For Students & Educators
Japan Society offers many opportunities and resources for teachers to grow their skills in teaching about Japan. These include:Teacher Workshops pair leading Japan Studies scholars with K-12 teachers to promote learning about Japan and to create new teaching materials.
Study Tours to Japan for middle and high school educators take a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at Japanese culture and education. View summaries of previous Study Tours.
About Japan: A Teacher's Resource is an online community providing resources, teaching ideas and a discussion forum.
Students can learn about Japan through our many fun and educational programs, including:
The Japan Society Junior Fellows program fosters a rising cohort of potential leaders with a lifelong interest in and understanding of Japan and the United States through exchanges of small groups of talented students.
Going Global International Student Social Networking Project connects American, Japanese and Pakistani Middle and High School students using a safe social networking platform.
Gallery Lessons for pre-k–12 grade classes. Call 212-715-1224 to schedule an interactive tour.
Summer Immersion Program for High School Students creates opportunities for teens to work with leading Japanese artists and Japan specialists on collaborative, theme-based projects including fashion and cuisine. View summaries of previous Immersion Programs.
School Partner Alliance helps selected schools integrate Japan throughout the curriculum by giving students opportunities to explore the arts and culture of Japan through dance, film, theater and the visual arts and by providing special professional development opportunities to their school faculty.
Children can send a message to children affected by the Tohoku Earthquake and its aftermath through our Kids4Japan Facebook page.
Upcoming Student & Educator Programs
Saturday, April 5, 10 AMJapan's cultural diversity, geography and history are illuminated through an in-depth exploration of rare works from our spring exhibition, Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum. In this two-day course, educators learn about Ainu designs, Edo-period woodblock prints and screens, contemporary ceramics and more through interactive lectures, a gallery tour and a hands-on art session.
Sunday, April 6, 10 AM