DownloadKamishibai: Lesson 7
This optional art class combines Kamishibai with Manga, giving students a basic introduction to this popular artistic style and allowing them to experiment and create their own manga characters which can be included in their kamishibai.
DownloadKamishibai: Lesson 4
This lesson focuses on oral storytelling; the students will develop their ability to tell stories through games and group work. Students also have the chance to add to the story map from the previous lesson.
DownloadKamishibai: Lesson 3
In this lesson students continue to look at story structure and build on the skills from the previous two lessons by creating a story map, putting all the key events of a story in order.
DownloadKamishibai: Lesson 1
Students will be introduced to kamishibai and make their own story plate, gathering the most important elements of the story all in one place. It can be used as a standalone lesson for those who don’t have time to follow the whole scheme of work, or for KS1 students.
DownloadKamishibai: Japanese Storytelling
Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese street theatre in the form of picture card storytelling. As creating and using Kamishibai hones speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, they have many cross-curricular applications.
DownloadObon Festival (August)
Obon is one of the most important annual festivals in Japan and takes place in the summer. It is based on the Buddhist belief that the spirits of ancestors return to their family home at this time of year.
DownloadThe Atomic Bombings of Japan: External Resource List
A list of external resources about the atomic bombings to help educators find information and content to teach young people about the bombings and their impact.
DownloadUndokai - Japanese Sports Day: Lesson 6
The Sports Day combines all the elements of the individual lessons, allowing students to experience an authentic Japanese undokai (Sports Day). Use the sample timetable including in the lesson plan as a guide to planning your own event.