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Japanese Origami

The Art of Folding Paper: the Story of 1000 Cranes.

AATLC President, Dr. Pat Leigh, presented the activity “Japanese Math and Origami”. Young students were taught the art of paper folding, a tradition that originated in Japan but is also rooted in Korean culture. Dr. E.J., a Korean American, Iowa State University professor, taught this technique via Zoom with the in-person assistance of Dr. Pat. The lesson had elements of math (triangles, squares, rectangles), literacy (“The Story of 1000 Cranes” captioned video), geography (maps and globes), culture (poster discussion) and art (making the origami crane). Students were successful in making their own cranes and enjoyed the process.

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