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6/22/2016 5:22:35 PM

srogers
srogers
Posts: 30
Subject: Usuage in the Classroom
With the resurgence of Anime, Manga, Japanese Animation and Video Gaming, why not find ways to bring these into a classroom to promote education, through literature that promotes academics in English, Geography, Language.

You can encourage arts and further engage creativity through the study of the graphic art, and skill used to create the literature.

Below you will find a few more resources to implement in various classrooms and class settings.


https://jadesescape.com/2011/10/29/using-anime-influences-in-the-classroom/

http://aboutjapan.japansociety.org/content.cfm/anime_and_manga_its_not_all_make-believe

https://shinpaideshou.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/multimodal-literacies-and-using-mangaanime-in-the-classroom/
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6/22/2016 6:06:31 PM

njimenez
njimenez
Posts: 58
Subject: Reply: Anime in the classroom
For teachers who would like to teach Anime in their classroom here are lesson plans to introduce students on it.


Anime Lessons: An Introduction to Anime Drawing has 5 lessons. http://www.brighthubeducation.com/high-school-lessons-the-arts/104636-introduction-to-anime-drawing/


The best Art lesson plans for any discipline: Incredible Art Department. Below is a lesson on the Art of Japan using block printmaking, sculpture, origami, ceramics, gyotaku (fish printing), and animi. http://www.incredibleart.org/files/Cathy-Japan.htm
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6/22/2016 8:41:20 PM

csanchez
csanchez
Posts: 37
Subject: Reply: Anime in the classroom
Thank you @njimenez and @srogers, I think my students would love lessons with Anime and or Manga involved. I think that many of my students could apply this to their set of skills as well. I would like to work on a history unit where students use anime or manga to provide a visual representation of different time periods from different parts of the world. I think this would allow them to be creative and to synthesize information! These examples you both posted are really exciting, because now I have a basis to use for my own lessons. I can imagine all of the great products students can have after a lesson such as this.

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Cecilia Sánchez
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6/24/2016 7:38:46 AM

nburgess
nburgess
Posts: 31
Subject: Great!
I agree thank you njimenez and srogers for posting these awesome resources, I have a lot of students who are very interested in drawing and art, specifically Anime ], so I really think my students would run with these and have a great time. I would love to use this next year and find a way to introduce this into a history unit, I really feel like students would be engaged!
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6/24/2016 11:13:19 AM

bcenteno
bcenteno
Posts: 32
Subject: Japan Art and Culture
@njimenez

Thank you so much for sharing this research. I have a portion of my kids that love anime and I think this would be a great lesson that can be cross curricular in both Art and History class. While art can tech the techniques for drawing anime cartoons, history can allow students who are interested in expressing what they learned in a unit through an anime comic strip.

This is another resource that i found on Japanese culture and magna. Incorporating the interests of students into history content is a great investment tool that can engage our students and allow them to connect with history content.

http://www.indiana.edu/~easc/publications/k12/documents/JapanArtLessonPlan.pdf
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6/24/2016 11:21:14 AM

bcenteno
bcenteno
Posts: 32
Subject: Origami- Cross curricular Instruction- Art, History and Math
Growing up, I took an origami class at my local library in Gardena. My instructor made beautiful origami structures and displayed them in the library. i found an amazing lesson in which it can be connected to art, math, and history. My school always pushes our contents to have cross-curricular instruction. If you are looking to incorporate more art and math into your history lessons, this would be a great article that suggests ways in which you can combine art, history, and math.

http://aboutjapan.japansociety.org/content.cfm/origami_in_the_classroom
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7/25/2016 11:27:26 PM

rbrady
rbrady
Posts: 39
Subject:
Thank you all for the great resources. This is a great way to engage students that struggle with academics into the curriculum. Great transition to social studies and discussion of "soft power", Godzilla and manga manifestations of social angst and the ideas of cross fertilization of ideas across cultural divides. Will definitely incorporate some of this art into STEAM lessons as well. Had been teaching origami with help of my students. A great winter holiday project is the 3-D snowflake takes this to a higher level and gets kids thinking 3D nice introduction to 3D printing concepts as well.
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8/12/2016 9:07:32 AM

rbrady
rbrady
Posts: 39
Subject:
Great opportunity here to teach both art and literature. Every I have I group of students, usually boys, that resist writing yet have great artistic ability and love to draw animated characters. Our curriculum is now incorporating to use of storyboards in teaching children how to write. This is a small scale version of what Disney and many animation studios do. They basically develop completed story lines with animation. Story Strips may have a beginning, middle, and end and require the identification of subject, action, transitional vocabulary and story elements. This is put on a paper with animation and written dialogue. I will be showing some Anime and children appropriate Manga to my fourth and fifth grade classrooms to given them some examples and well throughout story lines. We may even dissect a Japanese animation story and identify its elements before asking the students to create their own.
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8/28/2016 4:52:48 PM

yreynoso
yreynoso
Posts: 23
Subject:
A very constructive way to further discuss Japanese culture and customs would be through the exploration and annotation of manga, anime, and Japanese video games which offer authentic traditional values and insight through an artistic perspective. Japanese anime can be used as a template in the classroom to create a dialogue that encourages students to dissect the meanings of specific cultural references and engage in meaningful discussions that provide a more extensive understanding of Japanese practices. It’s simultaneously educational and entertaining! Great way to keep students attentive and interested in the classroom. Here is the article that I referenced my information from.
http://aboutjapan.japansociety.org/content.cfm/anime_and_manga_its_not_all_make-believe
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6/19/2017 8:12:23 PM

bmitchell
bmitchell
Posts: 32
Subject: More on Origami
I like the idea of getting students to write stories with a storyboard and manga/anime. I have a lot of students that like to draw, and a number of them are also into anima and manga. Integrating that into the classroom would be great.

I also want to echo, tho, something that bcenteno wrote, about using origami in the classroom to introduce certain topics of east-asian and Japanese influence. There's a great documentary called Between the Folds that talks about how origami opens up a whole world of mathematics, as well as different ways it gets used artistically, as research, and as engineering. A really great documentary that some students would enjoy.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/between-the-folds/
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