Classroom Resources

Primary Traditions Reading

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  • 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.

  • Art Speaks Japanese

    The Japanese Collection at the Art Gallery is used as a stimulus for students to learn about Japanese culture and also read and create Japanese texts.

  • Manga: Ikkyu san

    Students learn about the historical figure Ikkyuusan by reading a manga created using very simple Japanese.

  • Sumo Related Activities

    Students are introduced to and learn about sumo through key words and phrases presented in a number of games and activities.

  • Manga: Taketori Monogatari

    Students read the manga of the story of Kaguyahime. There are tasks to complete and discussion questions. They can also perform the skit or use it as a base for discussion on its themes and the topic of fairy tales.

  • Manga: Sarukani Gassen

    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

  • Manga: Bumbuku Chagama

    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).

  • Play: The Twin Millionaires and the Straw

    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 in the classroom or as a presentation for a school event. There are 12 parts.

  • Play: The Juunishi Story

    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.

  • Play: The Big Turnip

    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.