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Art and Design
Using the information on the Commemorative Walk Tour Guide PDF and Google Earth, students create the different monuments and buildings in ANZAC Parade
July 10, 2018
Map of the Commemorative Walk
Map of the Commemorative Walk PDF
Google Earth coordinates of the ANZAC Parade
Map of the Australian War Memorial
Map of the Australian War Memorial from the AWM website - Floor Plan
Video on Sample map attached
Video created using the sample map attached. This was for a competition entry on ANZAC Day tasks.
ANZAC Parade Template
Blank Template with just the Parade and monument locations.
ANZAC Parade Sample
Sample map created by classes in my school.
Prior to this lesson, students visited Canberra on their annual camp. (However, you can use Google Earth or a similar tool to do a virtual site walk in class) They learnt about the different monuments and its significance as part of their History unit, Democracy.
What are the key features of each monument?
How can we design the monuments and represent these features in the world of Minecraft? (eg, curved surfaces, arches, circles, flags)
What should the dimensions be for your monument? (relative to other monuments and the War Memorial)
In groups of 3 students choose the monument they would like to recreate on the template world.
Students research their monument’s design. Find images from different angles, looking for additional details (text, plaques, etc).
Students plan how they will create some of the shapes that are in their monument.
Students enter the ANZAC Parade Template world and being constructing.
After each session, students are given peer and teacher feedback on how they can polish and improve their designs.
Students who finish their monuments earlier than others and are considered to be satisfactory can help with the construction of the War Memorial and/or additional details surrounding ANZAC Parade such as the shrubbery, trees, roads, Lake Burley Griffin, etc.
Optional Tasks to add after the construction is complete
Once the Commemorative Walk is completed, students walk go on a virtual tour of their recreation of ANZAC Parade; from the beginning all the way to the Australian War Memorial where they pay their respects at the Eternal Flame.
Students can use this map as a backdrop to record an informative video about ANZAC Parade, the War Memorial or various monuments.
Students can research the history of each monument, the significance and why it’s designed the way it is.
Students can take other classes on a virtual tour of their version of ANZAC Parade. Other classes can add to this – surrounding buildings, roads, etc.
Students can effectively create accurate representations of real life locations and monuments in a block based world.
Students can work collaboratively.
Students use a variety of methods and materials to represent their monuments.
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