Class theme/topics discussed:

1. Warm up Activity: Number in Your Life
-A student says a number which he/she likes and other students guess the reason why he/she likes.

2. Discussion Topic: Thinking about gender role
-filling in the blank of the article in group (Which occupation is mostly for women or men in general?)
-general discussion

How did you pick this theme or topic?
In the previous lesson, my students were wondering gender roles in the Anpanman video. So I just wanted students to think about this issue more deeply.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Group work
General discussion

How did students react?
It was a kind of tough topics, but they tried to express what they thought in Japanese as much as possible. It was amazing!!

Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
I used an article from Japanese text book.

Please attach a copy.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?

Why or why not?

Connecting to the previous class was very useful for students to remember words for the topic. As for the warm up activity, they love to guess the meaning, which drove students to think about lots of questions in Japanese. It was successful!!