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  1. The Land of the Rising Sun TJ April 30, 2007

  2. Before Reading • 1. Where does the sun rise? • 2. What do you know about Japan?

  3. Dr. Word 71-76 • 71. rise • 72. rising • 73. crowded • 74. chopstick • 75. kneel • 76. cushion

  4. During Reading • 1. Why is Japan called “the land of the rising sun”? • 2. Why do people in Japan use to eat their food with?

  5. After Reading • 1. How is Tokyo like other big cities? • 2. What other countries are in Asia? • Countries of Asia • http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blrasia.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia

  6. Compare and Contrast • 1. Name one way in which Japan and your own country are alike. • a.) They both have _________. • b.) They both have big and modern _____. • c.) Japan and Taiwan are both ________.

  7. Compare and Contrast • 2. Name three ways in which Japan is different from your countries. • a.) • b.) • c.)

  8. Visualize • 1. Draw a picture of what you think the Japanese flag looks like.

  9. Visualize • 2. Draw a picture of what you think Tokyo looks like.

  10. Visualize • 3. Draw a picture of what you think chopsticks look like.

  11. Visualize • 4. Draw a picture of a Japanese family eating dinner.

  12. Comprehension Practice • 1. Where is Japan? • (A) in far East Asia • (B) in Western Europe • (C) in North America • (D) in Africa

  13. Comprehension Practice • 2. What is Japan called? • (A) the land of the setting sun • (B) the land of the rising sun • (C) the island of the sun • (D) the nation of the sun

  14. Comprehension Practice • 3. What is Tokyo? • (A) a country • (B) a mountain • (C) an island • (D) a city

  15. Comprehension Practice • What are chopsticks? • (A) a kind of Japanese food • (B) sticks used to eat with • (C) sharp sticks used to chop woods • (D) Japanese pencils

  16. Comprehension Practice • 5. Which is NOT true about Japan? • (A) It is made up of many islands. • (B) It has lots of volcanoes and eqrthquakes. • (C) It is in an ocean. • (D) It has the moon on its flag.

  17. Listening Practice • 61 TokyoTara now lives in Tokyo. She shares her thoughts on this Japanese city. • http://www.elllo.org/Pages0051/061-Tara-Tokyo.htm • Japanese LifeKanade talks about where she is from in Japan and why she likes it there. • http://www.elllo.org/Pages0001/044-Kanade-Home.htm