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Lesson

Researching Bay Area Arts Organizations

Objective: Students will investigate and research the history of arts organizations and their contributions in the Bay Area.

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

Video

Badger and the Magic Fan

Jeff Byers, a storyteller at the Asian Art Museum, tells a Japanese folktale about a badger and a magic fan in front of the museum’s tearoom.

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

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Amaterasu, The Sun Goddess

Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Liz Nichols, tells a Japanese story about Amaterasu, the sun goddess, in the museum’s Japan galleries.

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

Lesson

Kay Sekimachi: Incarceration Camp and Identity

Lesson: Compare and contrast experiences between Kay Sekimachi and the characters of When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka during Relocation and the Internment Camps to draw themes about the treatment of American and Japanese cultures and the erasure of individuality during World War II. 

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12)

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Jade Snow Wong’s Writing: Shaping Her Story

Lesson: Wong’s memoirs—Fifth Chinese Daughter (1950) and No Chinese Stranger (1975)—offer students many opportunities to examine issues related to Asian American identity, history, art, and storytelling.  Depending on how much time you have, you can assign one or both books or specific passages; no matter the length of the reading, Wong’s stories and reflections lend themselves to provocative discussions.

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12), College and Beyond