Japan Geography Unit Plan and Printable | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsJapan Geography Unit

As I mentioned in a past posts, we are using Little Passports (affiliate link) for our geography “spine”. The second country kit that comes with the Little Passports subscription is for Japan. We did a lot of activities for Japan and I created a printable Japan mapping worksheet. This worksheet includes all of the places that are covered in the Little Passport online activities. After the map, you’ll find our Japan geography unit plan that we used.

Mapping Japan

Japan Geography Unit Plan and Printable | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

The rest of the unit plan is below:

Unit Plan

  1. Complete the Little Passports kit and online activities (put printouts in your geography notebooks if you want)
  2. Mapping – Japan mapping assignment – (note the map on the little Passports website for extra information) – when you are done, add this map to your notebook
  3. Arts and Crafts –
    1. Make a Japanese Flying Carp for Children’s Day
    2. Make ninja peg dolls
    3. Make a miniature zen garden (maybe also try to visit a Japanese or full scale zen garden)
    4. Make this cool watercolor salt koi art project
    5. Make a faux cherry blossom branch
    6. Do some origami for kids
    7. Make a fan from a coffee filter
    8. Read about and make origami
    9. Read about and make an Asian kite
    10. Read about and do some Ikebana
  4. Cooking –
    1. Read about and host or attend a tea ceremony (more directions for hosting your own tea ceremony)
    2. Miso soup
    3. Yakisoba
    4. Japanese Cheesecake
    5. Strawberry Daifuku
  5. Literature –
    1. Japanese Fairy Tales
    2. Japanese Folk Tales
    3. Japanese Manga for Kids
    4. Read about and write haiku
    5. The Bicycle Man
    6. The Boy of the Three Year Nap
    7. The Funny Little Woman
    8. Grandfather’s Journey
    9. The Great Wave
    10. Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog
    11. Heart of a Samurai
    12. Hi, Koo!
    13. How My Parents Learned to Eat
    14. Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories and More Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories
    15. Kamishibai Man
    16. One Leaf Rides the Wind
    17. A Pair of Red Clogs
    18. The Paper Crane
    19. Peach Boy and Other Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories
    20. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
    21. Suki’s Kimono
    22. Tea With Milk
    23. Wabi Sabi
    24. Yuko Chan and Daruma Doll
  6. Music –
    1. Songs and Rhymes in Japanese
  7. Reference –
    1. Free Japan Lapbook
    2. I Live in Tokyo
    3. Japanese Celebrations
    4. Japanese Traditions
    5. My Awesome Japan Adventure
    6. The Way We Do it in Japan
  8. Science –
    1. Watch this video about the Japanese bullet train, Shinkansen
    2. Make a paper model of the bullet train
  9. World Languages – learn some Japanese

Do you subscribe to Little Passports? Regardless, I hope these resources about Japan are helpful for you.

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