Web Resources

Embassy of Japan: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/index.html

WSU Library - Japanese

Japanese Study:
Genki Self-study Room

Erin’s Challenge

Renshuu Online Study

Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

Kanji search by handwriting

Japanese in Anime & Manga http://anime-manga.jp/


Travel to Japan:

Asia for Educators (Columbia University) http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/ the meta-site for teaching about Japan, China, Vietnam, and Korea with timelines, primary-source documents, etc.

Education about Asia magazine for K-14 instructors (FREE download) http://aas2.asian-studies.org/EAA/TOC/index.asp.

Asia Matters for America http://www.asiamattersforamerica.org The site has analysis and news on US-Asia Pacific relations at the national, state and local levels. Also, data on why Kansas and Missouri educators and their students need to know about Asia can be found here.

The Miracle of Rice http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/miracle-rice.html

Building a Rice Paddy http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/rice-paddy.html You are what you eat and so teaching about rice culture is a must

Japan Society’s About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource http://aboutjapan.japansociety.org/page/japaneducation_home A good source of knowledge and materials for K-12 educators with background readings, lesson plans, maps, timeline, etc.

Snapshots from Japan: The Lives of Seven Japanese High School Students http://www.cgp.org/pdf/DeAi_PDF/Snapshots_From_Japan.pdf A FREE curriculum for middle and junior high school social studies classes.

Cultural Snapshots of Daily Life in Japan for Elementary Students http://resources.primarysource.org/content.php?pid=278945&sid=2297719 It has units on trains, haiku, bento, with videos, photos, lesson plans and more.

Kids Web Japan: Calendar http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/calendar/november.html You can find Japanese festivals including Shichi-go-san and New Years here.

The Japanese House http://japanesehouse.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/lessons-activities Boston Children’s Museum is a home where a real Japanese family used to live.

How to Tie with a Furoshiki http://guides.lib.ku.edu/c.php?g=95330 A fun site that details another facet of traditional Japanese culture.

Imagining Japanese History http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/curriculum/imaging-japanese-history/index.html The site offers detailed lesson plans for high school on five periods of Japanese history.

Gross National Cool
http://aboutjapan.japansociety.org/content.cfm/popular_culture_and_japans_gross_national_cool A lesson plan about using popular culture to teach about Japan today is worth seeing.

Is Japan Cool? https://www.ana-cooljapan.com The website has lots of info on ancient traditions contrasted with modern practices like cosplay, such as costumes of anime characters

Japanese Family Faces 21st Century Challenges http://spice.stanford.edu/docs/123

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