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The Art of Buddhism: A Teacher's Guide - Smithsonian Institution
Packet was designed by a team of teachers from the Washington, D.C area for all grade levels and disciplines. The lessons focus on India, China and Japan because these are the 3 strongest areas of the collection in the Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

Japanese Art in the Edo Period - developed by Karen Tiegel, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)
This unit introduces students to a variety of schools of painting that flourished in the relatively peaceful society that existed during the Edo period.

 

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Global Studies: Japan and the Pacific Rim - Dean W. Collinwood
Provides comprehensive background essays, statistics, and world press articles that examine the social, economic, and political significance of Japan and countries in the Pacific Rim.

Japan Meets the West: A Case Study of Perceptions, A Secondary Level Teaching Unit - developed and revised by Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) in cooperation with the East Asian Resource Center, University of Washington
Contains a 5-day teaching unit in which students learn about how cultural assumptions affect our perceptions of the world by studying the case of historical contact between Japan and the West.

U.S.-Japan Relations: The View from Both Sides of the Pacific - developed by Gary Mukai and the staff of the Japan Project, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)
Part I Episodes in the History of U.S.-Japan Relations: Case Studies of Conflict Management & Resolution.

Part II The Media in U.S.-Japan Relations: A Look at Stereotypes

Castle Towns: An Introduction to Tokugawa Japan, A Curriculum Unit for Grades 7-12 - developed by the Japan Project, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)
Introduces students to the historical tradition of non-western nation seen within the comparative concept of feudalism.

Cooperation in Japan - developed by Gary Mukai, the Japan Project.
Teaches cooperation through a Japanese story of the tradition of flying carp streamers on Children's Day, March 25.

The Social Fabric of Japan: Case Studies of Selected Minority Groups - developed by Selena Lai

Religion in Japan and a Look at Cultural Transmission: Grades 7-12 - developed by Gary Mukai and Wendy Klein, the Japan Project

The Rabbit in the Moon: Folktales from China and Japan, A Curriculum Unit for Upper Elementary Grades - developed by the Japan Project and the China Project, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)

Divided Memories: Comparing History Textbooks in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States - Developed by Rylan Sekiguchi with assistance from Naomi Funahashi, Selena Lai, Stefanie Lamb, and Gary Mukai

Tea and the Japanese Tradition of Chanoyu - developed by Selena Lai and Karen Tiegel, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)

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