This selection of resources introduces stories of courageous acts performed by ordinary men, women, girls, and boys. Resources support the Heroes and Sheroes storytelling school program at the Asian Art Museum.
Students will use images of samurai armor and weaponry to learn related vocabulary. They will describe the functional and aesthetic aspects of armor through focused viewing and reading, and they will draw conclusions about the changing code of the samurai over the course of 800 years.
Elementary School (K-3),Elementary School (4-5),Middle School (6-8)
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Students will create their own books and stamps, and can inscribe poetry or good wishes on each others books. They will then take their books with them on a pilgrimage to the Asian Art Museum, the Japanese tea garden, or the beach, and record their impressions.