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
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.
Traditions House Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Reading Writing
Songs Primary Reading
Students learn about the historical figure Ikkyuusan by reading a manga created using very simple Japanese.
Folktale Manga Traditions 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 are introduced to and learn about sumo through key words and phrases presented in a number of games and activities.
Games Traditions Primary Listening Reading
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.
Folktale Manga Skits Traditions Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking
Students match pictures of families to corresponding text or vice versa.
Family Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking Writing
Students work through a series of information gap exercises on the topic of daily routine; what time different activities occur.
Daily_routine Primary Junior_Secondary Listening Reading Speaking Writing
Students perform a short skit about the origins of the Tanabata Festival held in July. The skit emphasises the months and how the lovers can only meet once a year.
Annual_events Skits Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking