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Lesson Plans on Japan

ART & ARCHITECTURE
Art of Japan, Shari Densel, Toledo 07
Contemporary Japanese Relief Painting, Pamela McDowell, Columbus 04
Drawing Anime Style, Rebecca Pope, Columbus 04
Himeji vs. Harlech Bulletin Boards: Comparing the Similarities and Differences of Medieval Castles, Rose Schlosser, Columbus 04
Integrating Anime & Manga into my Art of Motion Picture Course, Loraine Hammack, Cleveland 05
Isamu Noguchi, Patricia Banas, Columbus 04
Japan/ Kirigami Chain People, Mary Phillis-Hart, Athens 10
Japanese Art Show, Candee Hurt, Oberlin 10
Japanese Floating Lanterns, Kathleen Fuller, Granville 09
Japanese Headbands, Mindy Wolfe, Marietta 08
Japanese Poetry, Gregory Booth, Granville 09
Japanese Printmaking, Dan Vallette, Columbus 04
Japanese Shodo & PPT, Cathy Hart, Columbus 06
Japanese Woodblock Prints, Leslie Burnham, Toledo 07
Japanese Woodblocks and the Art of the Postcard, Laurie Marks, Oxford 09
Modern Japanese Fashion, Loretta Gray, Cleveland 12
Sense and Sensibility: Ukiyo-e and the Transformation of Japanese Art , Cynthia Richards, Akron 08
Themes in Japanese Anime, Barbara McBrady , Cincinnati 06
Traditional Japanese Homes: Past and Present, Sharon Drummond, Columbus 11

CULTURE
1998 Nagano Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, Alexandros Thanos, Columbus 11
Anime and Manga: With an Emphasis on Art and Language Arts, Jill Davis, Oxford 09
Chanoyu: The Art of Tea, Susan Stroh & Linda Glave, Toledo 05
Cleanliness in Japan and the U.S., Mary L. Kelley, Cincinnati 06
Comparison of American and Japanese Cultural Values, Beth Schmidt, Cincinnati 06
Comparison of Japanese and American Baseball, Eric Sottosanti, Akron 08
Consumerism/ Pop Culture/ with Colored Pencil Drawing, Shelley Harvan, Cleveland 05
Culture Sharing: Holidays and Special Days, Barbara Wookey, Columbus 06
Film Study: Hula Girls, Barbara McCullough, Marietta 08
Go Fly a Kite!, Erin Santangelo, Toledo 07
Holidays and Celebrations of Japan, Christine Little, Marietta 08
Integrating Traditional Japanese Dance into Social Studies and Humanities Curriculum, Loren Bucek, Columbus 06
Japan: History & Culture, Jessica Burchett, Oberlin 10
Japanese Bookbinding Kit, Greg Walton, Columbus 04
Japanese Culture, Dan Vallette, Columbus 04
Japanese Culture, Medieval-Modern, Tradition & Change, Anita Russ, Cleveland 05
Japanese Customs: The Treatment of Lost Property
, Pete Ewing, Columbus 04
Japanese Manners & Lifestyle, Hui-Ling Haldeman, Cleveland 05
Japanese New Year, Hong Zhu, Toledo 05
Japanese Social Rules and Interactions, Andrew Salzer, Columbus 04
Japanese Society, Tracy Imamura, Columbus 04
Japanese Theatre, Michelle Miller, Toledo 05
Kimono Project, Matthew Russ, Akron 08
Kindergarten Education in Japan and the United States, Misty Swanger, Columbus 04
Kites of Japan, Jill Hurley, Columbus 04
Learning About Japan, Lesa McDaniel, Athens 10
New Year Celebrations in Japan, Yi Zhang , Columbus 06
Origami, Carol Ann Clark, Marietta 08
Sexual Stereotypes in Japan, Jennifer Swinehart, Columbus 04
Tanabata: The Japanese “Wish Upon a Star”Festival & Sound Clip, Deborah Robinson, Columbus 06
Tea Ceremony, Rhoda Erdman, Cleveland 05
Thousand Cranes and Japanese Tea Ceremony, Donna Shurr, Oberlin 10
Tree of Cranes, Harry Gao, Columbus 06
Understanding Interpersonal Relations in Japanese Culture, Laura Soltis, Columbus 04
Uniformity in Japan, Ralph King, Columbus 04
USA v. Imperial Japan in WWII-"Why We Fight...But Is It Real?", Nick Geruntino, Columbus 11
Using News Broadcasts in Japan and the U.S as Cultural Lenses, Deborah Robinson, Columbus 06
Visual Literacy Activity, Michelle Mrakovich, Cleveland 05
Women in Two Countries: Japan and America, Jennifer Preslan, Toledo 07
Yu-Gi-Oh! Marking History, Anita Russ, Cleveland 05

ECONOMICS
Japan's Economic Development
, Susan Beck, Athens 10
Japanese Book Markers: Entrepreneurship in the Classroom, Carla Fletcher, Akron 08
Japanese Industrialization
, John Dean, Cincinnati 06

