New Years Play| Ojisan and the Grateful Statues Japanese Folk Tale

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Grade Levels
5th - 6th
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37 pages
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BUNDLE This charming play based on a Japanese folk tale and its unit (37 pages) share the themes of New Years, multiculturalism, winter, kindness and forgiveness. Students strengthen their study of other cultures, reading (fluency), speaking (diction) and listening skills (restating) while learning to work cooperatively. This is excellent and very suitable for a Vocal Music, Social Studies or Drama class.

Based on the beloved Japanese folk tale by the same name, students will have an opportunity to:

• dramatize a folk tale using many of the elements of drama

• create straw hats

• design snowflakes

• sing an original song written in a pentatonic scale

• and use their imaginations to express emotion through movement.

Integrate with your vocal music teacher and present the play together! Your students can sing and accompany the song with metallophones, xyllophones and percussion.

This product comes with:

• script with stage directions to help you be successful

• stage properties list

• costume suggestions

  • snowflake construction directions
  • hat construction directions
  • post performance discussion questions and quick activity

original song

  • recording of the melody with the accompaniment

Comprehensive? You bet.

Time tested and created by an award winning drama teacher of 38 years,

Ojisan and the Grateful Statues is a guaranteed winner.

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Total Pages
37 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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