Prior to starting this lesson introduce students to the Nippon Professional Baseball League. Show Visual 1 and distinguish between each team and both leagues, Central and Pacific.
Give each group a copy of Handout 1- PowerPoint Requirements. Review directions with students. Tell students they will have two class periods to research cities.
Working in groups of two or three, students will select one team to study. Each group should use the Internet to research the home city of their assigned team while finding the answers to the directions presented on Handout 1.
Instruct students to complete their PowerPoint presentation before the end of the second day of research.
Assign student groups presentation times for days two and three of lesson.
Give each student a copy of Activity 2- Outline Map of Japan at the beginning of day three. Instruct students to label each Japanese city presented during the two days of presentations.
Allow students time to present their findings while showing their PowerPoint presentations.
Visual 1- Nippon Professional Baseball League