All units, 2007-2008


These units were created at the Governor's Institute for Arts Educators at the National Christian Conference Center in Valley Forge, PA.

Units written in 2007 and 2008 had a Japanese theme. Units written from 2002-2006 did not have a cultural theme or focus. These units are not included in these pages due to the time needed to put them into the website. If you are looking for a specific unit from 2002-2006, please email the GIAE program director.

(*) Denotes units that include teacher reflections and student work samples

Dance

Intermediate/Middle:

2008 Unit O - Nature symbolism in movement





Music

Intermediate/Middle:

(*) 2008 Unit D - General - Composition and haiku
(*) 2008 Unit F - General - Music and response to changes in culture
2008 Unit Y - General - Composition exchange
2007 Unit A - General - Traditional Japanese music elements in popular Japanese music
(*) 2007 Unit M - General - Densetsu & Ongaku: An exploration of self-worth through musical improvisation and composition
(*) 2008 Unit G - Instrumental - Tales of Childhood: comparing middle school band music of Japan and America

Secondary:

(*) 2007 Unit J - Japanese Wu Hsing philosophy and composition



Theater

Intermediate/Middle:

(*) 2007 Unit H - Kabuki and American musical theatre




Visual Arts

Primary:

(*) 2008 Unit A - Handmade art influenced by Japanese daruma
(*) 2008 Unit I - Food as art
(*) 2007 Unit D - Architectural differences between PA and Japan
2007 Unit E - Simplicity in Japanese art
(*) 2007 Unit G - Japanese package design through origami
(*) 2007 Unit L - Hello Kitty, Meet Mickey! Making art using pop culture icons from Japan & America

Intermediate/Middle:

(*) 2008 Unit H - Japanese influences on artwork
(*) 2008 Unit M - Customs of festivals and celebrations in America and Japan
(*) 2008 Unit N - Traditional Japanese folk craft
(*) 2008 Unit P - Environmental influences in art
(*) 2008 Unit S - Japanese kites
(*) 2008 Unit U - Relating furoshiki and its contents to personal identity
(*) 2007 Unit C - Handmade book of seasonal Japan
(*) 2007 Unit F - Puppet personality through manipulation of media and symbolism
(*) 2007 Unit K - Principles of movement in Japanese art

Secondary:

(*) 2008 Unit B - 2D - Japan-influenced portraits
2007 Unit I - 2D - Traditional Japanese influence on modern artists

(*) 2008 Unit T - 3D - Building a reflective altered book
(*) 2007 Unit B - 3D - Form and surface in Japanese ceramics


Language Arts


Secondary:

2008 Unit K - Nuclear physics, Japanese contemporary film and contemporary poetry



Physical Education

Intermediate/Middle:

2006 Unit A - Creative movement and cardiovascular fitness




Science


Secondary:

2008 Unit K - Nuclear physics, Japanese contemporary film and contemporary poetry


Social Studies


Secondary:

2008 Unit K - Nuclear physics, Japanese contemporary film and contemporary poetry