Japan & Russia
        Teacher Guide ~ Unit 7     


Overview A                
Day A1        
Day A2

Day A3        
Day A4
Project A

Overview B
Day B1        
Day B2

Day B3        
Day B4
Project B

End of Unit Quiz 

Take map of Asia Test
enchantedlearning.com has a map that could be used for studying

Time:  2 Weeks         Theme:  Motives
Summary:   A glimpse of Japan's and Russia's histories
                      and conflicts (before WW II)

Week A:  Japan
                       (History, drawing/painting, origami)
Week B:  Russia
                       (History, learn countries of Asia)

Bulletin Board Ideas:

Japanese proverbs:

  • Even monkeys fall from trees.
  • Fall seven times and stand up eight.
  • One kind words can warm three winter months.

Russian proverbs:

  • No pains, no gains.
  • Enough is as good as a feast.
  • Grasp all, lose all.
WB01512_.gif (115 bytes) Supplies Needed:
  • Day A1  - A can of air freshener
  • Days A1 -A2:  Paint brushes and the black paint from water color paint sets or two containers of gray wash:  1)  Water with a few drops of black tempera added, and 2) A darker wash with a bit more black paint added.
  • Days A3-A4:  Paper for origami (can be white or colored).
  • Day A4:  One or more thank you card per student
  • Project A :  Japanese field day (need prizes for teams) or kites.
  • Day  B1 - Dry beans, etc.
  • Week B:  Learn countries of Asia.  Suggestion:  Copy off map of Asia on cardstock for each student.  Student pokes hole in middle of each country with big needle or sharp object.  On the back of the map the student writes the name of the country right above the hole made.  Use toothpicks as a study tool.  Poke the toothpick in each hole and check on the back of the map to see if your guess is correct.  This is a great way for students to teach themselves!
  • Project B - Various activities possible, including making Russian pancakes.