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Cultures: Japanese and Navajo Comparison Discuss this eTheme.

Students can discover the similarities and differences between the Japanese and Navajo cultures by using these sites. There is particular focus on the native herbs, foods, and ceremonies of each culture. Some of the sites include information on the Navajo Code Talkers. Included are eThemes resources on Japan, Navajo Indians, and world recipes.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

Links

This article explains the health benefits from a traditional Navajo diet.
Learn about the Navajo Nation, their flag, and beliefs.
This site has descriptions and photographs of some popular dishes in Japan. NOTE: The site includes ads. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
Read about basic Japanese food and watch a humorous video about a sushi bar. NOTE: The site includes ads. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
Students can read this history of the code talkers. NOTE: The site includes ads and pop-ups.
Students can download this two-page PDF file.
The Smithsonian has a traveling exhibit about Native American soldiers serving in World War I and World War II. This site has some photographs and explains the exhibit.
These sites have information about Japan's history, geography, language, education, and culture. Includes maps, photographs, and live views from Webcams.
These sites focus on Navajo Indians and their Hogan homes. The sites discuss the Navajo people, their culture, and their history.
Learn about the different types of food eaten around the world. There are recipes from many places including Korea, China, England, Mexico, Italy, Japan, and Africa. Read about cooking safety and dining etiquette, plus watch videos of master chefs preparing a meal. There are also some math activities.

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