History Week in 6B!

A lovely way to start the middle of the week. Our history week is centred on the Edo Period in Japan, between 1600-1890! During this time, Katsushika Hokusai used her wonderful artistic skills to draw and depict life during Edo times – which is now known as Tokyo, in modern society!

THE GREAT WAVE – We started the day looking at a famous story that was inspired by the artwork of Katsushiska! It was an ancient Japanese myth! Can you explain what the moral of the myth was? What were your thoughts?

The Great Wave of Kanagawa

We can’t learn about the Edo period without learning about the culture! Using their research skills and building independence for secondary school, the children created double-page spreads about “Life in Edo Japan”.

Riding the Wave! 🌊 We created our own versions of The Great Wave. We started by drawing our template using freehand. After, using a piece of foam we etched our drawing on to it in true Hokusai form! Hokusai used to etch using a woodblock.

Today, we created some awesome biographies about Kasushika Hokusai! It was important we learnt about him and his creativity during The Edo Period! Our double page spreads were fantastic!

15 thoughts on “History Week in 6B!

  1. Can you explain what the moral of the myth was?
    The moral of the myth is that is you have patience good things will happen.
    I know this because the couple have been praying and praying for many years and there wish was finally granted.
    What were your thoughts?
    I thought the story was amazing as it has a fish that can turn into a dragon and Naoki can breathe underwater.

  2. The moral of the myth is that that to be friendly and be patience because they tried to do everything and pray and got one from “The Great Wave”.

  3. The moral is help others like the mythical creature did.
    Also it could be never give up since you could get what you want but it could take a long time.

  4. The moral of the story is that the couple wanted the baby but they kept trying in till the great wave came and delivered them the baby and they did not give up .

    My thoughts of the story was good and l like when they never gave up .

    And there were mythical creature.

  5. I think the moral of the myth is to never give up because the couples waited for a long time to have children and then the finally got a child.

  6. Can you explain what the moral of the myth was?
    I think the moral of the story is to be patient because the couple finally got a child after many years.

  7. The moral of the myth is never give up because the couple kept trying to get a baby and then at the end they finally got what they wanted.

  8. Can you explain what the moral of the myth was?
    I think the moral of the myth was to never give up as they had always wished for a child and they finally got one.
    I think the great wave was an amazing story and very interesting.

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