Origami Resources for Teachers

 

Origami-related children’s literature

For grades K-3

 

Bang, Molly. The Paper Crane. Mulberry Books; 1985

Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako. Penguin; 1993 (Picture book version)

Falwell, Cathryn. Butterflies for Kiri. Lee & Low; 2003

George, Kristine O’Connell. Fold Me a Poem. Harcourt; 2005

Lachenmeyer, Nathaniel. The Origami Master. Whitman & Co: 2008

Lin, Grace. Lissy’s Friends. Viking; 2007

Saunders,  Mary Chloe. Spread Your Wings and Fly. Bear Cub Books; 2001

Wells, Rosemary. Yoko’s Paper Cranes. Hyperion; 2009

 

For grades 4-7

 

Angleberger, Tom. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Harry N. Abrams; 2010 (His Origami Yoda Series has 8 books total. I’ve only read the first three, but they are great!!)

Coerr, Eleanor. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Puffin; 2004 (Chapter book version)

 

Kids-Appropriate Origami Sites

 

http://en.origami-club.com/easy/

 

http://www.origami-resource-center.com/easy-origami.html

 

http://www.origami-fun.com/easy-origami.html

 

http://www.origami-make.com/howto-origami-easy.php

 

http://www.origamiway.com/easy-origami.shtml

 

Origami crane

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux1ECrNDZl4

 

Video on Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fABpssKWCoE

 

Text of President Obama’s speech in Hiroshima (He made origami cranes and gave them to the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Museum in 2016.)

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/world/asia/text-of-president-obamas-speech-in-hiroshima-japan.html?_r=0

 

Other interesting videos

 

Robert Lang on Origami (My favorite TED talk ever!)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYKcOFQCeno

 

Folding paper more than 7 times (I love this, too!)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRAEBbotuIE

 

And finally, two beautiful movies! They are intended for adults, but your students might enjoy some parts.

 

Between the Folds

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003DQ6I2C

 

 

NOVA: The Origami Revolution (Season 16, Episode 10)

 

https://www.amazon.com/The-Origami-Revolution/dp/B01LXRNJTH/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1502379109&sr=1-1&keywords=NOVA%3A+The+Origami+Revolution

 

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