EDUCATION
Comparing the Japanese Educational System to the American, David Parish, Wooster 07
Education across the Seas, KaSandra Emler, Columbus 11

GENERAL
Art, Culture and the Atomic Tragedy in Japan, Grovine Buffington, Cleveland 12
Asian Studies Unit: Japan, Ellen Miller and Natalie Mroz, Columbus 04
Asian World Powers Unit: Japan, Ellen Miller, Granville 09
Further Reading, Thomas Ulrich, Toledo 05
General Unit on Japan, Edward Radcliffe, Marietta 08
The Impact of War on the Environment: Hiroshima, Kim Depue, Marietta 08
Japan: Land of the Rising Sun, Ruth Beschta, Columbus 04
Japanese Kites, Christine Cavalier, Marietta 08
Language, Literature, the Arts, Beliefs, and Values, Toni Foltz, Toledo 05
Perspectives on Japan, Theodore Wilson III, Oberlin 10
Population Density in Japan: A Simulation, Pamela Thompson, Oberlin 10
Planning a 2 week trip to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima, David Fawcett, Columbus 06
Shikata Ga Nai: It Can't Be Helped or Can it? Abuse of Jap.-American Civil Liberties in WWII, Lesa Bame, Oxford 09

GEOGRAPHY
Disputed Land, Bobbie Mucha, Columbus 06
Geography of Japan, Maryann Harris, Cleveland 05
Japan and the Ring of Fire, Melinda Jurus, Columbus 04
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Bethany Boyd, Columbus 11
Japanese Baseball Geography, Ryan Ryzner, Cleveland 12
Japan's Military Expansion: Does it Make for a Safer East Asia?, Mike Swank, Akron 08
Japan: Seismic Activity and its Effects, Allison Hebeler, Oxford 09
Modern Japan: Tsunami Relief, Mitchell Clark, Toledo 05

HISTORY
An American Perspective on Japan: Oral History Memoirs of American Experiences in Japan, Nancy Clendenen
Analyzing Japanese Imperialism, Kathy Swanger, Columbus 04
Arrival of Commodore Perry: Differing Perspective, Amanda Ahrens, Cleveland 12
Atomic Bombs in WWII, Andrew Salzer, Columbus 04
Atrocities during World War II, Paul Chidester, Columbus 06
The Attack on Pearl Harbor, Lindsey Ritscher, Marietta 08
Bombing of Hiroshima: A Japanese Perspective, Joan Perry-Szafarowicz, Toledo 07
Commodore Perry and Japan, Jeff Kho, Cleveland 12
Comparison of Feudalism in Japan and Europe, Lori Dhiraprasiddhi, Granville 09
Comparison of Nuremberg and Tokyo War Crimes Trials, Jolene Dyer, Wooster 07
Do You Have a Job, Most Honorable Daimyo?, Molly Krist, Akron 08
The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Japan, Russell Lammermeier, Cleveland 12
Dropping the Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Lynn Pangrace, Cleveland 12
End of WWII - focusing on the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Jessica Parker, Columbus 11
Experiencing Japanese Feudalism, Amy Netter, Toledo 05
Feudal Japan, Mary Kay Ryan, Oberlin 10
Feudalism Comparison, Jenny Sage, Granville 09
Feudalism in Japan, Marie Ternes, Oberlin 10
Feudalism in Japan and Europe, Virginia Ressa, Columbus 06
Feudalism in Japan and Europe, Mary Anne Kinzly, Oberlin 10
Friends First Matsuri: Festival Based on Japanese Matsuri, Kathleen Allan, Oxford 09
Global Impact of World War I: Japan, Charles Bell, Wooster 07
Grave of the Fireflies, Scott Nickel, Columbus 04
How did the Meiji Constitution and Constitution of 1947 Frame Social and Political Order in Japan?, Regina Feldman, Cleveland 12
How Japan Rebuilds Following World War II, Tammie Ray, Akron 08
Hiroshima, Japan, Rob Fetters, Columbus 04
Impact of the Atomic Bomb, Sean Brennan, Cleveland 12
Imperial Impact: Reinventing Identity, Rose Remmel, Akron 08
Imperialism: Commodore Perry's Visit, Don Haven, Granville 09
Internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, Dorene Miller, Wooster 07
Japan Before and After WWII, Bryan Evans, Oberlin 10
Japan's Cult of the Emporer, Joe Serio, Akron 08
Japan's Feudal System, Linnet Knight, Columbus 04
Japanese Firestorms, Brent Martin, Granville 09
Japanese History, Steve Murray, Columbus 06
Japanese in America: Citizens without Rights, Kerry Dugan, Oxford 09
The Japanese in Manchuria: Hsinking (Changchun) in the 1930's, Tamula Drumm, Cleveland 12
Japanese Internment Camps, Carrie Bray & Penelope Harris, Oxford 09
Japanese Internment in the US, Jan Wagoner, Oxford 09
Japanese Kite Project, Gary Fitchpatrick, Cleveland 12
Japanese Modernization & Imperialism 1850-1907, Anne O'Leary, Toledo 05
The Japanese Revolution, Joe Kennedy, Oxford 09
Japan's View of Itself in China and Korea, Karissa Piper, Akron 08
Japanese War Crimes of the Sino-Japanese War and World War I, Melissa Ryan, Wooster 07
Meiji Mondernization, Andrea Dumolt, Columbus 04
Nakahama Manjiro, Bonnie Shiplet, Columbus 04
Post War Japan, Mitchell Clark, Toledo 05
Promises and Propaganda--the Power of Persuasion, Emily Shrestha, Cleveland 12
The Rape of Nanking, Frank Casey, Oberlin 10
The Rape of Nanking: Moral Accountability in a Time of War, Michael Hinze, Columbus 06
Shin's Tricycle and Truman's Statement, Marc Montella, Granville 09
Terminating the War between the Allies and Japan, Mary Hetrick, Wooster 07
Thinking about the A-Bomb, Casey Matthews, Cleveland 12
Tradition versus Change: The Meiji Restoration, Kathryn Benken, Oxford 09
The Trial of Harry Truman, Edward Swope, Granville 09
The Treatment of WWII in History, Michael Hinze, Columbus 06
US Firebombing - Why can't we find it?, Whitney Burris, Columbus 11
The Way of the Warriors: Comparing the Samurai and the Knight, Heidi Blue, Akron 08
World War II/ Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Chris Baughman, Athens 10
World War II: Japanese-American Internment, Mona Al-Hayani, Toledo 07
World War II: What Would You Have Done?, Erin Brickwood, Akron 08
World War II and the Atomic Bomb, Rachel Marten, Athens 10

