Students learn about the history and vocabulary of furoshiki, and then try wrapping various objects.
Animals Environment Traditions 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 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 story about the origin of the Juunishi (Chinese/Japanese zodiac). The play can be used by students not only in the classroom but also as a presentation for a school event. There are 15 parts.
Animals Annual_events Folktale Group_work Skits Traditions Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking