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Japanese History

http://emuseum.mnsu.edu/prehistory/japan/japanese_history.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is clearly written material covering Japanese history from the Neolithic Age to about 800 C.E. Standards 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.5.3, and 7.5.4

Comments: This site is part of the emuseum at Minnesota State University

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Resource ID: 1803

Arms and Armor

http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/department.asp?dep=4

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are the photos of 50 objects from the armor, edged weapons, and firearms in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The musuem collection is global but this online selection is mostly pieces from Europe and Japan. Most of these items were originally intended solely for display rather than for actual use so the art and craftsmanship are stunning. Standard 7.6.3

Comments: There is a brief description of each object and the small pictures may be enlarged for projection.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 303

Art Treasures of Japan

http://www.bergerfoundation.ch/wat4/museum1?museum=Nara&genre=Tosh&babel=en&cd=8306-3301-1765:8306-3301-1764&country=Japon&col=pays

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has 25 slides of major works of Japanese art. Many show the strong influence of Zen Buddhism. Standard 7.5.4

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 315

Buddhism Chronology

http://www.religionfacts.com/buddhism/timeline.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This brief timeline of Buddhism hotlinks to information on Indian and Chinese history with a special emphasis on Asoka. There is also a brief overview of Buddhist beliefs. Standards 6.5.5, 6.6.8, 7.3.1 and 7.5.1

Comments: This site, developed by the History Department at North Park University, approaches the topic from a scholarly rather than a religious perspective.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 462

Castles of Japan - Geographical Index

http://pages.ca.inter.net/~ttoyooka/oshiro/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is an index for the many different castles of Japan searchable by selecting the place on the map. The site provides a picture and basic historical information about each site. Standard 7.5.3

Comments: Some of the pictures are very large files.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 602

Folktales from Japan

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/japan.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are eight text-only Japanese folktales that provide an interesting window on Japanese culture for people of all ages. This site links to a very broad study of folklore throughout the world by D.L. Ashliman at the University of Pittsburg. Standards 1.4.3, 6.6.3, and 7.5.3

Comments: The text is dense for young students, so a read-aloud with an activity to illustrate the tales would work well. The tales will be a very useful illustration of Confucianist and Japanese cultural themes in a sixth or seventh grade class.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1265

Haiku for People

http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Haiku is one of the most important form of traditional Japanese poetry. Haiku is, today, a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Since early days, there has been confusion between the three related terms Haiku, Hokku and Haikai. The term hokku literally means "starting verse", and was the first starting link of a much longer chain of verses known as haika. Learn more at this site. Standard 7.5.5

Comments: This is a useful site for a Language Arts-History core class.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1476

History of Tea Drinking in Japan

http://www.urasenke.org/tradition/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a fascinating history of tea growing, brewing and drinking in Japanese culture. The site has wonderful artwork and traditional references throughout. Standard 7.5.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1597

Japan Atlas

http://web-japan.org/atlas/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site, sponsored by the Japanese Information Network, includes maps, photographs and text about historic sites, festivals, architecture, nature and more. Standard 7.5.0

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1797

Kabuki for Everyone

http://park.org/Japan/Kabuki/kabuki.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is great background information on kabuki theater which includes photos and a description of how it is performed. Standard 7.5.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1868

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