Classroom Resources

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  • Omatsuri -Bon-odori-

    Students work through a series of activities based on the theme of bon-odori.

  • Fujisan

    Students work through a series of activities on the theme of Mt Fuji with a focus on the environment and significant world heritage sites.

  • Language Discovery Online

    Students are shown how to use the website Language Discovery Online to make contact with students in Japan that is secure and easy to use. The website assists them in composing messages in Japanese. The students in Japan reply in English.

  • Description Karuta Game

    Students take turns reading descriptions and grabbing picture cards that match the descriptions.

  • Manga: High School Valentine’s Day

    Students put manga sections back in to their correct order as they read about Erin’s Valentine’s Day disaster. Erin decides to give a boy chocolates then finds out he already has a girlfriend. There is a lot of colloquial language spoken between the characters.

  • Who Am I? Celebrity Game

    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.

  • Survey: Getting Up and Going to Bed

    Students practice the pattern of 「なんじに・・・ますか」 & 「~じに・・・ます」. The teacher can also conduct a class survey of students' waking and sleeping time by calling out various times and taking a tally.

  • Survey: Daily Activities

    Students circulate around the class asking questions of each other to find people who fit the description on the sheet. When found, students sign on the appropriate line.

  • Sumo Wrestling Game

    Students create their own cardboard sumo wrestler and play against one another by tapping on their side of the ring.

  • Hiragana Katakana Game

    Students can work with a kana non-reader to learn their kana better. A number coded system allows for the student to work with their helper to work through 70 hiragana and 70 katakana symbols (the basic symbols and the tenten).