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ANZAC Parade re-creation

6-7 yrs old

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Art and Design

Geography

Technology

Using the information on the Commemorative Walk Tour Guide PDF and Google Earth, students create the different monuments and buildings in ANZAC Parade

avatar Submitted By: Jung Koo

July 10, 2018

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Map of the Commemorative Walk

Map of the Commemorative Walk PDF

Google Earth

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.

Supporting Files

ANZAC Parade Template


Blank Template with just the Parade and monument locations.

ANZAC Parade Sample


Sample map created by classes in my school.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of the Commemorative Walk in ANZAC Parade, Canberra using Minecraft: Education Edition. Students will be able to translate existing monuments onto the medium of Minecraft. Students will demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively in groups. Students will be able to further develop their understanding of the layout of the Commemorative Walk and the significance of each monument.

Guiding Ideas

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)

 

Student Activities

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.

 

Performance Expectations

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.

 

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Map of the Commemorative Walk

Map of the Commemorative Walk PDF

Google Earth

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.

Supporting Files

ANZAC Parade Template


Blank Template with just the Parade and monument locations.

ANZAC Parade Sample


Sample map created by classes in my school.