Experience Japanese Culture
Grade 8 Social Studies - Japan
December 2022 - June 2023
Since 2002 the Edmonton Japanese Community Association (EJCA) has offered a school program, Japan Today, at our centre or at the schools. We have designed it as a supplement to the Japan module of the Grade 8 Social Studies curriculum in Alberta.
This year, we will offer in-person sessions at the EJCA Centre (or at the schools) and online sessions.
1. In-person sessions
Japanese Language & Customs (Slide Presentation & Hands-on activities)
Social Studies (Slide Presentation & Hands-on activities)
Martial Arts (Karate Exercise)
Dates & Time:
Mondays or Tuesdays, December 5, 2022 to June 16, 2023
Morning session: 9:45 - 11:45 am (March 2023 - June 2023)
Afternoon session: 12:30 - 2:30 pm (December 2022 - June 2023)
6750 88 Street, Edmonton T6E 5H6 Phone: (780) 466-8166
Group Size: Maximum 60 students
Fee: $300 per group
Registration: Please apply 3 weeks prior to the date of your choice
We may hold In-person Japan Today at your school!
Topics: The same as the sessions at the EJCA Centre
Dates: Mondays or Tuesdays, December 5, 2022 to June 9, 2023
Group Sizes: 1) 3 classes: max. 90 students 2) 6 classes: max. 180 students
Fees: 1) 3 classes: $1,000 2) 6 classes: $1,300
*Please inquire fees for 4 or 5 classes
Registration: Email your inquiry to email@example.com
6 weeks prior to the date of your choice
2. Online sessions
We offer two presentations of 30 minutes, Japanese Language and Social Studies. Our Japanese instructors will present each topic with a PowerPoint slideshow and video clips, including interactive activities for the students. The presentations invite the students on a short virtual trip to the Japanese culture: a unique, fun experience. We hope that this program will stimulate their interest in Japan and help them understand it better.
Students will be introduced to the Japanese language system. They will learn several simple greeting words, such as konnichiwa, answer quizzes, and how to write their names in katakana (Mary ⇒ メアリー). Students’ names in katakana will be emailed to the teacher beforehand.
The slideshow presents includes Japan's geography, history, advanced technology, contemporary life and students’ life. A Japanese presenter narrates. The short quiz will be a fun challenge.
Date and Time
30 minutes per session
Wednesday to Friday, from January 16 to June 16, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The start and end times can be flexible, so long as
there is no conflict with other bookings already made.
Maximum 60 students
An online connection will be established between the teacher’s and the presenter’s computers. Three views will be shared on the computer screen and can be projected on an available smartboard: the students in class as a whole; the presenter; the presentation slides.