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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.

Play: Tanabata

This play, based on a Japanese 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: Momotaroo

This play, based on a Japanese 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.

Songs: Elephant and Bear

Students can sing along while they listen to the tune of the Japanese children’s songs. The hiragana is given on the screen of the webpage. The bear song can be echoed by the students in many places, making it easy to learn.

Manga: Bumbuku Chagama

Students read a simple version of the folktale in a manga format and answer 3 questions on the story and themes. Students are introduced to the “tanuki” and learn a Japanese song with 4 animal names and sounds (こぶた、たぬき、きつね、ねこ).

Japanese Obentoo Activities

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.

Songs and Hand Actions

Students can learn Japanese songs and vocabulary more easily if there are actions to go with the words. These 5 songs all have special actions to reinforce the meaning of the words.
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