Culture & History of Los Angeles: Little Tokyo

by  Banyan Global Learning

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Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities on the planet. Explore Japanese-American culture and history by visiting the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood in DTLA. Learn about the founders of the neighborhood, struggles through World War II, and the post-war cultural boom. Experience the sights and sounds live with a teacher to experience rich history, culture and shopping in this unique LA neighborhood!

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By Request: $300.00


One class period

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Economics/Business, Foreign/World Languages, International, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Banyan Global Learning

Farmdale, NY
United States

Banyan Global Learning is a virtual education content provider with a global network of innovative educators. Our live virtual programs connect learners to undiscovered places, new people and fresh ideas

Our programs are taught LIVE and on location (time zone permitting) with TWO teachers — one driving the lesson progression and the other engaging from the field. These dynamic programs are unlike any educational program you have experienced. 

We have created a suite of virtual programs to reach all levels of learners in three main content areas: Social and Emotional Learning, Digital Citizenship, and Global Citizenship.

We love designing new programs, so if we don't currently have what you're looking for, just ask.

Banyan Global Learning believes in the power of live video to bridge cultural divides, expand empathetic thinking and prepare our students to navigate real life. We are mission-driven to create authentic connections that fulfill the needs of students and teachers alike.  

Robyn Bodin

Program Details


1. Program begins in front of Japanese American museum. Teacher introduces history of location and shares historical photographs.
2. Next, teacher shows the 2nd oldest Buddhist temple in the city and identifies Japanese themed cultural artifacts.
3. Pre-recorded video at the Japanese American museum highlighting early Japanese-American culture.
4. Interview local community leader whose family has owned the oldest sweets shop in Los Angeles for over 100 years.
5. Walk through Little Tokyo plaza, visit shops, and even read traditional haikus together.
6. Wrap program at wishing tree, make a wish together.


Participants will understand the diversity of Los Angeles
Participants will compare Little Tokyo with their own city
Participants will learn about the rich history of Japanese Americans and write their own haiku