Bette E. Hudnutt
Exempted Village Schools –
Social Studies – Grade 2
Describe the cultural practices and products of people on different continents.
content is directed at primary-level information/sources that show and explain
Japanese cultural practices and products.
The Dewey numbers range from 495.6 for the alphabet book on Japanese
culture to 952 for the country of
A to Zen: a book of Japanese culture by R. Wells and illustrated by Yoshi (495.6)
How my parents learned to eat by I. Friedman and illustrated by A. Say (Fiction)
Grandfather’s journey by A. Say (Fiction)
Hokusai: the man who painted a mountain by D. Ray (Biography)
Sadako and the thousand paper cranes by E. Coerr
Japanese-American heritage (Series – American cultures for children)
Web sites include:
Clicking on the “Countries” icon allows me to search
Some interesting links are
Likewise, when in Sir Discoverer, a “cultures” icon http://discoverer15.sirs.com/cgi-bin/dis-tree-search?key=001293&begin=001293&id=0000NWOCA1-D51008WA allows a search by Holidays, Ceremonies and Observances .
Once there, any holiday can be selected. The topic New Year led to this site about the Japanese New Year http://discoverer15.sirs.com/cgi-bin/dis-article-display?id=0000NWOCA1-D51008WA&artno=027911&searchkey=
Any search engine can be used to search selected terms that a student has learned from these web sites.
web site lists all of
Students interested in martial arts can search using a search engine. This website on Judo is an English link http://judoinfo.com
www.kidsclick.org has a subject Sports and Recreation. On that list is Martial Arts. The above link was there as well
www.kidsclick.org also has a
subject Geography/History/Biography that then lists Folklore as a subject. After typing
http://www.mt-fuji.co.jp/index-e.html is Mt. Fuji Home Page.
Culture quest is on the left column http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/cquest/
realia can be collected from community members that may have traveled to