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Activity

Obata-Inspired Poetry

Students will practice close looking and writing skills through crafting poems inspired by Chiura Obata’s natural landscapes.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8)

Activity

Make an Orihon (Japanese Accordion Book)

Activity: In the following activity, you will make your own orihon to use as a journal. What stories might you record in it?

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

Lesson

Jade Snow Wong: Breaking the Mold

Lesson: Students will 1) understand how Wong was viewed by her community as a rebel in her choice of career and in her artistic style; 2) practice using compare/contrast skills to identify the hallmarks of art from the Qing and Song dynasties, to understand how Wong’s work was initially judged; and 3) hone discussion skills through the use of Project Zero’s Artful Thinking Routines.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8)

Video

Issunboshi: Little One Inch Boy

Asian Art Museum storyteller, Liz Nichols, tells a Japanese story about a boy who was only one inch tall.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5)

Teacher Packet

Bernice Bing

Biography and lesson plans

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
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Activity

Design a Sari

Did you know there are over 100 ways to wear a sari? How a sari is draped can tell you about the occasion, the regional origin, and maybe even the social status of the wearer. Learn about two styles of Indian sari and then design your own on the provided template.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

Teacher Packet

Kay Sekimachi

Biography and lesson plans

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
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Teacher Packet

Chiura Obata

Biography and lesson plans

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
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Activity

Design an Auspicious Hairpin

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond