BC: Created by Mrs. Katz's Class and Mrs. Polis
FC: Passport to Stories Around the World Japan Mrs. Katz's Class
1: Songs from Japan We enjoyed these songs in Music Class "Haru ga Kita" ("Springtime Has Come") "Amefuri" ("Japanese Rain Song")
2: *Japan has four main islands and over 4000 smaller ones. *Japan is a small country with about 12 million people.
3: *Japan often suffers from typhoons, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. *The most important food to the japanese is rice.
4: *Sumo wrestling is the national sport in Japan.
5: *Baseball is a Japanese passion. *Kids enjoy soccer, golf, volleyball & tennis and playing video & computer games.
6: *Japan has amazing animals & insects like macaques and cicadas
7: *Towering volcanoes make the islands of Japan absolutely beautiful.
8: Books we used to learn about Japan
9: My First Atlas by Katie John Sharp Maps and text introduce children to the countries of the world.
10: World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia
11: A - Z Japan by Jeff Reynolds Presents an introduction to Japan.
12: Japan by Tom Streissguth
13: We used the Proquest Database Culture Grams - Kids Edition and the following websites: Kids Web Japan & Time for Kids
15: Little Fingerling by Monica Hughes A teenaged boy only a finger-length high proves himself a warrior by vanquishing two monsters with his cunning and bravery.
16: Here are the pictures that we drew to help tell the story.
17: Paris | Max
18: William | Febe
19: Jacob | Ava
20: Jacob | David | Tyler
21: Mimi | Julia | Julia
22: Erin | Matt
23: Dayna | Payton
24: Sean | Robert