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LESSON STUDY WORK SAMPLES

In this section, you will find lesson study work samples (including lesson plans, reports, etc.) from lesson study groups that we have worked with. You can use these work samples to guide your own lesson study work/ formats. For work samples from U.S. lesson study groups, please visit the worksharing platform.

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Japanese Math Study Lesson Plans ©1999, ©2000, Greenwich Japanese School & Lesson Study Research Group.

Lesson plans marked with an asterisk (*) are also included as part of the Japanese Lesson Study Report cd-rom, which is available in the videos & cd-roms section of this website.

Special Education lesson: "Let's Try Various Calculations" (basic arithmetic)*

Second-grade lesson: "Triangles and Quadrilaterals" (drawing these figures)*

Fifth-grade lesson: "Size of Per-Unit Quantity" (finding quantities for area of land, forestry, and population)*

Seventh-grade lesson: "Plain Figures and Measuring Figures" (length of arc and area of sector)*

More math lesson plans coming soon!

 

Japanese Science Lesson Plans ©2000, Greenwich Japanese School & Lesson Study Research Group.

Lesson plans marked with an asterisk (*) are also included as part of the Japanese Lesson Study Report cd-rom, which is available in the videos & cd-rom section of this website.

Third-grade lesson: "Let's Light Up a Light Bulb!" (how to light up a light bulb)*

Fourth-grade lesson: "Behavior of Substances at Different Temperatures" (how water heats)*

Ninth-grade lesson: "Movement of Objects" (investigating motion around us, and presenting results from the results of these investigations)*

 

Excerpts from the Japanese lesson study open house booklet from the Greenwich Japanese School Open House on November 14, 2000. ©2000, Greenwich Japanese School & Lesson Study Research Group.

A complete copy of this brochure is included as part of the Japanese Lesson Study Report cd-rom, which is available in the videos & cd-rom section of this website.

Conducting Lesson Study: a description of the organization and summary of the Greenwich Japanese teachers' lesson study work;

Process of Developing a Lesson Through Lesson Study: a diagram which describes the sequence of the steps involved in lesson study;

Background and Purpose of this Lesson Study Open House & Thoughts We Would like to Share with American Educators: (1) a brief description of the collaboration between the Japanese teachers, the Lesson Study Research Group, and the American teachers at Paterson School #2; and (2) the Japanese teachers' insights and reflections about the role of the Japanese curriculum, how lessons fit into this curriculum, and how lesson study fits into this;

Lesson Plan and How to Look at It: instructions for reading the lesson plans and observing the lessons;

Mathematics Research Report: a description of the Greenwich Japanese teachers' reasons for setting up their goal and a history of the their lesson-study related activities.