Japanese culture investigation assessment task



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JAPANESE CULTURE INVESTIGATION

ASSESSMENT TASK
Part A

Task 1: Write a feature article for a Travel Magazine. Investigate an aspect of Japanese culture that you are interested in using the internet and printed material. Use the boxes on page 2 to write your notes. (14 marks)

Length: 1 page including a relevant picture

Visit this website for a list of ideas & information: http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/



Suggested topics



  • samurai

  • kimono

  • geta (footwear)

  • Typical farmhouse

  • Paper screen

  • Castle

  • Fan

  • Battledore

  • Warrior helmet

  • Torii arch

  • Samurai sword

  • Shinto shrine

  • Zen garden

  • Pagoda (zen)

  • Carp streamer

  • Rice field

  • Obento (lunchbox)

  • Shamisen

  • Noh mask

  • Kendo mask

  • Ikebana

  • Bonsai

  • Painted screen

  • Japanese festivals

  • J Pop idols and celebrities

  • Japanese Youth Culture “Otaku”, manga, cosplay

  • Film study: Japanese Anime eg Tottoro, Princess Mononoke, spirited away

  • Japanese martial arts – kendou, juudou, karate, aikidou, , kyuudou

These are only suggestions, you may choose to explore any aspect of Japanese culture that you are interested in! Have fun!

Part B

Task 2: Make a model of the cultural aspect you have chosen in Part A. (6 marks)

Task 3: Present your model to the class and talk about the topic for 1 minute.

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I am interested in learning more about _______________________________.




1. Describe your chosen cultural aspect - characteristics and features (7 marks)

























  • 2. Explain why you think it is interesting (4 marks)












4. Record your sources of information (1 marks)





3. Select and include a relevant picture (2 marks)


Japanese Culture Task: Marking Guidelines Name: ___________

 Interprets information by writing a detailed article about

an aspect of Japanese culture

 Shows an understanding of the importance of this aspect in Japanese

culture by reflecting

 Includes a picture of this aspect of Japanese culture

 Includes an appropriately referenced bibliography

* Includes a very well presented model of the aspect of Japanese culture


17 – 20

Excellent



 Interprets information by writing an article about an aspect of

Japanese culture

 Shows an understanding of the importance of this aspect in Japanese

culture by reflecting

 Includes a picture of this aspect of Japanese culture

 May not include an adequately referenced bibliography

* Includes a well presented model of the aspect of Japanese culture


13 – 16

Substantial



 Interprets information by writing an article about an aspect of

Japanese culture with some detail

 Shows an understanding of the importance of this aspect in Japanese

culture with some reflection

 Includes a picture of this aspect of Japanese culture

 May not include an adequately referenced bibliography

* Includes a model of the aspect of Japanese culture


10 – 12

Satisfactory



 Interprets information by writing an article about an aspect of

Japanese culture with minimal detail

 Shows basic understanding of the importance of this aspect in Japanese

culture with little reflection

 Provides a poor picture of this aspect of Japanese culture

 May not include an adequately referenced bibliography

* May not include a model of the aspect of Japanese culture


6 – 9

Developing



 Interprets information by providing some information about

an aspect of Japanese culture with minimal detail

 Shows minimal understanding of the importance of this aspect in

Japanese culture with no reflection

 Provides no pictures

 May not include a referenced bibliography

* May not include a model of the aspect of Japanese culture


1 – 5

Not developed



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