Contents of the teaching materials set (produced by: NHK Educational)
Booklet (1) Video DVD (2)
"Thirty-six Views of FUJISAN" ukiyo-e prints (for posting in the classroom) (1 each of 5 types)
Ukiyo-e (for group learning) (10 each of 4 types)
Kazumasa Arita was described as a teacher's teacher, with broad support among teaching professionals as an expert in elementary school social studies education. He was also the supervising editor of the Shogaku Shakai social studies textbooks published by Kyoiku-Shuppan. His major books alone on the subjects of teaching methodology and teaching materials number more than 140, and are full of valuable ideas. The quality and quantity of his books are enough to warrant a special "Kazumasa Arita corner" in bookstores. He also appeared in "Wakuwaku Jugyo: My Way of Teaching", a television program for teachers that was broadcast by NHK in 2005. Due to its popularity, a special program was also broadcast. In the classroom, he placed great value on the questions asked by the children themselves, and was widely known for creating classes that focused on this feeling of wanting to learn and explore. He was dedicated to the necessary preparation and creation of teaching materials for this purpose.
|2011 academic year||Feb. 20:||First model class, Fujiyoshida City Asumi Elementary School, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|March 2:||First model class, Fujinomiya City Kibune Elementary School in Shizuoka Prefecture|
|2012 academic year||Sept. 21||Second model class, Chuo Ward Taimei Elementary School, Tokyo
(A special class supervised by Kazumasa Arita)
|Oct. 2||Second model class: "Learning about Edo Period Town Culture from Ukiyo-e Prints", Gotemba City Kamiyama Elementary School, Shizuoka Prefecture|
|Oct. 5||Second model class: "Learning about Edo Period Town Culture from Ukiyo-e Prints", Fuji City Yoshiwara Elementary School, Shizuoka Prefecture|
|Oct. 23||Second model class: "Learning about Edo Period Town Culture from Ukiyo-e Prints", Kofu City Higashi Elementary School, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|Oct. 25||Second model class: "Learning about Edo Period Town Culture from Ukiyo-e Prints", Fujinomiya City Funatsu Elementary School, Yamanashi Prefecture|
|2013 academic year||March - April||Distributed 570 sets of teaching materials to all elementary schools in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Distributed 220 sets of teaching materials to all elementary schools in Yamanashi Prefecture.
|May||Distributed 20 sets of teaching materials to elementary schools in Chuo Ward, Tokyo.|
|Aug.||Conducted the FUJISAN Kids Study Program in Tokyo's Chuo Ward to commemorate the registration of FUJISAN as a World Heritage Site.|
|Dec.||Conducted a survey of the conditions of use for "Learning about Vibrant Edo Town Culture from 'Thirty-six Views of FUJISAN'" social studies teaching materials from the FUJISAN Kids Study Program in Shizuoka Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture, and Chuo Ward.
Provided 40 sets of teaching materials to requesting educators across Japan.