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FUN FACT: "August 15th, 2007 marks the first year since the end of WWII that Japan's prime minister (Shinzo Abe) and Cabinet forewent the annual Yasukuni Shrine visit."



All-In-One Activity: This activity will have the students read, write, speak and listen to one another in a ‘find your partner’ like activity.

Battleship: This is a Battleship-style game using "was" and "were" questions.


Because You Loved Me: Using Celine Dion’s love song, students play bingo listening for past tense verbs in the song.


Calvin Did: Students practice writing five simple past tense questions, and then ask their friends a series of questions while following their navigating their way through a Calvin & Hobbes maze.


Crazy Story: Students fill in a form then insert the info into a template to create a crazy story, then have a go at writing their own. Requires knowledge of past-tense of play, go, see, have, and is (optional).


Dear Diary: Students listen to, learn, and use phrases often used in diaries.


Did the ALT: Students ask the ALT questions using 'did' questions: "Did you eat breakfast yesterday?" Points are recieved for 'yes' responses.


Did You Janken Bingo: Students choose a bingo line and then janken each other to try to 're-bingo'.


Dun-Dun-Dun Detectives: The students listen to a brief story about the death of Hello Kitty. Then, using those clues, they ask their friends questions to determine who is the murderer.


Eraser Get!: This is a quick and easy vocab review `game` for 1st grade past tense verbs. Ideal for a quick review before doing a writing exercise.

Students read a passage in the past tense and use logic, reading comprehension, writing, and math to complete the activity.
Gridded: Students work in pairs, groups or by themselves to put together a puzzle by connecting past tense questions to their appropriate past tense answers.
I Played Tennis:Students practice past tense verbs and be-verbs by asking their friends what they did on the previous day and how it was.
Kakokei:Kakokei is Japanese for past tense. Students listen to the teacher read a sentence and slap the correct 'verb card'.
Shopping Yesterday: Students read a short passage and answer the Past Tense questions.
Show and Tell: Students write a show-n-tell speech and perform it in front of their peers.
Show and Tell II: ALT gives an example of a Show-n-Tell speech. Students write and perform their own speech.
My Breakfast: This activity is a simple worksheet for reviewing simple past tense using what the students ate or drank for breakfast.
Past Tense Dice Game: This is a board/dice game that practices the irregular and regular paste tense verbs. Students make one sentence each time they land on a square.
Past Tense Mad Libs:Students blindly choose words later to be used in what will become a funny story similar to the original Mad Libs activity.


Past Tense Points: Students get into groups and try to come up with past tense sentences that will give them the most points.
Past Tense Tic-Tac-Toe: This is a quick simple activity in which 1st grade students can use Tic-Tac-Toe to practice the past tense of regular verbs.
Past Tense Worksheet: This activity is a worksheet to help the students practice past tense regular verbs and build correct sentence structure.
Past Weather: Students interview each other to fill-in-the-blanks on their weather map.
Snoopy's Busy Month: Student will read the sentence and change the verb in parentheses to the past tense form and match them to the cartoons. 
Speed Speak: Students form sentences using regular past tense verbs to compete with their classmates, trying to say the sentence represented by pictures on their friends card, before their friend can say the sentence on their own card.
Stolen Bag: This is a review activity to enhance students' ability to write past tense questions and practice speaking as much as possible.
Story Cards: Students listen to a bad / crazy past tense story and try to put the story cards in the right order.
Story Time: Students utilize interesting photographs to formulate a past tense story.
Summer Past Tense Janken: Students ask each other questions and talk about their summer vacation in the past tense, while playing interview Janken, of course!
Takuya Kimura's Best Friend:Students learn the usage of the past tense while investigating a Japanese musician from SMAP, Takuya Kimura.
Was & Did: Working in pairs, one student gives their partners past tense and past participle questions while their partners search out two pictures across the room looking for the answers.
Was Were Worksheet:A worksheet for consoldation. Students fill in the blanks in comic strips with appropriate answers.





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