2007


In 2007, teachers were asked to identify essential learnings to begin their unit. These were statements that identified the core concept that students would know at the end of the unit of study.

See units from 2008 here.

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

Dance

Intermediate/Middle:





Music

Intermediate/Middle:

Unit A - General - Traditional Japanese elements in popular Japanese music
(*) Unit M - General - Densetsu & Ongaku: An exploration of self-worth through musical improvisation and composition

Secondary:

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



Visual Arts

Primary:

(*) Unit D - Architectural differences between PA and Japan
Unit E - Simplicity in Japanese art
(*) Unit G - Japanese package design through origami
(*) Unit L - Hello Kitty, Meet Mickey! Making art using pop culture icons from Japan & America

Intermediate/Middle:

(*) Unit C - Handmade book of seasonal Japan
(*) Unit F - Puppet personality through manipulation of media and symbolism
(*) Unit K - Principles of movement in Japanese art

Secondary:

(*) Unit I - 2D - Traditional Japanese influence on modern artists

(*) Unit B - 3D - Form and surface in Japanese ceramics




Theatre


Intermediate/Middle:
(*) Unit H - Kabuki and American musical theatre