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Foods and Languages of the World 

Teachers: Amy Gigler, Kellie Meyer, Maura Zang
Project Children L.E.A.D. Director: Dr. Vincenne Revilla Beltran
Subject Area: Diversity, Language Arts/History
Grade level: Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 4-5)
Length of Lesson: 30 minutes, Day 6 of 7

Learning Goals: The class will be educated on different foods from the Japanese culture and Japanese fans.

Day 6

NAEYC Standards

Creative Expression and Appreciation for the Arts.

2.79 Children are provided opportunities to gain appreciation of art, music,

drama, and dance in all of its cultural diversity

2.81 Children have opportunities to respond to the art of other children and adults


State Standards

Develop Self Concept

1.4 Attempt new experiences with confidence and independence

Develop a Positive Self Concept

1.4 Attempt new experiences with confidence and indepedence


Objective: The students will be able to taste Japanese food and create Japanese fans.


Materials: Japanese Fans




Rice Crackers

Adaptations to Differentiate Instruction: The class will be shown a variety of Japanese Culture to look at and try on if they do not wish to create their own fan.

Procedure: "Japanese Fans"

  1. The class will be introduced to Japanese fans and how they are mad and used in Japan.

  2. The class will then be given paper and paint to create their own fans.

  3. The fans will then be bound at the bottom for the fan to be used.

  4. The class will then show their peers the fans that they have created.

  5. The class will enjoy a tasty treat of Japanese Rice Crackers and will discuss how they taste compared to the food we eat everyday.

Key Experiences: Language Representation, Creative Representation, Social Interaction