Japanese traditional patterns
Students work through a series of activities based on the theme of Japanese traditional patterns
How to use the resource.
This unit of work comprises a PPT presentation and a series of worksheets to be used with the PPT. The worksheets can be downloaded as a whole unit, or separately by activity, and the activities are matched with the corresponding PPT slides indicated by あ～さ.
Activity 1: What is もんよう?
Students learn about Japanese traditional patterns.
Activity 2: Shapes and colours
Students learn shapes and colours in Japanese traditional patterns.
Activity 3: Meaning of the patterns
Students find out what traditional patterns signify in Japanese culture.
Activity 4: Finding traditional patterns
Students explore Japanese traditional patterns in Japanese everyday life.
Activity 5: Comparing with Aboriginal paintings
Activity 6: Suggested assessment tasks
Step 1 :
Students research patterns from different cultures and discuss in groups.
Step 2 :
Students read a passage and underline the words which they will change to write their own.
Step 3 :
Students design their own patterns and describe.