of Japan from the Heian Period (794-1185) to the present day, including how the martial arts and their portrayal has impacted the imagination of US students. You will take away a variety of interesting resources both for your classroom and for furthering your knowledge of this unique tradition.
Shrinking Population: Japan's Demographic Challenges
Speaker: Kathy Krauth, Elgin Heinz Outstanding Japanese Humanities Teacher, History Teacher at American School in Japan, Tokyo
As a nation, Japan faces a 21st century challenge unlike any other. Join us as we examine the serious implications of Japan's shrinking population. Globalize your civics curriculum as we analyze population pyramids, discuss specific social, economic and political problems related to Japan's population issues, and offer plausible solutions. As always, we will arm you with ample resources and teaching ideas to immediately use in your classroom.
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