This has been a very short but immensely productive week, students have finished their final assessments for mathematics, reading and are very busy working with their study in how we express ourselves. We have also started our rice drive for the Chiku Centre.
We have been busy constructing a timeline for the major periods in the Japanese history. Each student has been given a period of time and research about the main events and artistic introductions for their particular period.
2. INQUIRING ABOUT THE DIFFERENT HISTORICAL STAGES/PERIODS OF JAPANESE HISTORY
300BC – 300AD
In the Yayoi period, people expressed themselves through arts by making pots out of coiling clay. The surface of the pot would most likely be smooth In the Yayoi period the also made things out of stone, bronze and iron which were mostly weapons. The pots and weapons had a lot of different forms.
In the ceremonies, the Yayoi people used bronze items such as mirrors, bells and weapons specially made for the ceremonies. They split the graves between the important people and the public people. The important people got ceremonial goods with them in their graves.
In the Yayoi culture, the people lived in a village where they would live for the rest of their lives. The houses were made out of thatch. It was part of the culture for the women to make the pots. Rice farming was the best way to become wealthy. Rice farming is part of the Yayoi culture.
The people in the Yayoi period were really good at making metal, iron and bronze. It was a tradition to celebrate the celebrations about their gods with bronze items such as mirrors and bells. The Yayoi period is known best for its pottery and rice farming. They introduced a new type of pottery.
The people in the Yayoi period valued their pottery and arts that they made. The people in the Yayoi period also valued their beliefs and ceremonies for their gods a lot because to them their gods are really special. They also valued rice farming because it was one of their biggest sources of food and it was part of their culture.