“Whaling, Japanese Culture and the Whitfield/Manjiro Story Part 1”

Local Summer 2022 Course Offering for teachers as well as interested adult community members!!!

Monday-Thursday July 18-21, 2022   8:30-4:00

30 PDP’s (37.5 PDP’s with project) $350 (or 3 credits/67.5 PDP’s from LMU additional cost is $235*) Participants will engage in hands-on activities based on the math, science, social studies, and language arts Massachusetts Pre-K-12 frameworks and Common Core Standards.  Activities include: the history of Captain Whitfield and John Manjiro with regard to Fairhaven’s whaling days; Japanese culture including language, calligraphy, art, music, cuisine; ELA, science, geography and math related to whaling; a tour of Captain Whitfield’s house, the Whaling Museum and the Manjiro Trail; creation of a Kamishibai box theater; and much more!

-Each participant will receive 4 complimentary books:

Check off your 2 choices on the attached registration form

Japanese Traditions, Rice Cakes, Cherry Blossoms and Matsuri, A Year of Seasonal Japanese Festivities by Setsu Broderick (Elementary)

Kamishibai Man by Allen Say. (Elementary)

– Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus (Middle School/High School)

Under Sun, Stars and Sails, A Whaling Family’s Life at Sea by Marsha Hall Brown (Middle School/High School)

Everyone receives:

– Shipwrecked, The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg

– Essential  Japanese Grammar by Everett Bleiler

Note:  There may be substitutions of book titles due to availability. Participants will also receive reproductions of primary source documents. (Recommended reading-  Manjiro: The Boy Who Risked His Life for Two Countries by Emily Arnold McCully)

-Participants will create Japanese cuisine for their lunch each day in lieu of bringing their lunch featuring yakisoba, vegetable sushi, tempura, and delightful dishes!

-Class is limited to 8 participants and will be held at 11 Cherry St. Fairhaven, MA, the site of the Whitfield Manjiro Friendship House Museum.

Instructors: Debra H. Almeida, EdD   (508) 642-2158; Ayako Rooney, Japanese language teacher and cultural advisor; Gerry Rooney, President and CEO; (508) 858-5303

*Project for graduate credit is due 4 weeks after the last class. Payment for LMU graduate credit is due the first day of class. Subject to possible cost increase.

Please complete the Enrollment Form (link below):

Enrollment Form

“Whaling, Japanese Culture and the Whitfield/Manjiro Story Part 2” (including SEI strategies)

Local Summer 2022 Course Offering for teachers as well as interested community members!!! no pre-requisite needed

Monday-Thursday–8:30-4:00 August 8-11, 2022 (credit card taken first day)

30 PDP’s (37.5 PDP’s with project) $350 (or 3 credits / 67 ½ PDP’s LMU, additional cost is $235*)  Participants will engage in hands-on activities based on the Massachusetts Pre-K-12 frameworks as well as SEI strategies interwoven. Activities include: review and continuation of the history of Captain Whitfield and John Manjiro with regard to Fairhaven’s whaling days; an essay on Manjiro’s attributes; creating a timeline of events; geography of Japan; history of the Samurai; Japanese culture including developing a personal box signature seal, origami, calligraphy, suminagashi (painting on water creating a journal cover/bookmark/scarf), bonsai tree, kokeshi and daruma figurines; whaling crafts including scrimshaw and sailor’s valentines; introduction to common Japanese phrases. New participants will receive: Essential Japanese Grammar by Everett Bleiler.

  • Each participant will receive 4 complimentary books:

Check off 3 choices on the attached enrollment form

A Carp for Kimiko by Virginia Kroll (elementary)

Whales by Seymour Simon (elementary)

Kamishibai Man by Allan Say (elementary)

The Bamboo Sword by Margi Preus (middle/high school)

Whale Port by Mark Foster (middle)

We Are All Whalers by Michael Moore (high school)

Children of the Light, The Rise and Fall of N.B. Whaling by Everett Allen (high school)

(Note there may be substitutions of book titles due to availability)

Everyone receives:

Japanese Cooking Made Simple by Yasuko Fukuoka

  • Teachers will create Japanese cuisine for their lunch each day in lieu of bringing their lunch. A class field trip to Quincy to the Kam Man Marketplace will involve shopping for ingredients, utensils, and Japanese artifacts and creating a photo slideshow.  Participants will create a gravestone rubbing of Captain Whitfield’s stone in Riverside Cemetery.
  • This course is limited to 8 participants and will be held at 11 Cherry St. Fairhaven, MA, the site of the Whitfield Manjiro Friendship House.
  • Instructors: Debra H. Almeida, EdD tel. (508) 642-2158; Ayako Rooney, Japanese language teacher and cultural advisor; Gerry Rooney, President and CEO; (508) 858-5303

*Project for graduate credit is due 4 weeks after the last class.

Please see attached enrollment form:  Enrollment Form-Part 2

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THE 17TH MANJIRO FESTIVAL

GREAT FRIENDLY MEMORIES

Stayed tuned for other pics as they become available.

WE HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYED THE FESTIVAL

​KEEP IN MIND THAT THE NEXT MANJIRO FESTIVAL WILL BE IN TOSASHIMIZU NEXT AUTUMN.

COULD YOU BE THERE WITH US?