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WebQuest:

Set Up a Samurai Training School

(Middle and Upper Primary)

Samurai Kids 1: White Crane Text © 2008 Sandy Fussell Illustrations © 2008 Rhian Nest James Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London SE11 5HJ


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Niya teases Sensei and says he might start his own ryu training school.

The bath is filled with cool mountain spring water. I sink until, like a frog, only my eyes are visible. Fear of failure floats away with the mud. There is nothing wrong with being a frog. Maybe, when I am Sensei, I will build the Frog Ryu.

‘Maybe you will,’ the wizard says inside my head. ‘But now it is time to hop out and let someone else bathe.’ (chapt. 11 p. 105)

Your task is to help Niya set up the Frog Ryu by becoming one of the teachers.

1. Introduction


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Your team must find out about samurai training – what did the students learn, how did they learn, what equipment did they need?

Each team member will assume one of the following roles:

Archery Teacher

Wrestling Teacher

Haiku Teacher

Zen Master

Ikebana Instructor

Sword Master

One person may teach more than one subject.

Unfortunately you won’t get paid. The samurai teacher was considered invaluable so a price could not be put on his/her services. However, your students might bring you offerings.

2. Task


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Choose one or more roles

Archery Teacher

Wrestling Teacher

Haiku Teacher

Zen Master

Ikebana Instructor

Music Teacher

Sword Master

Origami Teacher

Click on your role (listed above) to see which websites you will be visiting to research your new job

Prepare a report on what you will be teaching, and how you will teach it.

Prepare an exam of 5 questions to test your students’ knowledge.

The team’s reports and exam paper will form the new Frog Rye teaching program.

3. Process


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Sample report

The Calligraphy Teacher

Japanese calligraphy is called shodo, ‘the way of writing’. It is considered an art.

The strokes of the characters have to be done in strict order. Straight lines should be strong and clear, and curving lines should be delicate and mobile. The shape and position of the characters drawn, the gradation of the ink, and the force of the brushstrokes are all important.

Kanji is one of the three character sets. Traditionally, kanji are written in vertical columns from the right to the left side of the page. Calligraphy is signed with a red seal – the artist’s name.

Calligraphy is best taught in the classroom where there is a stable flat surface. The materials needed are a black mat, a bamboo and animal hair brush (fude), black ink, special paper (washi) and a metal weight to hold the paper down.

The ink, called sumi, comes from charcoal sticks which must be rubbed with water on an inkstone until the right consistency is achieved.


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Sample Exam

What is the Japanese name for calligraphy?

In what direction is calligraphy written?

How many character sets are there?

What materials are needed?

Where does the ink come from?

The Calligraphy Teacher


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The archery teacher will visit:

Samurai Longbow

Samurai Arrows

Wikipedia – Yabasume archery

Kids Web Japan – Yabasume & Kyudo

How Stuff Works: Samurai: Training for Life and War (excellent picture)

Mounted Samurai Archers in Japan today (recreation with photos)

The Archery Teacher


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The wrestling teacher will visit

Jujitsu (samurai unarmed combat)

Wikipedia – Jujitsu

You Tube – samurai and jujitsu

The Wrestling Teacher


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The Haiku teacher will visit

Wikipedia - haiku

Haiku and poems by samurai

Haiku – A definition

Matsuo Basho – famous samurai haiku poet

Haiku – ‘how to’ especially for kids

The Haiku Teacher


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The Zen Master will visit

Samurai and Zen

Wikipedia - Zen

Wikipedia – koans

A list of popular Zen koans

David Suzuki – the man who brought Zen to the West (Japan Times article 2006)

The Zen Master


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The Ikebana Instructor will visit

Wikipedia – ikebana

Kids Web Japan – Ikebana

The Basic Styles

Japan Lifestyle – Picture Gallery

The Ikebana Instructor


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The Music Teacher will visit

Wikipedia – the koto

Wikipedia – the shamizen

Wikipedia – the taiko drum

Riley Lee – Australian Grand Master of the shakuhachi flute (listen to samples)

The Music Teacher


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The Sword Master will visit

Samurai katana

Samurai Sword making

Samurai Sword Facts

Castles of Japan Thinkquest

War, warfare & Weapons in medieval Japan

How Stuff Works: Samurai: Training for Life and War (excellent picture)

The Sword Master


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The Origami Teacher will visit

Wikipedia – Origami

Kids Web Japan – origami overview

Easy origami

History of Origami

Joseph Wu – Origami Master (visit the gallery)

The Origami Teacher


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4. EvaluationSimple evaluation.


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Congratulations.

You have not only helped Niya establish the Frog Ryu, but learned some interesting information about samurai training.

5. Conclusion


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