Category: Japanese Culture

Grade 6: Inquirying and Analyzing Museums & Learning Spaces

We are going to continue to inquire and analyze as we think about sharing our own knowledge and interests with our community through our current unit:

How do Japanese art, history and culture make Japan unique?

While you are not necessarily creating a virtual tour for your final project, it is important that you analyze more learning spaces (museums) to find great examples.  The power of the internet allows us to visit a lot more museums than we could ever take field trips to.

First, we are going to go to Paris and you to take a virtual tour of the Louvre’s Egyptian Antiquities Exhibit.

Then I want you to choose at least three of the following virtual museum spaces to take notes on:

Best Museums in Japan

What Makes these the Best Museums in the World? (Go further and go to the actual websites of the museums when you find an interesting one.)

Use these prompting questions to guide your analysis and inquiry:

What makes them interactive/interesting?

What is not so great about them?

What did you learn from this site?

What could they do differently to share the information?

Try to use visual note-taking for this activity…   Make sure you include what museum spaces you are analyzing!

 

Image Credit: austinkleon.com
Image Credit: austinkleon.com

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Inspiration: Making Fun Videos & Bakkaikoii

I saw this on the web tonight and thought of all of you (my dear students).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW1WebEtMsc

For both 6th and 7th grade, your last projects were videos, but videos are so fun to make, I hope you continue to play around and make videos on your own.  If you don’t have time now, definitely play around this summer!

Be a creator not just a consumer on YouTube!

Nara Photo Contest WINNERS

FullSizeRender_1I’m sorry this has taken so long for me to post.  I know that you have been waiting patiently for the results…

There were so many amazing entries in the Nara Photo Contest.  It makes me also want to do one for our Kyoto Trip, but with it the day before summer vacation, it’s a little tricky.  I have another idea that I’ll share in June.

I am super proud of your photography.  You took some great shots that really captured the beauty of Nara in Springtime and our trip.

I went low tech on this one and made a mini gallery near my room on the 4th floor to display the winners and Honorable Mention photographs.

Come check them out next time you are walking by.  Here’s a little teaser:

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The Winning Photographs of this contest (chosen by the Grade 6 Team Teachers) are: Kianah, Ragini, Mark and MayaFullSizeRender

Please come pick up your prizes after lunch on Thursday.

But to all of the photographers with work on the 4th floor: Your photographs are fantastic. You have used the skills you learned first semester to create interesting images from our trip.

 

Keep taking pictures to capture all the amazing things you see!  You can even share them with the @cadesigntech Instagram account if you want to share them with our community and for me to continue to share them out.  However, once it is on social media, it can easily be grabbed by someone else to use, so consider this.  Watermark your photos if you don’t want people to just take/re-use your photos.

Grade 6: Inquirying and Analyzing Museums & Learning Spaces

We are going to continue to inquire and analyze as we think about sharing our own knowledge and interests with our community through our current unit:

How do Japanese art, history and culture make Japan unique?

While you are not necessarily creating a virtual tour for your final project, it is important that you analyze more learning spaces (museums) to find great examples.  The power of the internet allows us to visit a lot more museums than we could ever take field trips to.

First, we are going to go to Paris and you to take a virtual tour of the Louvre’s Egyptian Antiquities Exhibit.

Then I want you to choose at least three of the following virtual museum spaces to take notes on:

Best Museums in Japan

What Makes these the Best Museums in the World? (Go further and go to the actual websites of the museums when you find an interesting one.)

Use these prompting questions to guide your analysis and inquiry:

What makes them interactive/interesting?

What is not so great about them?

What did you learn from this site?

What could they do differently to share the information?

Try to use visual note-taking for this activity…   Make sure you include what museum spaces you are analyzing!

 

Image Credit: www.visualnotetaking.net

 

 Use this doc to share your topic with your classmates