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English Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum by rows - The Australian Curriculum v8.1

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Folk Legends - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan

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"Animated traditional tales from Japan - requires Quicktime"

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Long, long ago there lived a sweet old couple. Having no children but desiring one very much, they went to the shrine and prayed, "Please, please let us have a child, no matter how small." Eventually, a son was born to them.
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When the Sun Hid in Her Cave

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An legend from Japan about how the world was plunged into darkness when the Sun goddess sulked. The other gods gathered to remedy the situation, and invented fun and music.
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The Monkey and the Boar

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A story from Japan about a Monkey who has served his master by dancing all his life. Now he is old, his master wants to get rid of him. The monkey consults a wise wild boar about what to do.
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Asia Education Foundation website - resources for the study of Asia and Asian life. For school leaders, teachers and students. Specific sites for China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.
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The Grateful Crane

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A story from Japan about a poor farmer who rescues a crane and finds that his luck changes for the better until his curiosity gets the better of him.
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Urashima

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A Japanese fairy tale about a kind-hearted fisher boy who catches a turtle and lets it go free.
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The Fire-Fly Princess

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The Fire-Fly princess has many suitors. She tells them all that she will marry the one who can bring her a flame. A glittering story from Japan.
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My Lord Bag of Rice

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A Japanese warrior is enlisted by the Dragon King of the Lake to save his family from a giant centipede. The story tells how the warrior got his strange name, My Lord Bag of Rice.
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