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Sesow, F. William; Wunder, Susan – Social Studies, 1995
Asserts that examining cultural artifacts brings important learning opportunities to the classroom. Describes the planning process for a trip to Japan and the collection of cultural artifacts for a social studies curriculum kit. Includes suggested classroom activities using the kit. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning
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DeCoker, Gary – Social Studies, 1989
Illustrates a way social studies teachers can use translation exercises to teach about a geographic region. Uses translations of haiku poetry for this purpose. Students perceive and translate a haiku differently thus experiencing firsthand a fundamental objective of social studies which is understanding differences in perspectives. (GG)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Seiter, David M. – Social Studies, 1988
Highlights a variety of ERIC materials for teaching about the Pacific Rim. Titles include "Teaching about South Korea"; "Bringing Chinese Culture Alive through Language"; "Teaching about Japan"; "Teaching about Korea: Elementary and Secondary Activities"; and "Cultural Differences in Self-Consciousness…
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness
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McFarland, Mary A. – Social Studies, 1982
Discusses how the global approach can be used to teach about Japanese culture in elementary and secondary social studies classes. Students compare and contrast Japanese and American cultures. Methods for helping students to become familiar with aspects of Japanese culture are included. (AM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach