Classroom Resources

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  • Play: The Little Red Hen

    This play, based on a folktale, comes from a collection of plays and skits created by the ACT Japanese teachers’ group for use in their primary and junior secondary classrooms. Students work cooperatively in groups or as a class to prepare and perform the play for their classmates or at a school event.

  • Play: Ikkyusan

    This play, based on the true story of a famous boy monk, comes from a collection of plays and skits created by the ACT Japanese teachers’ group for use in their primary and junior secondary classrooms. Students work cooperatively in groups or as a class to prepare and perform the play for their classmates or at a school event.

  • Play: The Big Turnip

    This play, based on a Russian folktale, comes from a collection of plays and skits created by the ACT Japanese teachers’ group for use in their primary and junior secondary classrooms. Students work cooperatively in groups or as a class to prepare and perform the play for their classmates or at a school event.

  • Play: The Boys and the Dango

    This play, based on an old Japanese story, comes from a collection of plays and skits created by the ACT Japanese teachers’ group for use in their primary and junior secondary classrooms. Students work cooperatively in groups or as a class to prepare and perform the play for their classmates or at a school event.This story came from a NSW Dept of Education and Training School Magazine.

  • Developing Language through culture with YURUKYARA

    Series of activities exploring the topic of Yuru-kyara, culminating with a creative writing task 'Create your own ゆるキャラ'

  • Survey Quiz Show

    Students participate in a game show (like the old show “Family Feud”) where they guess how people responded to a survey.

  • Job Seeking Activity

    Students pretending to be job seekers are matched with one of four part time job options by answering a series of questions asked by the students playing the role of an employment agency.

  • Creating a Restaurant Menu

    Students look at a Japanese menu and discuss Japanese food. They may also proceed to a role play which takes place in a restaurant.

  • Manga: Ikkyu san

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

  • 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.