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The Paper Crane

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Order Number: 126.0039
Format : DVD
Theme: A story about a paper crane and an exploration of Japanese folk art give us a chance to experience a sample of Japanese culture.
A mysterious man enters a restaurant and pays for his dinner with a paper crane that magically comes alive and dances.

LeVar celebrates Japanese culture by visiting Gasho of Japan in Central Valley, New York. Surrounded by lush gardens, LeVar dons a kimono and steps into the enchanting world of Japan, exploring the artistry of a Japanese vegetable carver and the art of origami. He takes a side trip to see how paper can be made out of old blue jeans, then joins Soh Daiko, an energetic and colorful group of Japanese drummers and dancers, as they perform the celebratory "festival of the drums".

Author: Molly Bang
Publisher: Greenwillow
Field Trip Segments
Yoko Gates Meet - Musician Yoko Gates explains and plays the Koto, a stringed instrument. Later, artist Mitsry Yafufuchi fashions animals out of vegetables.
Origami & Paper Making - An origami demonstration features animals and birds. Then, Linda Forgach, a paper specialist makes paper out of blue jeans.
Let's Drum! - LeVar joins Soh Daiko, an energetic and colorful group of Japanese drummers, as they perform the celebratory "festival of the drums."
Review Books:How My Parents Learned to Eat by Ina R. Friedman; “Paper” Through the Ages by Shaaron Cosner; Perfect Crane by Anne Laurin

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Use this episode to further enhance your sc ience curriculum.
Science Concepts: recycling, observing properties, comparison, measurement.

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Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Cultures and Traditions"

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Ideal for Grades: K - 4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126

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