Week 8 of World Geography: Japan

Music:
Robert Schumann—Symphonic Etudes
Robert Schumann and Mascot Ziff–Wheeler

Poems:
More haiku

Science:
Physical Science: Force, work, and energy

Nonfiction Read Aloud:
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun–Blumberg

Fiction Read Alouds:
Li Lun, Lad of Courage–Treffinger
Born in the Year of Courage–Crofford

Picture Books:
What Does the Rooster Say, Yoshio?—Battles
How My Parents Learned to Eat—Freidman
Count Your Way Through Japan—Haskins. There is a whole series of these count-your-way-through books, and I think they’re lots of fun for little ones and elementary age children.
Tree of Cranes—Say. Allen Say is an amazing Japanese American picture book author and illustrator.
Tea With Milk—Say
Grandfather’s Journey—Say
Welcome to Japan–Auch
An Illustrated History of Japan–Nishimura
This Place Is Crowded: Japan–Cobb

Elementary Readers:
A Samuraii Castle—Macdonald
The Cat Who Went to Heaven—Coatsworth
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn—Hoobler
Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy–Blumberg

One thought on “Week 8 of World Geography: Japan

  1. Japan is by far a fascinating country to visit and live in. My father was in the military and we lived in Japan from 1959 until the summer of 1963. I attended the 8th, 9th, and 11th grade at a military school in Itazuke, Japan. My 10th grade year I spent as an exchange student to a Japanese school in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan. Living in Japan was an experience I have never forgotten and one I hope never to forget.

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