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Hachiko Waits

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Statue of Hachiko

 

 

 http://www.lesleakids.com/hachiko.html - Hachiko Waits -  Official Website

  

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-sTToyn-aE - Hachiko Movie

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5283827n - CBS News Clip

 

 

 

 

Click this link to read the wonderful, heart-warming story of a man and his best friend.  This book is based on actual events.  Remember to have a box of tissues close at hand!  ENJOY!   

 

Hachiko Waits.pdf  

 

 

http://hachiko-dog-story-movie-trailer.blogspot.com/2009/01/hachiko-dog-story-pictures.html - Hachiko - Movie Starring Richard Gere

 

Richard Gere Actor Richard Gere attends the "Hachiko: A Dog's Story" Premiere at Marunouchi Piccadilly on July 8, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open on August 8 in Japan.

 

 http://www.trulymovingpictures.org/wp-content/uploads/Hachi.pdf - Compare & Contrast Hachiko Waits to the Movie

 

Discussion Questions: Standard 3 Benchmark 3

  1. Would you want a dog like Hachiko? Why or why not?
  2. How did Hachiko affect those people who met him?
  3. The sculptor asked Yasuo, “Tell me about Hachiko”. Why do you think he needed to know about Hachiko before making the sculpture?
  4. People came from all over for the unveiling of the sculpture. Why do you think people cared so much for Hachiko?
  5. Yasuo told his girlfriend to meet him by the statue of Hachiko at 3:00 so he could propose marriage. Why did Yasuo choose that time and place for his proposal to Miyuki? What does the sculpture represent?

 

 Activity Suggestions:

1. “Akitas are known for their loyalty and extreme devotion.” Research another dog breed and find out its traits. Standard 3, benchmark 2.

2. Haiku is a type of Japanese poetry about nature. It has 3 lines and 17 syllables. The first and last line have 5 syllables and the second line has seven. Write a haiku about your favorite pet or other animal. Standard 3, benchmark 4.

3. Professor Ueno and Hachiko both died on Tango-no-Sekku or Boys’ Day in Japan. On Boy’s Day (now called Children’s Day) families fly carp shaped banners or windsocks. There is one banner for each child in the family. Using paper or fabric, make a carp banner for you or someone else in your family. What else do families do for Children’s Day? Standard 3, benchmarks 2 & 4.

4. Find Tokyo Japan on a map. What countries are close to Japan? What separates Japan from these countries? Standard 1, benchmark 5.

 

http://media.us.macmillan.com/teachersguides/9780805073362TG.pdf - Curriculum Guide

 

 

 

Noun

Adjective

Adverb

 

close

closely

 

quiet

quietly

number

numerous

numerously

patience

patient

patiently

fame

famous

famously

loyalty

loyal

loyally

 

sudden

suddenly

poverty

poor

poorly

tragedy

tragic

tragically

 

good

well

faithfulness / faith

faithful

faithfully

misery

miserable

miserably

 

stubborn

stubbornly

 

 

 

5  COMPLETE THE PASSAGE USING WORDS FROM THE TABLE ABOVE: 

 

There are __________ stories about brave animals. The following is one of many. The dog, Hachiko, belonged to a Japanese professor. He served his master __________. Every day, when the professor walked to the train station , Hachiko followed him __________ never losing sight of his master. The _________ animal sat in the station all day, waiting for the professor to return from the university.

One day there was a terrible __________. The professor had a heart attack at work and died ___________. The __________ dog didn’t have any food but it continued to wait at the station for its master’s return. People heard about the professor and saw the dog. It looked ________ . They tried to get it to go home but the dog ____________ refused to leave.

The story about this dog is a __________ one. Everyone in Japan knows about it. The Scottish people have great _________ in this story because something similar happened in Scotland.

 

 

 http://www.abcteach.com/free/s/storyplanner_animal.pdf - Animal Story Planner

 

http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/curriculum/texts-and-contexts/hachiko/pdfs/hachiko-materials.pdf - A Pet I Have Known

 

AKITA DOGS

 

http://www.akitarescue.com/Facts%20about%20Akitas.htm - Akita Rescue

 

http://www.akitas-4-u.com/Facts%20About%20Akitas.htm - Akita 4 U

 

http://www.justdogbreeds.com/akita.html - Akita Dog Facts

 

 

 

 

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