LANGUAGE
Senryu: Japanese Honorifics
, Corinne Full, Marietta 08

LITERATURE

Basho's Poetic Journey, Cynthia Richards, Akron 08
Conversational Ballgames, Debb Draudt, Oberlin 10
Haiku
, Laina Kominos, Columbus 06
Haiku Deathmatch, Cassandra McGuyrt, Akron 08
Haiku of Basho, Edith Swank, Wooster 07
Haiku Poetry, Jennifer Hendricks, Marietta 08
Haiku Poetry, Shanaka Horner, Marietta 08
Haiku Poetry of Japan, Alaric Harris, Cincinnati 06
Introduction to Literature of Japan, Connie Massaro, Wooster 07
Japanese Folk Tales and Kamishibai, Bernadette Sedor, Oberlin 10
Japanese Kamishibai Stories, Jona Hall, Marietta 08
Japanese Literature, Mary Wryst, Athens 10
Japanese Short Stories, Telisha LeFloria, Akron 08
Japanese Tall Tales
, Carol Roger, Wooster 07
Japanese Tanka & PPT, Cathy Hart, Columbus 06
Japanese Travel Poetry: An Introducation, Ed Rebmann, Columbus 11
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story, Rebecca Volkmann, Columbus 04
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, Susan Coffman, Columbus 04
The Recent Japanese Disaster and the Connection to Matsuo Basho, Jeff Gottke, Columbus 11
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Susan Mendenhall, Wooster 07
Studying the Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon, Jamie Foley, Columbus 06
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, Beth MacLehose, Columbus 06
Teaching about Peace through the Cranes of Hiroshima, Una King, Wooster 07
Trickster Tales: African American and Japanese, Ann Matney, Toledo 07
Under the Blood Red Sun by Graham Salisbury, Lydia Cardona, Oberlin 10
The Waiting Years, by Fumiko Enchi, Sara Beardsley, Marietta 08

MATHEMATICS
Introduction to the Abacus
, Charlee Raddish, Akron 08

POLITICS

The Caste System in Japan, James Swift , Cincinnati 06
Imposing Democracy, Paul Chidester, Columbus 06
Introduction to Japanese Government, Pete Ewing, Columbus 04
Japanese/European Feudalism, Mat Dunham, Columbus 11
The Japanese Military Build-Up, Jeff Smith, Wooster 07
Mongol Scrolls & Bayeux Tapestry, Matthew Yingling, Columbus 11
Prime Minister and World War II Shrine, Craig Rush, Cincinnati 06
Tokugawa Major Class Groups, Jennifer McClure, Toledo 05
Trade Between the U.S. and Japan, Chad Flaig, Cincinnati 06

RELIGION
Introduction to Japanese Religions, Brendan Malone, Toledo 07
Japanese Religion, Dottie Worley, Toledo 05
Shinto, Lauren Glaros, Columbus 04
Zen Buddhism, Tom Molnar, Columbus 04
The Zen of Buddhism, Eric Sottosanti, Akron 08





For further information, contact:

Amy Carey
NCTA Ohio Program Coordinator
carey.189@osu.edu