1. A Tsunami in Japan? JAPAN 1. Go to http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/coloring_flag_japan.htm. Find the black and white outline of the flag of Japan. Download the image to your computer. Print two copies of the image. Hold the flag of Japan papers that you just printed at your desk. 2. Go to http://www.flags-flags-flags.org.uk/japanese-flag.htm. Color in one of yourflags like the flag on the website. Leave the other flag of Japan blank; do NOT color in both flags at this time, only ONE.
2. What do the colors on the flag symbolize? 3. Go tohttp://www.google.com/imgres?q=japan&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1024&bih=623&tbm=isch&tbnid=Hxxq16pCZci7QM:&imgrefurl=http://gost uj.me/uns-mikasa-japanese-dinnerware/&docid=Hgn7Jhwk8SIJKM&imgurl=http://www.sdnl.nl/images/japan.gif&w=420&h=332&ei=ocCxTtZGxeaIAt6qjRo&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=417&sig=117979322737759255944&page=6&tbnh=114&tbnw=144&start=85&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:11,s:85&tx=67&ty=52. Look at the shape and size of Japan. Now find it on the globe or the World Map in the classroom. What do you think the population is in Japan? Why?
3. 4. Check your answer at http://www.indexmundi.com/japan/demographics_profile.html.Write down the population of Japan. Explain why you thought there were moreor less people? 5. Go to http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/economy/index.html.What products are imported to the United States from Japan?Name a food we eat here in America that Japan produces as their means ofagriculture?Would you rather ride a Shinkansen or the bus to school? Why?
4. TSUNAMIS 6.Go to http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-earthquake.htm. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and read about tsunamis. Then watch both videos and answer the questions below. What is the difference between a normal wave and a tsunami wave? What questions do you have about tsunamis?
5. 7. Go to http://www.whoi.edu/home/interactive/tsunami/indexEnglish.html.Scroll over the World Map and discover where tsunamis have happened. Click on “Historical Tsunamis”. Explain why Utah is or is not at risk for a tsunami. Where was the most recent tsunami? When? 8.Japan estimates that it will cost them 25 trillion yen (yen is Japanese currency anddollars is US currency). Using the currency converter at http://www.xe.com/ucc/, convert 25 trillion yen to US dollars. Steps: 1. Type 25,000,000,000,000 in the amount bubble
6. 2. To the right is another bubble that says “From”. Click on the arrow in the bubble and scroll down to JYP Japanese Yen and select it. 3. Below this is another bubble that says “To”. Click on the arrow in the bubble and scroll down to USD US Dollar. 4. Select the dark blue bubble that says, “Convert”. 5. What is the amount in US Dollars? 9. Go to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JPY_coins.png. This is what Japenese Yen looks like. These are called coins. Go to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JPY_Banknotes.png. This is a picture of a banknote. This is similar to our paper money called dollar bills.What are some of the differences between US currency and Japanese currency? Why do you think there is a hole in the Japanese coin? 10. Go to http://www.japanese-names.org/. Choose your Japanese name! What name did you choose? Why?
7. Write your Japanese name in Japanese on the blank piece of paper with the outline of the flag of Japan. 11. Color in and decorate the flag of Japan using ideas and things you’ve learned from this Webquest. If you are finished with the Webquest, you can go to http://web- japan.org/kidsweb/games/index.html and play Japanese games. You will find the category “games” on the left hand side of the page in a yellow box labeled “Play”.