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15 resources with the concept japanese folktales

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Japanese Folktales (Asian Odyssey)

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents this interdisciplinary model unit that asks class members to explore how the same themes are presented in the folktales and art of several cultures.
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Folktales from Around the World

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Compare and contrast folktales with a lesson that spotlights three commonalities among those from different cultures. A whole-class discussion about folktales leads the way to a group activity that challenges scholars to read multiple...
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Mythical Mountains: Crash Course World Mythology #33

For Students 7th - 12th
Ain't no mountain high enough to keep scholars from watching the 33rd installment in the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series. Viewers consider stories and myths about mountains and their meanings. In particular, they learn about...
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Just Say Noh. But Also Say Kyogen: Crash Course Theater #11

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Wigs, masks, demons, and Buddhism—what's not to love? All of these elements play a role in Japanese theater during the Middle Ages, a topic the informational video covers in depth. An engaging host shares an exhaustive overview of the...
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How the Tiger Got His Stripes

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Learn how the tiger got its stripes with a seven-minute audiobook featuring the classic folktale detailing the origin of the big cat's colorful coat.
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Shizuko’s Daughter: Story Impression

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Craft your own fairy tale based on Momotaro, a Japanese story referenced in Kyoko Mori's Shuzuko's Daughter. A list of nouns guide learners in writing their own story, and predicting what might happen in the novel.
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Teaching Through Kamishibai and The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Young learners discover kamishibai, a popular Japanese storytelling art, and explore how these Japanese folktales illustrate the country's cultural themes and values through discussion and storyboarding. 
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Japanese Folktale and Kabuki Theatre

For Teachers K - 5th
Students listen to a Japanese folktale and examine the type of theater from Japan called Kabuki Theater. They watch a video of a Kabuki Theater performance, discuss the elements of the theater, and create a mask inspired by the Kumadori...
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Japanese Folktales

For Students 5th
In this Japanese folktale learning exercise, 5th graders read Japanese folktales, draw a picture, and write a summary for each. Students do this for 3 folktales.
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Japanese Folktales

For Students 5th
For this Japanese folktale worksheet, 5th graders read the Japanese folktales and draw a pictures and write a summary about each one. Students do this for 3 folktales.
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Integrating Japanese Folk Tales into the Classroom Using Japanese Kamishibai

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners study Japanese folk tales focusing on the traditional values and key elements. They compare the Japanese values with their own. They discuss Japanese art before designing a set of kamishibai on which they write a summary of a...
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Japanese Folktales

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students read both Japanese and American folktales and respond to teacher generated questions. They compare the folktales and determine if there is a lesson to be learned. They draw story card to retell the story to the class.
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Japanese Folktales

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students listen to examples of Japanese folktales and identify universal themes. Students construct a 'kamishibai' - a traditional Japanese storytelling prop - and dramatize a folktale through puppetry.
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Your Story, My Story

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write from differing points of view, and act out stories in pantomime as another student narrates.
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Good Prevails

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students write descriptive paragraphs of characters after reading a Japanese folktale in which characters represent by good and evil.