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Japanese Weather Report

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

World Languages

Record a weather report in Japanese. All places can be built in Minecraft, demonstrating rapid weather changes and the language around weather.

avatar Submitted By: Stacy Lambert

June 21, 2018

Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

How to make a cool house in Minecraft

YouTube. (2018). How to make a cool house in minecraft - Japanese House tutorial [TEMPLE]. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3

Japanese Forecast

YouTube. (2018). Japanese Listening Comprehension - Listening to a Japanese Forecast. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont

Supporting Files

Minecraft Rules of Engagement


Minecraft rules developed by students.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn how to create a weather report in Japanese.
  • To be creative with weather and locations within the weather report.
  • To provide feedback for peers on Minecraft creativity and use.

Guiding Ideas

Looking at the weather notes, places of interest etc. Sample weather notes below to build upon.

Weather notes

• Tenki wa doo desu ka. What’s the weather like? てんき は どう です か。

• Tenki ga ii desu. The weather is good. てんき が いい です。

• Tenki ga warui desu. The weather is awful / bad. てんき が わるい です。

• Ii o tenki desu ne. It’s nice weather isn’t it. いい を てんき です ね。

• Kyoo wa samui desu. Today is (it is) cold. きよう は さむい です。

• あつい atsui hot

• くもり kumori cloudy

• あめ ame rain

• ゆき yuki snow

• かぜ Kaze wind(y)

Seasons

• はる haru Spring

• なつ natsu Summer

• あき aki Autumn

• ふゆ fuyu Winter

 

Student Activities

• Things you need to do to complete this task:

• Look at the vocabulary / sentence structures in Chapter 7 Mirai 2 as a guide (or any other text in regards to weather in Japanese Stage 5)

• Watch weather reports on Australian news and other weather reports from Japan to get an idea of presentation

• Your report must contain a minimum of thirty (30) sentences AND BE HANDED IN – WRITTEN IN HIRAGANA / KATAKANA.

• Include the recording of your weather report with Minecraft as the backdrop. Use Minecraft to demonstrate where you are in Japan, what the weather is like, what you might be wearing (temperature appropriate)

• You can be creative

• Read the Minecraft Rules of Engagement (or similar class rules in regards to Minecraft)

• If you want to do it as an office mix, lessons are on Lynda.com. Or you can screen shot from Minecraft using the Camera and Portfolio within Minecraft.

• Read the marking rubric

 

Performance Expectations

Summary – to hand in:

• Transcript (in Hiragana / Katakana)

• Video of weather report in Japanese using Minecraft .

• You will be marked on the written / read and spoken component of this task. Ten marks will also be allocated to the creativity you use within Minecraft (meaning expert levels do not need to be reached). This section for ten marks will be marked by your peers and will be determined by your ability to discuss the process, what you learned, the challenges you faced, the problems you solved and how you did that.

Below is the Minecraft section of the rubric:

  • Imagine possibilities and connect ideas - create and connect complex ideas using imagery, analogies and symbolism 2.0 pts
  1. Achieved 2.0 pts
  2. Developing 1.0 pts
  3. Not yet achieved
  • Transfer knowledge into new contexts- Identify, plan and justify transference of knowledge to new contexts 2.0 pts
  1. Achieved 2.0 pts
  2. Developing 1.0 pts
  3. Not yet achieved
  • Evaluate procedures and outcomes -evaluate the effectiveness of ideas, products and performances and implement courses of action to achieve desired outcomes against criteria they have identified 2.0 pts

 

  1. Achieved 2.0 pts
  2. Developing 1.0 pts
  3. Not yet achieved

 

  • Apply logic and reasoning analyse reasoning used in finding and applying solutions, and in choice of resources 2.0 pts
  1. Achieved 2.0 pts
  2. Developing 1.0 pts
  3. Not yet achieved

 

  • Overall development of weather report in Minecraft 2.0 pts

 

  1. Achieved 2.0 pts
  2. Developing 1.0 pts
  3. Not yet achieved

 

Rubric reference from:

Australiancurriculum.edu.au. (2018). [online] Available at: https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/media/1072/general-capabilities-creative-and-critical-thinking-learning-continuum.pdf [Accessed 31 May 2018].

 

 

Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

How to make a cool house in Minecraft

YouTube. (2018). How to make a cool house in minecraft - Japanese House tutorial [TEMPLE]. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3

Japanese Forecast

YouTube. (2018). Japanese Listening Comprehension - Listening to a Japanese Forecast. [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont

Supporting Files

Minecraft Rules of Engagement


Minecraft rules developed by students.