A member of the Global Community



    鯨( Whale)
1. How it started.
2. O
3. Unit overview
4.Tasks (1 ~ 5)
Including Refle...
What made students/teachers to study this unit?


           Sensei, How to write Whale in Japanese?

That` why           ...
Objectives


• Developing knowledge of own histories
• Making choice is based on facts and experience rather
than media in...
OVERVIEW
       Task 1 “Whale” types of whales                                          Task 2 Whale Industries in Austral...
Task 1: Types of Whales
Task 1: describe various kinds of whales
          How many whales exist now? What types of whales...
Whale          VS       ME( 鯨 対 ぼく・わた
し)




Students’ Power point
Whale migration ( 鯨のいどう)
1994年から2003年の鯨のかずのちが
         い


                 鯨のかずのへんか

        600000
        500000
鯨のなまえ




        400000       ...
Reflection Journal
• I knew Whales are big, but it is interesting to know actual size
compare with myself.
• Sounds of Wha...
Task 2: Whale Watching in QLD
Task 2: make a map with information about
      “Whale Watching Industry” in QLD. (especiall...
Whale watching in QLD クイーンズランドで鯨をみま
しょう。
Reflection Journal
    • I am amazed 1.5 million Whale Watchers visit to coast.
     300million dollars contributes to Aus...
Task 3: “Our Concern”
               Students make graphs according to statistics .
               They read/ watch articl...
下の国が 鯨を とります。

4000
3500
3000
2500
2000                   Series2
1500
1000
 500
   0
Canada:
       Kills 2,600 Beluga every year out of total population of 55,000.
           The IWC has recommended total p...
Reflection Journal
    • Japan is the forth in whaling. But kills many kinds.
    • Whale can be used many products. Amber...
Task4:Whaling History
         Students find information and make a timeline.


Step 1     Class find information in the l...
Reflection Journal
    • Exporting whale oil was big export in 18 & 19 centuries.
    • During WWll An American General, D...
Task 5:Face Conference
Task 6: Action Plan

Students (pairs/ groups) choose types of campaign (e.g.
save whales, understand other culture, whale ...
Ideas “ What can we do?”

• Start your own Group At school

• Get involved in whale watching
  Become a guide/helper/etc.
...
Task 7:Face Conference –
Exchange Action Plans



