Rice in Japan and Rice Around the World (by Bob Middleton)

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4 Responses

  1. Barbara Barbara says:

    This is wonderful, Bob! I love the way you’ve connected the students’ social studies curriculum, and language, and FOOD! It has to be a winner 🙂

    Thank you for sharing an excellent example of really getting a lot out of class time.

    Since I’m in Gifu for the OUP workshops, I’ll be sure to pick up some gohei mochi before I leave–it sounds really yummy!

    • Bob Middleton Bob Middleton says:

      Thank you Barbara for the opportunity to participate in the Teaching Village.

      The homeroom teachers have helped to suggest topics that are currently being studied or are an ongoing theme for the grade level. We then try to match, go ahead, or review the topic in more depth.

      And you are right. Food topics are one of the most popular themes with the students. It allows us to use lots of language in an authentic way.

      Enjoy the gohei mochi in Gifu. For those who don’t know, it is a sweet Popsicle-shaped rice snack with miso on a stick.

      • Barbara Barbara says:

        I had never heard of gohei mochi before your post, Bob! All those years living in Nagoya, and I never really made it to Gifu City. Now I know what it looks like, too 🙂

        Learn something every day…..!

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