These sites have information about Japan’s history, geography, language, education, and culture. Students can learn about samurai warriors, read haiku poetry, or see how rice is traditionally grown. There are maps, photographs, printouts, and more. Included is an eThemes resource on Asia.
This site contains many quick facts about the country of Japan, information about the government, and links to the official media sources. There is also a map, Japanese history timeline, and an audio file of the National Anthem
Learn about rice production in Japan. This site includes a link to a short movie that shows the transformation of a rice paddy throughout the growing season, and an interactive feature that illustrates how rice paddies are built.
This website is about the Edo period in Japan. On the interactive features of this site you can learn how to create a woodblock print, hear traditional musical instruments, read about the different social classes in feudal Japan, and more. Includes an interactive timeline, glossary, and classroom guide.
Learn about the continent of Asia and its many countries. There are maps, country flags, photographs, and facts about Asian culture. Includes recipes for Asian dishes and instructions for craft activities. There are links to eThemes Resources on several individual Asian countries.