Do you know the difference between Korean, Chinese, and Japanese chopsticks? Or, do you what “Kawaii” means and why it is so important in Japan?
This year we are taking a virtual trip around the world, learning all about different cultures, countries, missionaries, and more. Our sixth week was all about Japan. We learned about the different religions of Japan, explored the topography, and even heard a beautiful testimony of a veteran stationed over Japan in World War 2.
Below is a list of resources we used to learn more about this fascinating country. May these fun resources help your study of Japan’s geography come alive too!Do you know the difference between Korean, Chinese, and Japanese chopsticks?Click To Tweet
Engaging Geography Resources for the Study of Japan
- Hachiko: The Story of a Loyal Dog by Pamela Turner
- Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
- The Boy of the Three-Year Nap by Dianne Snyder
- Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman
- Crow Boy by Taro Yahima
- Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say
- Kamishibai Man by Alley Say
- I Live in Tokyo by Mari Takabayaski
- Jacob DeShazer: Forgive Your Enemies by Janet & George Benge
- How My Parents Learned to Eat by Ina R. Friedman
- A Pair of Red Clogs by Masako Matsuno
- Tea with Milk by Allen Say
- Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
- The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks by Katherine Paterson
- Tsunami! By Kimiko Kijakawa
- Ming Lo Moves the Mountain by Lobel
- Complete a Google Earth search for Tokyo, Japan
- One of Japan’s legends says that anyone who folds a 1,000 paper cranes may get a wish by their gods. Make your own paper crane.
- Color Japan flag
- Go try sushi at a Japanese restaurant or make your own Japanese recipe