Topics correspond to KSDE world history standards, but will benefit teachers of all grades and subject areas including language arts, gifted education and art.

The benefits are:

  • Open to K-14 educators in all grades & subjects, administrators & librarians.
  • Free admission to the Greater Kansas City Japan Festival, a $12 value.
  • Special hands-on activities including taiko drumming.
  • Optional one graduate credit from Baker University available for $65.
  • Power stick with copies of PowerPoints and additional educational resources about the samurai yesterday and today.

Cost is FREE for the first 30 educators to sign up.

Part 1: Saturday, October 1st, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM starting in Hudson Auditorium of Nerman Museum, Johnson County Community College followed by hands-on experiences and special performances at the Japan Festival till 12:30 PM.

Parts 2 & 3: Online at your convenience. You can check out the videos below:

To register: Email name, grade(s) and subject(s) taught to Randi Hacker at

For more information: Contact Nancy Hope at