Learning objects Train a sumo wrestler: sports culture in Japan

TLF ID L6310

Coach a trainee sumo wrestler. Explore cultural features of the sport such as arena design and match rituals. Look at sample training schedules. Arrange activities for a daily training schedule for a wrestler. Identify cultural features of the sport and items such as the referee and wrestler. Watch your trainee wrestler try to become a champion by winning a match.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students locate training and diet information and arrange it into a logical sequence for a sumo training schedule.
  • Students interpret and analyse multimodal texts to identify cultural aspects of sumo wrestling, including preparation and starting rituals.
Educational value
  • Helps students to apply literal and inferential comprehension to words and phrases associated with timetables, eating, training and sumo wrestling.
  • Provides facts in a range of formats about eating and training habits of sumo wrestlers.
  • Introduces cultural features of sumo wrestling.
  • Tests comprehension and cultural knowledge through a series of multiple-choice questions.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8; 9

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Speaking and listening
  • English/Reading and viewing
  • English/Writing
  • English/Multimedia texts
  • English/Sequenced texts
  • English/Critical literacy
  • English/Comprehension
  • English/Cultural influences
  • Analysis;
  • Application;
  • Comprehension;
  • Knowledge
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling;
  • Comprehension activity
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Script writer
  • Name: Alwyn Evans
  • Organisation: The Literary Institute
  • Address: Yanchep WA 6035 Australia
  • Subject matter expert
  • Subject matter expert
  • Technical implementer
  • Technical implementer
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 22 Aug 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
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  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
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