Enrich your Japanese classroom with a collection of resources
for all learners from The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
Students ask each other for various items so they can finish packing their suitcase. There are 12 items to obtain altogether.
Games Travel Primary Junior_Secondary Speaking
Students read a simple version of the folktale in a manga format and answer 3 questions on the story and themes. Students are introduced to the “tanuki” and learn a Japanese song with 4 animal names and sounds (こぶた、たぬき、きつね、ねこ).
Animals Folktale Manga Songs Traditions Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students act out this children’s story which can be easily understood by an audience with or without knowledge of Japanese. The play can be used by students not only in the classroom but also as a presentation for a school event. There are 8 parts.
Animals Food Group_work Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students prepare and perform a funny, short (1 page) skit that takes place in Japan. There are two parts: the Passenger and the Officer. The passenger is found to have concealed a live koala in their bag.
Role_play Skits Travel Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking Writing
Students try to be the first one to get four names in a row (horizontally, vertically and diagonally) on their sheet.
Games Leisure Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking
Students learn about the geographical position of Japan in relation to Australia, learn the names of Japan’s main islands and complete a true/false quiz with 15 questions about Japan and its culture.
Games Travel Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Writing
Students practise making sentences with relative clauses. The categories are Animals, Subjects and Places. The students must match the word card with the description provided. Each description contains sentences with relative clauses.
Games Grammar Senior_Secondary Listening Speaking
Students participate in a game show (like the old show “Family Feud”) where they guess how people responded to a survey.
Family Games Grammar Role_play Skits Senior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking
Students learn how to recognise the structure of kanji and become familiar with the concept of identifying and looking up a kanji compound by looking at its radical.
Kanji Senior_Secondary Reading