Journey to the Interior
These thematic units for use in elementary literature, social studies, and art classrooms have been authored by the participants of a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad-funded summer seminar in Japan, Journey to the Interior, directed by Dr. Laurel Rasplica Rodd in summer 2009 or the Texts and Contexts: Japan through Children's Literature study tours led by Catherine Higbee Ishida in the summers of 2006-2008 and funded by the Freeman Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional units designed for use in the Japanese language classroom are posted at the Association of Teachers of Japanese website.
By Patricia Clay
This is designed to be an introduction to Japan, including a brief history, basic information about the arts, and understanding of modern Japan, for teachers and students before learning specific arts and crafts of Japan.