Irasshai is a Japanese language and culture video series for high school and college students, as well as adult learners and professionals. Dr. Tim Cook, an Emmy® award-winning instructor, takes students on a personal journey to where Japanese is spoken. Sometimes it’s predictable – inside a Japanese home or a Tokyo office building. Sometimes it’s less so – a sushi bar in Atlanta, a fishing hole in the Appalachians.
Learn Japanese using these resources from GPB:
Irasshai User Guide
Online video lessons
Supplemental materials and activities
Tailor-made textbooks, workbooks and corresponding teacher's guide available from Amazon.com.
Irasshai: Japanese I
Here in Georgia, blueberries are starting to give the peach more than just a little competition. During our visit with the folks at Cogdell Berry Farm, we start things off by listing the best ways to eat blueberries and we finish with a few surprises. For example, Cogdell Berry Farm uses laser beams to help sort their blueberries. And this is the type of technology that’s made Georgia one of the most productive blueberry states in the country. We’re only sorry you can’t taste this video. These blueberries are delicious!
During this blended learning, self-paced unit, students utilize rhetorical analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of speeches and informational texts. Students start the unit by taking a diagnostic test, and, if needed, completing a writing boot camp. Then, students complete several analytical exercises focused on logical fallacies and rhetorical analysis. Throughout the unit, students engage with political cartoons, famous speeches from American history, and popular culture to develop an understanding of rhetorical analysis. The unit concludes with students writing a five-paragraph rhetorical analysis.
Overview: This concept helps explain why when prices of goods and services increase, more goods and services are likely to appear in the market.