Fun Classroom Activities
The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Hornpipe Dance
Students will demonstrate the hornpipe dance traditionally associated with sailors.
2. Watch Some Scenes from Shōgun, the Series.
View some DVD scenes from Shōgun to discuss the portrayals of Blackthorne, Mariko, Toranaga, and Ishido.
3. Plan a Menu
Using only vegetables and fish, plan a menu for Blackthorne's dinner.
4. Samurai Swords
If possible, bring real samurai swords to class. If not, collect photos of samurai swords to show in class.
5. Japanese Dress
Demonstrate traditional Japanese dress in...
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