Enrich your Japanese classroom with a collection of resources
for all learners from The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
Students play a barrier game where they have to identify all the shops in the row based on what each shop sells.
Games Role_play Shopping 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 9 parts.
Family Group_work Skits Traditions Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Songs Primary Reading
Students read the manga of the story of Sarukani gassen. They can then perform the skit or use it as a base for discussion on the theme of revenge. This story is known to all Japanese children; the tale of the battle between the monkey and the crab
Animals Folktale Manga Skits Traditions Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students use the train map supplied to work out who can get to the bomb fastest before it explodes. Students work out a route for each of the four detectives and add up the minutes it takes to them to reach the destination in time.
Differentiated_learning Problem_solving Time Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Reading
Students play a board game where they make their way around a map of Japan, practising inviting others to places by various means of transport.
Games Group_work Invitations Travel Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking
Students form teams to answer questions about a Japanese house. They choose the room they wish to answer a question on and points are awarded if they answer correctly.
Games House Traditions Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Listening Speaking
Students work through activities on the cultural aspects of individuals’ names. Students research their own names, present a talk, learn kanji used in Japanese names and make meishi. There is also a Japanese text on Japanese names for senior students.
Kanji Primary Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Reading
Students read a ghost story and put the jumbled word cards OR jumbled picture cards in order.
Grammar Manga Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Reading