Enrich your Japanese classroom with a collection of resources
for all learners from The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
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 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 practise verbal expressions for daily activities.
Daily_routine Games Grammar Time Verbs Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Speaking
Students complete a map worksheet and/or a cultural information worksheet as they learn about famous cities and places in Japan.
Games Travel Primary Junior_Secondary Reading
Students role play in pairs, describing the face of a “robber”. The policeman must re-create the face that the informant is describing, feature by feature.
Describing Role_play Primary Junior_Secondary Listening 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.
Group_work Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students ask a series of questions to try to work out which souvenir another student is holding. If they guess correctly they win the souvenir.
Describing Games Grammar Group_work Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking Differentiated_learning
Students work on two tasks relating to kanji. In the first they look at how a stroke can be added to the kanji for “day” to form a new kanji. In the second, they form kanji compounds using cards.
Kanji Senior_Secondary Reading Writing Games
Students use their knowledge of giving and receiving verbs combined with logic to solve the problem of who received what from whom.
Family Problem_solving Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Reading Writing Differentiated_learning