This lesson plan is based on Japanese culture and language. See:
Katakana Chart for Language Work
Foldable Work Sample
Written Story on the transformation of Tokyo after monster destruction.
King of the Monsters:
Tokyo Before and After
Japanese Culture and Architecture
Q) What cultural ideas has the US borrowed from Japan?
a) Anime, Godzilla,
J-Pop, Video Games
Q) How would you describe Japanese architecture?
a) Fancy, Curved Roofs,
Show architecture from Tokyo post WWII-1970s
Famous Japanese Monsters Destroying Tokyo
Modern Tokyo architecture
Q) Did this change your ideas on Japanese architecture?
a) No, More modern,
Q) Movie monsters destroyed Tokyo many times.
If this were true, would Tokyo, after rebuilding,
be a mess, or modern like it actually is?
Create a 3 Frame Foldable of: Old Tokyo,
Your monster destroying it,
and new modern Tokyo
Drawing: (See Example)
Stage 1-1.6, Communication,
Written and Verbal
Name Your Monster Using Roman Letters
and in Katakana. (Using the Katakana Chart)
(See Katakana Sheet)
Write Your Full Name in Roman Letters and Katakana
on the Back of your Foldable.
Write an essay about your monster attacking Tokyo.
Tokyo defeating the monster and rebuilding into a
beautiful modern city.
Slides from PowerPoint
Lastly, the student would write about their monster and how Tokyo is transformed after the destruction.