Let's Learn About Japan
Learn about the culture and country of Japan through this creative research project almost guaranteed to bring a smile to your learners face.
Suitable for Gr. 4 and higher, this project combines using multiple sources for research with narration, art, and creativity as learners pretend to travel to Japan to visit a cousin.
My Geography Adventure to Japan Project is a fun way to learn as well as present information about Japan and its people. This project challenges learners to answer fifteen 'What I Want to Know' questions covering such topics as geographical information, culture, educational system, current political leadership, economy, currency, transportation, holidays, religion, family customs, everyday living, and more. Learners provide a written narration or account of the information in their project notebook.
The really creative fun is in the illustrations. This project has graphics to represent your learner (either boy or girl) as well as a graphic to represent the main project character. Our principal character in this project is a nine-year-old girl named Mizuki. Learners use the included graphics to represent themselves as well as the main character in their adventures in Japan. Narrations could easily be done with the one to one rule - one question answered on one page using at least one graphic character to illustrate or add interest to the content. Other graphics, photos, brochures, clippings, etc. could also add more interest.
You are encouraged to use any number of resources you may have at home, to help learners complete the project. These could be books, videos, magazines, etc. The Internet is a very handy resource as well. Be careful to monitor websites for content changes, which may have occurred after publication of this project.
Additional resource helps are included in the instructions.
Age: Gr. 4+
Focus: Cultural study of Japan
Theme: An imaginary trip to Japan to visit a family member