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Metaphors for Japanese Borrowing

Task

Description

As we learned, the Japanese people borrowed first from China and later from Europe.  You will now work in groups of three to apply your knowledge by creating metaphors for Japanese Borrowing.  You will create three metaphors, one which relates to a household appliance, one which relates to a clothing item, and one which relates to a food item.  Each of your metaphors must be backed up by three reasons explaining why you chose the item.

Expectations

Make sure that you:

  • use butcher block paper and markers
  • include three metaphors; one household appliance, one clothing item, one food item
  • provide 3 well-reasoned arguments for each of your metaphors
  • draw a picture of each metaphor
Use the following basic formula:

Japan's borrowing from foreign countries is like a _____________ __________________ because:
    1)

    2)

    3)

Be prepared to present your metaphors!

Roles

  • Youngest:  brainstormer (thinks up new ideas, encourages others to think)
  • Oldest: artist (draws and writes)
  • Middle:  runner (collects materials:  butcher block paper, markers)

 

Rubric


Visual Presentation
5
Uses required materials, well organized, neat
3
One of the criteria is missing
1
Two of the criteria are misssing
0
Not completed
Metaphors
5
Creates 3 metaphors
3
Creates 2 metaphors
1
Creates 1 metaphor
0
Not completed
Reasoning for First Metaphor
5
Includes 3 well reasoned arguments
3
Includes 2 well reasoned arguments
1
Includes 1 well reasoned argument
0
Not completed
Reasoning for Second Metaphor
5
Includes 3 well reasoned arguments
3
Includes 2 well reasoned arguments
1
Includes 1 well reasoned argument
0
Not completed
Reasoning for Third Metaphor
5
Includes 3 well reasoned arguments
3
Includes 2 well reasoned arguments
1
Includes 1 well reasoned argument
0
Not completed
Visuals for Metaphors
5
Includes 3 neatly drawn metaphors
3
Includes 2 neatly drawn metaphors or 3 less neatly drawn metaphors
1
Includes 1 neatly drawn metaphor or 2 less neatly drawn metaphors
0
Not completed
Oral Presentation
5
Presents effectively: looks at students, speaks clearly, explains metaphors
3
Fails to look at students or fails to speak clearly
1
Fails to look at students and fails to speak clearly
0
Not completed
Cooperative Work
3
Each member fulfills his or her given role and contributes work
N/A
1
Each member generally fulfills given role and contributes some work
0
Not completed

Total = ________/ 38 points

 


 
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