This resource introduces students to Japanese Noh Theatre. Through scaffolded language activities, students develop their Japanese vocabulary including colours, adjectives and terms for key features of Noh theatre. Using Japanese language skills, students communicate their thoughts and interpretations of works from the NGV Collection, and create and describe their own Noh inspired character in a short piece of creative writing.
Read and recognise Japanese words for adjectives, colours, basic objects and facial features
Use Japanese adjectives in a conversation to analyse and interpret meanings and emotions in traditional Noh theatre costumes and masks
Write an imaginary role play which utilises Japanese adjectives and questions
Create a contemporary character inspired by Japanese Noh theatre and describe the design in a short piece of Japanese descriptive writing
This teacher resource includes activities and projects which have been flexibly designed to support learning both in the Gallery and the classroom.