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  1. 1. A member of the Global Community 鯨( Whale) 1. How it started. 2. O 3. Unit overview 4.Tasks (1 ~ 5) Including Reflection diary
  2. 2. What made students/teachers to study this unit? Sensei, How to write Whale in Japanese? That` why Do Japanese Japanese kill people think Whale whales? is a fish? 鯨
  3. 3. Objectives • Developing knowledge of own histories • Making choice is based on facts and experience rather than media influences or others’ opinion s • Understanding other party’s point of view • Applying and developing mathematic and scientific concepts to real task • Improving language proficiency (Japanese & English) • Working collaboratively beyond cultural boarders
  4. 4. OVERVIEW Task 1 “Whale” types of whales Task 2 Whale Industries in Australia サイズ・種類・生息地・生存数 観光 “ Whale Watching” Language どこで・お客さんの数・年平均・利益 長さは です。 It is ~m long Language 重さは~kgです。 Its weight is~ ~でくじらを見ます。 People can see at ~ 今~とうます。      Now ~whales in the 大人・子どもは ~ ドルです。 It costs ~dollar for world. adult ~ 年にほごされました。  It was protected 日本円で~です。  It is ~yen in since Japan     4 “History” Presentation exchange (PWP) 3 “Our concern” Whaling history in both Japan and Australia 何がおきていますか。 What is Compile Questions 日本とオーストラリアの捕鯨の歴史 happening? Language Language ~年から始まりました。 Whaling started from 日本・ノルウェーでくじらをとります。 ~年からー年までとりました。 It started from..to People hunt whales in Japan/ Norway. ~のためです。 It is for…. 大切です。数が少ないから。 ~を作ります(作りました) people make~ Precious animal, number is declining Send questions via e-mail for preparation Task 5 Q & A Face Conferences Task 6 Action Plan (Synthesising) Questions and answers What c an we do? 何をしましょうか。 Group plan – choice of presentation e.g. Poster, campaign (slogan), play, commercial Task 7 Exchange action plans Face Conferences
  5. 5. Task 1: Types of Whales Task 1: describe various kinds of whales How many whales exist now? What types of whales are there? Where do they live? What do they eat?   Class decide 3 types of whales and make a whale maps with whales’ information. Resources: Whale sounds, pictures of various types of whales, world map. Step 1 Listen to the sound, then students guess くじらです。 what kind animal make these sounds. くじらは おおきいで Students describe a whale. す。 海にいます。『住んで います』 ・・をたべます。 kgあります。 Step 2 Describe various types of whales. ~種類います。 Which types of whales’ numbers are ~の数が少ないです。 declining? ~から・・にいきます 。 Numbers (multiples, factors and primes), Measurement (length and perimeter) population density, Environment
  6. 6. Whale VS ME( 鯨 対 ぼく・わた し) Students’ Power point
  7. 7. Whale migration ( 鯨のいどう)
  8. 8. 1994年から2003年の鯨のかずのちが い 鯨のかずのへんか 600000 500000 鯨のなまえ 400000 year 1994 300000 200000 year 2003 100000 0 鯨のかず
  9. 9. Reflection Journal • I knew Whales are big, but it is interesting to know actual size compare with myself. • Sounds of Whales are very deep and have many differences like languages around the world. • Drawing a whale activity gave me an ideas that Japanese people might think Whales are FISH. • Some whales travel long distance. • Some whales’ number decrease significantly. Why? whaling? Climate change? • Japan is the only country doing whaling? Questions • Have you ever seen a Whale? (a) No I have not. I do not know if we can see whales in Japan. • Have you ever eaten whales? (a) No, I have not, but my parents did. I heard whale meat is expensive.
  10. 10. Task 2: Whale Watching in QLD Task 2: make a map with information about “Whale Watching Industry” in QLD. (especially Local area) Where we can see whales. How much cost for adults/ children. How much it will be in Japan. Step 1 Pairs and groups see brochures and fill ~でくじらをみます。 in the table 大人・子ども Place, cost (A$ and Jyen) ~ドル  ~ 円 . Step 2 Exchange their findings in the class. Listening and Writing As they listen to the findings, students fill in their tables.
  11. 11. Whale watching in QLD クイーンズランドで鯨をみま しょう。
  12. 12. Reflection Journal • I am amazed 1.5 million Whale Watchers visit to coast. 300million dollars contributes to Australian economy every year. I understand why Australia strongly against whaling. • There are many whale watching industries in our local area. • some cities/ towns in QLD I could not locate them in the map. But I know now!!! • Japanese currency has many 0s, looks very expensive. Questions • Are these prices expensive? (a) No, • Can you do Whale Watching in Japan? (a) Yes in Okinawa. We did no know until we searched in net.
  13. 13. Task 3: “Our Concern” Students make graphs according to statistics . They read/ watch articles and discuss our concerns. Step 1 Pairs and small groups read articles and ~でくじらをとります highlight problems. 。 Class list up our concerns. ~のためです。 大切です。数がすくな Step 2 Class list up questions in Japanese to いです。 ask Japanese students. Excel and graph
  14. 14. 下の国が 鯨を とります。 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 Series2 1500 1000 500 0
  15. 15. Canada: Kills 2,600 Beluga every year out of total population of 55,000. The IWC has recommended total protection for Beluga. The IWC has been ignored. Canada resigned from the IWC. Alaska: Kills 1,000 Beluga. Kills Bowhead whales every year. Total population less than 2000 animals. Killing by the Inuit protected as "subsistance hunting." Greenland: Kills 1,500 Beluga every year. Iceland: Plans to kill 200 Fin whales. Plans to kill 3,500 Pilot whales. Denmark: Kills 3500 pilot whales every year. Chile: Considering resumption of full scale commercial whaling. Peru: Considering resumption of full scale commercial whaling. Korea: Considering resumption of full scale commercial whaling.
  16. 16. Reflection Journal • Japan is the forth in whaling. But kills many kinds. • Whale can be used many products. Ambergris in the digestive system of sperm whales can be used perfume. • They should STOP NOW! • Whales should be increasing in numbers! • How does Pollution effect to whale numbers? industrial waste agricultural fertilizers and/or sewerage • How does Boat traffic effect to whale numbers? coming to and leaving from ports, noise and smell, • I am glad to know Japanese students have the same idea about whaling. I think it is difficult for them to express. Questions • How do you feel about killing whales? (a) I do not like it. But there are many people who are working this industry. • Can you see some whale products in Japan? (a) I saw whale specialized restaurants.
  17. 17. Task4:Whaling History Students find information and make a timeline. Step 1 Class find information in the library/ internet…… Step 2 Make a timeline ~年からはじまりまし た。 ~年に終わりました。 ~のためです。 Step 3 Exchange information with J students ~をつくりました。 and fill in their timeline.
  18. 18. Reflection Journal • Exporting whale oil was big export in 18 & 19 centuries. • During WWll An American General, Douglas MacArthur gave permission whaling to provide protein for starving people. Even in Schools’ “kyushoku” Many adults may remember the tastes. • Whaling in Japan began 400 years ago. Questions • Have you seen whale meat? (c) Yes, I saw Whale bacon in a supermarket. • Do you know when Japanese came to Australia and why? (a) According to our timeline, pearl divers went to Australia from 18 century. May were young.
  19. 19. Task 5:Face Conference
  20. 20. Task 6: Action Plan Students (pairs/ groups) choose types of campaign (e.g. save whales, understand other culture, whale watching), target age group in Japan, and organize style of campaign (e.g. poster, commercial, play, brochures)
  21. 21. Ideas “ What can we do?” • Start your own Group At school • Get involved in whale watching Become a guide/helper/etc. Go whale watching  • Monitor your Government's maritime activities • Read newspapers, radio, TV etc.  • discuss issues with students in Japan- one step a head
  22. 22. Task 7:Face Conference – Exchange Action Plans Students Forum in Japan November 2009

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