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The following links give
information about programs put on by American schools to learn
about Japanese culture and history.
Exchange Between Japanese and American Children - Second-grade class
in Virginia Beach exchanges letters, artwork, and a culture box with
school in Gunma Prefecture, Japan.
Japanese Friendship Dolls Help Teach Students About Japan - On February
16, 2001, Henry Barnard School students celebrated Friendship Day, with an emphasis on
friendship with Japan. The first graders wrote a collaborative
story about Friendship Day.
Box of "Goodies" from Japan - Two Japanese dolls and other
"goodies" from Japan encourage students to learn about Japan.
Photo of Friendship Dolls' bulletin board and display.
culture brought home to students - Fourth graders learn about
Japanese culture from a group of visiting teachers, Japanese souvenirs,
and 73-year-old doll.
Dolls Coming to Chester - Students made many types of Japanese
arts and crafts. Also formed
traveling storytelling group in the tradition of Japanese storytellers.
a Year of Discovery and New Understandings at Orchard Prairie School
- Yearlong study of Japanese culture at small elementary school in
Seeds of Friendship - School that received two dolls from Japan had
lessons on Japanese doll making, clothes, houses, and food. Watched two
videos about Friendship Dolls.
The links below describe
Friendship Doll educational activities in Japanese schools:
Elementary School - Third graders hear story of Blue-eyed Doll at
Elementary School - Children learn about international cultural
exchange and peace through the Friendship Dolls. The students enjoy
sending e-mail messages and exchanging letters, pictures, and
calligraphy with children at elementary school in North Carolina.
Nishi Elementary School - Students do research about the historical
background of the Blue-eyed Dolls and about World War II by using the Internet and
Nishi Elementary School - "Blue-eyed Doll Panel
Exhibition" put together by students.