Students become familiar with the names of major cities and famous mountains in Japan by filling out a worksheet which takes them all over the country. Students move around the classroom to find out what their next stop on the journey is.
Students learn about the geographical position of Japan in relation to Australia, learn the names of Japan’s main islands and complete a true/false quiz with 15 questions about Japan and its culture.
Students learn the words for 12 sea creatures as they play card games and observation games using the IWB.
Students prepare a TV show skit where they practise introducing themselves and answering about their favourite fruit (or other category). There are 4 people per group.
Students compete in teams to be the first to reach the top of the house. Teams advance by answering questions correctly and also creating sentences about the rooms they pass through.
Students form teams to answer questions about a Japanese house. They choose the room they wish to answer a question on and points are awarded if they answer correctly.
Students work in teams to be the first to determine the room of the house described by the teacher. The teacher reads clues from the list provided.
Students can work with a kana non-reader to learn their kana better. A number coded system allows for the student to work with their helper to work through 70 hiragana and 70 katakana symbols (the basic symbols and the tenten).
Students create their own cardboard sumo wrestler and play against one another by tapping on their side of the ring.
Students label each other as a famous person and try to figure out who they are by asking about their nationality, physical appearance, job, hobbies etc.
Students take turns reading descriptions and grabbing picture cards that match the descriptions.
Students use this reading material as a reading task, card games and task sheets to learn the pattern 「TransportationでPlaceに いきます。」.
Students practice verbal expressions for daily activities and create a wheel showing the times and activities they do in a day.