Bank Robber! My current favourite activity!
Oh no! The bank in Tokyo has been robbed. But don`t worry, we will catch him with our trusty cannon!
The robber crashes his getaway car into the combini and runs to hide in a nearby building. Roll out the cannon and shoot the windows to find the robber!
Hit = 5 points
Close = 3 points
Not so close = 1 point
Way off = 0 points
-I have used this as a group activity for 3-4 students. Works best with a touchscreen TV so the students can tap the windows themselves, but could be used with a projector and the ALT/JTE clicks the window chosen by the student.
-First building is to demo, I fire the cannon at lots of windows so the kids get the idea about how the points work.
-I have used it as a translation activity (show a Japanese sentence and the students run to the JTE or ALT to say it in English or using answer sheets all students write the answer in English and one comes to the ALT or JTE to check) were when they get the answer they can choose a window and write their points on the board. But, you can use it in different ways too.
-When the robber is hit, that round is over (some students will hang back when their answer was checked to get a better chance at hitting him. I am strict with the order that they are checked and shoot the cannon. First checked = first to shoot!). Set a timer, so that if they aren't quick enough, they don't get chance to try.
-Even if you don`t get through all the questions, try to cycle through to show that the robber gets caught after the last question (and show the beautiful scenery of an average day in Tokyo).
** If you are using a touchscreen TV, be careful to demonstrate that the students should carefully tap once. Some students get carried away easily!**
I really hope you get some fun out of this one! I worked hard on it! (A school closed because of corona and I didn`t have classes!)
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