my place, your place
Warm Up - Watch as a whole group
Can you find Australia? Can you find Japan? Do you know how long it takes to reach Japan from Australia by airplane?
If you were to fly from Melbourne to Tokyo directly it would take roughly 10 hours by airplane. Usually you would need to stopover in another country on your way as most airlines do not fly directly to Japan.
How many islands make up the country of Japan? What are their names?
There are 4 main islands of Japan. Honshuu, Hokkaido, Shikoku and Kyushu. Honshuu is the largest of these. In total Japan has 6,852 islands. 430 of these islands are inhabited.
Whole Group activity
maru batsu game
Preparation - Print an extra set of Japanese colour flashcards, hiragana stroke order chart, chalk.
Houses in Japan - introduce いえ
Whole Group - Janken game - Doozo/Arigatou language focus.
Writing Hiragana - Outside Activity