Fremantle Press are running a cool competition, and this is the sort of brilliant activity that might win it. I totally love this amazing creative writing, design and technology activity, inspired by To The Lighthouse.
The children designed and built their own lighthouses, then wrote a story about the history of their lighthouse: who built it and when, wany notable events in its history, and what’s happening with it now. AMAZING!!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!
Check out the chequered history of this haunted lighthouse…
The Duncraig Saviour, by Tracey
This supernatural lighthouse is built in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.It is called the Duncraig Saviour because it is found by Duncraig citizens. It is surrounded by vicious sharks and loads more dangerous things.
The Duncraig Saviour was thoughtfully built in 1310 and was successfully built by William Shakespeare when he was only 22 and loads of people helped him.
Unfortunately, when the building was nearly done, the top part fell down and lots of men and women died. Also when the balcony fell of, there was great trouble.
The Duncraig Saviour is not in use any more. It is haunted because it has been left for a long time and that it has slid into the ocean. The little fence fell of. Now loads of people are trying to find The Duncraig Saviour and fix it but now so far, there is no success.
A number of links are listed below for your reference to learn more about the disaster and the response of the Japanese people. This is a small selection of the resources that are being gathered to help you to engage and inspire your students.
• Hope Letters: Hope Letters aims to deliver letters of hope from all over the world to communities affected by devastation in Japan. Volunteers will translate letters and deliver them in a manner that limits burden on resources and infrastructures devoted to disaster relief. Through technology, Hope Letters aims for each letter to be read by multiple readers and to be preserved for future generations.
• Pray for Japan: this website has a fabulous selection of posters created by Japanese children and
children from around the world with encouraging words.
This workshop was part of ongoing work by Ms Yuko Fujimitsu, Japanese Language Advisor for the Department of Education as part of the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP).
And while we’re sharing ideas on teaching resources, the following is a news clipping from the West Australian that celebrates some of the work of some students and teachers of Japanese in Perth: Well done everybody!
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