Australia is well known internationally for its agricultural success. We are a popular country for trade and investment due to our political and economic stability, our natural resources, safe and ethical practices and high level of research and development.
This assessment requires you to use your knowledge of agriculture in your region with your developing Japanese language skills. This is a group task that will develop your skills in collaboration, project management and creativity.
A new mayor has been elected to your town. They are keen to increase the profile of your town on the international stage. The mayor has two key projects in mind.
The first is to establish a new sister city relationship with a town in Japan.
The second is to attract Japanese investment into local agricultural businesses to expand production and increase employment.
Your team will need to work through the attached tasks to help the mayor achieve these targets.
This task requires students to analyse details from a Japanese text, use hiragana and katakana tables to categorise export products and produce a bilingual video promoting their chosen agricultural industry using simple language and the scaffold provided. An optional extra would be to hold the “Expo” during a visit by Japanese students. The local students could share their videos at small stands and attempt to lure the students to invest in their product using the (fake) investment yen distributed by the teacher to each visitor.
What is Included in the Assessment Pack?
Each pack includes:
- Student task booklet
- Teacher marking guidelines and text translations
- Suggested sequencing advice including formative assessment learning opportunities
- Suggested outcomes and cross-curriculum content
- SOLO taxonomy feedback scales
The Japanese investment Expo assessment task is available for purchase for $73. It can be modified and reused each year to suit your cohort. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.