Students work through a series of activities based on the theme of Japanese traditional patterns
Integrated_curriculum Research Describing Primary Traditions
Students work through a series of activities based on the theme of bon-odori.
Annual_events Craft Describing Kanji Primary Research Role_play Junior_Secondary Traditions
Students work through a series of activities on the theme of Mt Fuji with a focus on the environment and significant world heritage sites.
Group_work Junior_Secondary Research Reading Songs Traditions Environment Quiz Skits Kanji Primary
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.
Food Kana Listening Speaking Traditions
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.
Integrated_curriculum Listening Traditions Skits Speaking
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.
Travel Group_work Annual_events Food Integrated_curriculum Traditions Quiz
Students learn about the history and vocabulary of furoshiki, and then try wrapping various objects.
Animals Environment Traditions Reading
Students create their own cardboard sumo wrestler and play against one another by tapping on their side of the ring.
Games Traditions Primary Junior_Secondary Speaking
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
Students learn about the historical figure Ikkyuusan by reading a manga created using very simple Japanese.
Folktale Manga Traditions Primary Junior_Secondary Reading Speaking