I'm trying to create a Unit Plan about Japan. Currently I'm in the brainstorming and resource finding mode. Some of you gave some excellent ideas about what souvenirs to buy for my family back in the states so now I turn to you again for your help. Currently My Ideas: (no solid lesson plans yet, just topics) *Geography: What is an Island? Where is Japan? Mapping Skills *Food: Sushi, Goyza (kid pleasing), Rice Balls, Chopsticks, Tea Ceremony *Clothing: Kimonos, Geta Shoes, Current Clothing, Shoes off, Bathroom Shoes (?name) *Arts: Origami, 1000 Cranes *Sports: Sumo Wrestling, Baseball, Karate *Holidays: Children's Day *School: Life in the Day of a Japanese Child *Language: Characters, Writing their name, example of book (direction of print, etc.), Japanese Sign Language (deaf class) *Deaf Culture in America and Japan: (have a contact for a guest speaker) *Environment: Recycling Books: How My Parents Learned to Eat Yoko (ate sushi for lunch, made fun of by students) Yoko Writes her Name Yoko’s Show and Tell Japanese Celebrations: Cherry Blossoms, Lanterns and Stars Colors of Japan Three Sumari Cats: A Story from Japan Yoko’s Paper Cranes Suki’s Kimono The Way We Do it in Japan I live in Tokyo The Paper Crane All About Japan: Stories, Crafts and More by Willamarie Moore The Oriagami Master I only have a few ideas about how to go about some of these lessons. Any ideas you have for fun activities, resources, etc. would be great!!