Modern Japan - Daily Life

Practice Activities For Download

Activity 1

Comparing Schools
Now that you know a little bit more about school in Japan, let's compare Japanese school to our school. See if you can fill in the gaps on the sheet below!
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Activity 2

Anime Watching
Anime is a hugely popular area of interest for lots of people in Japan and around the world. Pokemon is probably the best known anime in the Western World. Time for you to see what all the fuss is about!
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Activity 3

Manga Drawing
Manga is a huge genre of writing, with stories for all ages. Manga has a very special style of drawing that makes it stand out from other styles. See if you have what it takes to become a manga artist!
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From the Curriculum

Strand: Eras of Change and Conflict
Strand Unit: World War 1

Curriculum Objectives

The child should be enabled to become familiar with aspects of these periods:
1) reasons for these changes and conflicts.
2) people, organisations and events involved in bringing about change or adapting to change.
3) record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines.

Learning Objectives

-use the language of history including: chronology, timeline, causes, sources.

-sequence the events leading up to the start of WW1.

-identify some of the reasons why WW1 started.

-use online sources of information to research the flags of WW1 countries.

Learning Activities

-Video Stimulus: watch the video stimulus explaining the causes of WW1, pausing the video when prompted to answer stimulus questions.
-Comic Strip Sequencing: draw a three piece comic strip that explains the events of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination.
-Summarising: using the video content, summarise three reasons why war was inevitable, even without Ferdinand's assassination.
-Flag Research: using ICT resources, research the flags of various countries that took part in WW1. Research carefully to make sure you are finding sources that show WW1 flags not modern flags.


-Teacher Designed Tasks:
1) Comic Strip Sequence
2) Reasons for War
3) Flag Research Sheet

-Teacher Questioning:
1) Can you identify a few reasons why WW1 started?
2) Can you put the events of Franz Ferdinand's assassination in order?

Rang Maher