Unit 7 – Classroom & Service Projects

Traditional Japanese Storytelling — Kamishibai Cards

Below is a sample of the kamishibai cards being developed by the Stanford Program on International and Cross- Cultural Education. Kamishibai is a traditional method of Japanese storytelling in which a storyteller uses sturdy story cards that feature an image on one side and the story text on the reverse. The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) is developing full color, illustrated 11″x17″ kamishibai cards with English and Japanese text that tell the story of Sadako Sasaki and her origami cranes.

Download “Sadako’s Paper Cranes and Lessons of Peace: A Teacher’s Guide” or visit spice.stanford.edu to order a set of kamishibai cards for classroom use.


Memory, History & Memorials

Facing History and Ourselves provides inspirational thoughts about how and why people create memorials to commemorate historic and important events. This website will help you to design a memorial to an event or significant person.