The story of Momotaro is as famous to Japanese children as a fairy tale is to Canadian children. Visit the exotic land of cherry blossoms. Follow the adventures of Momotaro and his friends as adventure to the dangerous land of the Onies. Feel the mystery of Japan through exquisite Japanese art, music and dance.

Arts Curriculum Links

A1.1 Use movements that are part of their daily experience in a variety of ways in dance phrases
A1.2 Use dance as a language to express feelings and ideas suggested by songs, stories, and
poems, with a focus on the element of body, particularly body shapes
A1.3 Create dance phrases using a variety of ways to connect movements
A1.4 Use varied and/or contrasting body shapes to communicate different types of messages

B1.1 Engage in dramatic play and role play, with a focus on exploring a variety of sources from diverse communities, times, and places
B1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the element of character by adopting thoughts, feelings, and gestures relevant to the role being played
B1.3 Plan and shape dramatic play by building on the ideas of others, both in and out of role
B1.4 Communicate feelings and ideas to a familiar
audience (e.g., classmates) using a few simple visual or technological aids to support and enhance their drama work

C1.1 Sing songs in unison and play simple accompaniments for music from a wide variety of diverse cultures, styles, and historical periods
C1.2 Apply the elements of music when singing, playing, and moving
C1.3 Create compositions for a specific purpose and a familiar audience
C1.4 Use the tools and techniques of musicianship in musical performances

D1.1 Create two- and three-dimensional works of art that express feelings and ideas inspired by personal experiences
D1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of composition, using principles of design to create narrative art works or art works on a theme or topic
D1.3 Use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and personal understandings
D1.4 Use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques to respond to design challenges

Cross Curriculum Links

Strand A. Heritage and Identity: Our Changing Roles and Responsibilities

A1. Describe some of the ways in which people’s roles, relationships, and responsibilities relate to who they are and what their situation is, and how and why changes in circumstances might affect people’s roles, relationships, and responsibilities as well as their sense of self

A3. Demonstrate an understanding that they and other people have different roles, relationships, and responsibilities, and that all people should be treated with respect, regardless of their roles, relationships, and responsibilities


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