Hakusanroku Journal 白山麓ジャーナル: 2020年8月の記事

August 27, 2020 Movie Night

The English Language and Culture Club held their first event on July 29th. To celebrate finishing the first semester and their final exams hosted a movie night with snacks. This was the culmination of a four-week process, where the students did the following tasks

  1. Selected the movie they wanted to watch
  2. Made announcements about the movie in homeroom
  3. Questioned their classmates about the snacks they wanted
  4. Designed, made, customized and posted movie posters to promote movie night
  5. Made a flyer with information about the four main characters and the actors playing them

Finally, on the 29th, at 7:00, Mao, Shii, Afaf and Shiori gathered in the Learning Commons to set out the snacks and set up the movie. About 10 1st and 2nd year students joined them to celebrate the end of the semester and exams, eat snacks and watch the movie, Get Out. Get Out is a 2017 horror movie that was chosen by many organizations and publications as one of the ten best films of the year, nominated for four Academy Awards and won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Ian Stevenson


  1. 観たい映画の選出
  2. ホームルームで映画の告知
  3. クラスメイトから食べたいスナック菓子のアンケート調査
  4. 上映する映画のポスターのデザイン、制作、飾りつけ
  5. 主要登場人物4人の情報を載せたチラシの制作




August 26, 2020

Hello everyone! It has been a while since my last entry. Suffice it to say that many things have happened since then. Our campus has had to make some adjustments to adapt to the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the school year in April, we were teaching normal face-to-face classes, but as the state of the pandemic worsened, we had no choice but to change to an online format. This was a big change for teachers and students and it required efforts on both sides. Thankfully, because our campus is quite isolated in the mountains, it was possible to come back to face-to-face classes after a few weeks. There were/are still countermeasures put in place to minimize the risk of infection like wearing a mask at all times and the possibility to work from home when there are no classes for example.

I teach biology class, so during the first class of the school year in April, I found it important to do a presentation and share information about the virus to the students. I presented the characteristics of the virus, the state of the pandemic up to that point and why it was/is important to follow the sanitary measures put in place by the different authorities. Students seemed interested and curious and I think it helped them somewhat grasp the gravity of the situation.

Japan has been doing better than many other countries in the world during this pandemic. Let’s hope this continues to be the case and that we will be spared a second wave. I am convinced that the situation will get better as long as people continue to follow the sanitary measures and don’t let their guard down.








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