This lesson uses student’s love of animals to connect with Japanese culture through the examination of animal symbolism. By connecting Japan and the United States through animal populations, students compare animals in the two countries. Students also learn about migration and the types of animals that migrate in the winter in the United States and connect them to like animals in Japan.
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Lead funding for the Asian Art Museum’s TeachJapan is generously provided by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
Additional support is provided by Susan and Kevin McCabe.
Teach Japan was created in collaboration with the following arts organizations: