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 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 9 parts.
Group_work Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students use their knowledge of descriptions in Japanese combined with logic to name the animals and people.
Describing Grammar Animals Junior_Secondary Reading Differentiated_learning Problem_solving
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 look at photos, video and a song to learn about the components of obentoo.They can also make a virtual obento using the link to the Erin site.
Food Role_play School Songs Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Speaking
Students practise constructing compositions, using 5 Steps. The process teaches students to think about the structure of their texts and plan in advance. Sample texts and questions come from HSC Online.
Greetings Senior_Secondary Writing School Youth
Students pretending to be job seekers are matched with one of four part time job options by answering a series of questions asked by the students playing the role of an employment agency.
Jobs Role_play Senior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking
Students label each other as a famous person and try to figure out who they are by asking about their nationality, physical appearance, job, hobbies etc.
Describing Differentiated_learning Games Junior_Secondary Senior_Secondary Listening Speaking