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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: ARTBase
The Art Gallery has "the most comprehensive collection of Japanese art in Canada," and thousands of objects from this collection appear in this online database, along with a large collection of Chinese art and smaller collections of Korean and Vietnamese art. Excellent zoom feature for all objects.

Go to Museum Resource: http://collection.aggv.bc.ca/
Exploring Japan: An Interactive Learning Experience
"Exploring Japan for grade six students offers students an opportunity for self-directed learning: three 'Learning Objects' may be investigated through a variety of delivery systems including maps, imagery, video clips and didactic material." The following topics are covered under each "Learning Object": 1) Samurai -- Arms and Armour; 47 Ronin; Bushido; Noh Theatre; 2) Meiji -- Geography; Technology; The Emperor; Lifestyles; 3) Spirituality -- Haniwa; Shinto; Buddhism; Confucianism. See the "Information for Teachers" section for a full list of learning objectives for each section.

Go to Museum Resource: http://aggv.ca/sites/default/virtual_exhibits/exploring_japan/index.html?q=exhi...
Tea: A Journey
An illustrated "story of tea" presented in seven chapters: 1) A Short History of Tea; 2) The Japanese Tea Ceremony; 3) Yixing Ware: The Importance of the Vessel to the Tea; 4) Banko Ware; 5) European Ware: The Introduction of Tea to Europe; 6) Worcester Ware: Japanese-Influenced Pottery; 7) Tea Today. Each chapter has extensive text and ends with a gallery of related images. The TEACHERS section includes six lesson plans (three for a visual arts and three for a social studies) and four student activities.

Go to Museum Resource: http://art.aggv.ca/tea/
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