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.

  • Taiko and the rhythm of Japanese

    Students learn about the rhythm of Japanese focusing on haku (mora). In activities using their hands, feet drums etc. students become familiar with the pronunciation of Japanese words.

  • Japanese Language and Culture through Rakugo

    Students get to know about rakugo by answering a rakugo quiz and watching a YouTube video of Katsura Sunshine, a foreign-born professional rakugo storyteller. Senior students can also create their own rakugo story, and gain inspiration for their language learning by listening to Katsura Sunshine talking about his language learning experiences in Japanese.

  • Quiz: Japanese Food

    Students learn about Japanese language and culture through a quiz-style slideshow, which contains multiple choice questions with visual cues. Question and answer slides are followed by an explanatory slide which gives context and detail.

  • Developing language and culture using furoshiki

    Students learn about the history and vocabulary of furoshiki, and then try wrapping various objects.

  • Sumo Wrestling Game

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

  • 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.