Class theme/topics discussed:
-watching previous projects
-discussing what students will do for the project
(They decided to make a video under the title of “my daring is foreigner.)
2. St. Valentine’s day
-discuss the difference between Japanese Valentine’s day and American’s one.
-watch Anpanman. (Dokin-chan no Valentine day )
-Question and Answer session to check how students understand the contents
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Today was the best time to think about the topic of Project and st. Valentine day.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
How did students react?
Students really love to watch the video.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Downloaded video from youtube
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
As for Valentine topic, they really love to know the cultural difference. Watching a video is useful tool to know about it. They could also think about the gender stuff in the video. (Because the contents’ of this video was a little bit sexist…)