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Teacher Resources

Find the perfect guide to complement your elementary or middle school lesson plans. Our Educator Guides can help turn your next group visit into an educational experience to remember. Below you’ll find guides for both of our permanent exhibits: Japan Through the Eyes of A Child (JTEC), as well as The Yamato Colony: Pioneering Japanese in Florida. Guides include tour info, lesson plans, extra resources, professional development guides and more!

JTEC Guide

JTEC Educators’s Guide

Based on the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, the Japan Through the Eyes of a Child Educator’s Guide provides essential information for elementary teachers planning to bring students to visit the unique exhibit of daily life in Japan.

Yamato Colony Guide

Yamato Colony Educator’s Guide

This Educator’s Guide offers the elementary or middle school teacher lesson plans to complement the Yamato Colony pictorial exhibit that details the Japanese farming community that existed here during the early to mid 1900s.

George’s Journey: A Japanese Immigrant’s South Florida Experience

George’s classic immigrant story — an ambitious young man, seeking opportunity, travels to America to make a better life for himself, is central to the history of Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. Educators are invited to share this story of perseverance and prosperity through a traditional Japanese story telling device – kamishibai, or paper drama.

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George’s Journey

For consultation, please schedule an appointment, call 561-233-1327. Download the Resource Packet below:


George’s Story (Similified Version) DIY Kamishibai (Japanese Story Telling Cards) of George’s Journey

Kamishibai Directions

Online Resources

There are many resources for information about Japan online. Listed here are some recommended websites as well as local performers and organizations eager to share their talents and knowledge with area students.