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Fullbright scholarships?


From: Alix Peshette (apeshet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 23 2003 - 19:49:18 PDT

Those of you who have been accepted for the Fullbright to Japan; what sort
of follow-on plan did you propose? I'm interested in knowing what kinds of
ideas have been accepted in the past.

Alix E. Peshette
Technology Training Specialist
Davis Joint Unified School District
Davis, CA

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  Subject: Re: prompts/Japanese food

  In a message dated 10/22/2003 6:46:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
    Here's an inspiring (I think new) lesson. We're doing a unit on Japan
this year. My third graders were inspired by the plasitic food displays in
the windows of Japanese restaurants. These displays are so realistic that
you can't believe the food isn't real. It takes them years of training to
learn how to make this plastic food. I got some great images from Google of
fake shrimp tempura, beef bowl and fried rice. There's a district in Japan
devoted to this fake food.
  Kinnachiwa, Sky, you are ME writing this, right....LOL...we teach sooo
similarly, its uncanny! After my trip to Japan on the Fullbright
scholarship last year, I did a unit which taught a different aspect of
Japanese culture through art. Third grade made food. I wanted to buy
examples of the fake food to bring back, and although I brought back almost
everything else, when I visited the area known for this, and its famous
store, the fake food was just incredibly too expensive. But, my students did
this sculpture in ceramics. They added authentic chopsticks,etc. They even
made their own teabowls. We had an authentic tea ceremony (or at least I
shared with them what I could remember). The teabowls they glazed, but I
found that painting the food with acyrlic paint made it look more authentic.

  I will be sharing all my lessons and bringing examples of all grade levels
of my students' work on this Japan unit to the National Conference this
spring in Denver, if my workshop proposal is accepted. If you want to take
a ride to Long Island from NJ, Sky, I will share my "Culture Box" of Japan
with you, if you are interested in teaching other aspects of this
fascinating culture.
  Susan on Long Island