Japanese Sports Quiz
Introduce students to six traditional Japanese sports and martial arts (Karate, Judo, Kendo, Kyudo, Yabusame, and Sumo) using this short and fun interactive quiz.
The presentation shows clear images of each sport and the accompanying teacher script provides basic background information to read to students before asking them to guess whether a statement is true or false. The beginning of the presentation shows the Japanese gestures used for ‘maru’ (true) or ‘batsu’ (false) so your class can answer as students in Japan might!
The quiz can be integrated into a longer lesson about Japan or Japanese culture, or used as a standalone activity. It is aimed at KS2 and lower KS3 or can be easily adapted for other ages.
Also check out the authentic Japanese warm-up Radio Taiso, a traditional 3 minute exercise in Japan, often performed en-masse before school sports day. It can easily be incorporated into a P.E lesson or tried as a refresher activity between lessons.