Unit 2

[L2] Unit 2: Lesson 5: Using informal speech (non-past negative)

EQ: In what ways do Japanese schools build community? Starting Points Learn how to speak casually with your friends, using the plain form of non-past positive verbs Culture Point: Japanese high schools have winter, spring and summer vacations, but usually not a fall vacation due to the trimester system.  Kanji Practice: Complete the worksheet while watching

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[L2] Unit 2: Lesson 4: Using informal speech (non-past positive)

EQ: In what ways do Japanese schools build community? Starting Points Learn how to speak casually with your friends, using the plain form of non-past positive verbs. Culture Point: In Japanese, there are formal and informal speech levels which depends on with whom you are talking.  Kanji Practice: Complete the worksheet while watching the videos to

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[L2] Unit 2: Lesson 3: Find approximately how long an event lasts

EQ: In what ways do Japanese schools build community? Starting Points Learn how to state the approximate length of an event or activity. Culture Point: 運動会(うんどうかい・Sports Day) is an annual event held in autumn at all levels of schools throughout Japan. On this day, students take part in a variety of athletic events competing either

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[L2] Unit 2: Lesson 2: Find the approximate start and end time of an event

EQ: In what ways do Japanese schools build community? Starting Points Learn how to say an approximate time for when an event or activity begins and/or ends. Culture Point: 文化祭(ぶんかさい・Culture Festival(s)) are annual events held at middle and high schools throughout Japan. At the festivals, students’ learning is on display in each of the classrooms, including

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[L2] Unit 2: Lesson 1: Talk about events held in certain location

EQ: In what ways do Japanese schools build community? Starting Points State where events take place using particle で Culture Point: Football (known as soccer in America) is one of the most popular sports in Japan. Football is one of the most popular sports in high school too.  Kanji Practice: Complete the worksheet while watching the

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