Here is a free Japan A to Z SMART board presentation and the same lesson in Power Point. My daughter visited Japan last fall and kindly gave me permission to use her photos in the post and presentations. The interactive slides give an overview of some important facts and information about Japan, and there is a free student work page PDF and teacher answer key. The presentation could be used with ages K-5. For K-1, perhaps just show the slides, discuss, read Suki’s Kimono, and show the pocket chart cards to learn some vocabulary. For Grades 2 up, select different printables within the Power Point/SMART Board presentation, and use what is best for your class. I recommend Suki’s Kimono for K-1, The Boy in the Garden for 2-3, and The Big Wave for grades 4 and 5. All are attached to the presentation. Here is a zip folder with everything, too.
I have already blogged about the children’s books PDFs that are stories based in Japan or have something related. Here are the books I included in the presentation, and a one more with Japanese themes. All have free PDFs to accompany them:
I. Reid is a pen name. She is an insatiably curious, overeducated homo sapiens sapiens who much to the dismay of family and friends has never outgrown the why phase (or how phase if applied to how a thing works). As I. Reid is gainfully employed and considered a productive adult in polite society, I. Reid guest blogs on occasion guided by whatever is the curiosity of the nanosecond.
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