Celebrations Around The World

Celebrations Around The World

6-7 yrs old

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Art and Design

Reading and Writing

Religion & Philosophy

In this challenge, learners will investigate how people from around the world celebrate different celebrations and festivals throughout the year

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April 27, 2021

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Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity

External References

Celebrations from Around the World Challenge Resources

Four resources to support the Challenge through each season

Supporting Files

Challenge Celebrations from Around the World


Challenge PDF document that provides the granularity for the steps of the Challenge

Starter World: Challenge Celebrations from Around the World


A Minecraft world to use as a catalyst for the Challenge

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the celebrations of other cultures and religions from around the world

Guiding Ideas

An exciting journey of discovery as learners research the different celebrations and festivals celebrated across the world - including those they know and celebrate and lots more that they may not. To enable learners to have a rich and meaningful experience and learn purposefully, the Challenge should be visited at least four times throughout the calendar year, i.e. each season. This gives leaners an ideal opportunity to find out about the similarities and differences between cultures and communities. By exploring the vast range of celebrations and festivals leaners will not only understand our values but just as importantly other countries and cultures values.

Introductory Questions:

  • What are some celebrations and festivals you have heard of?
  • How do children and adults in different parts of the world celebrate celebrations and festivals?
  • How do children with different religious backgrounds celebrate celebrations and festivals?
  • How can we find out?

 

Student Activities

The Challenge is made up of five distinct steps that will take approx. 4+ hrs. It is also designed to be repeated fours times throughout the school year so each season has its own Challenge.

Step One

  • Discuss with the learners some celebrations and festivals they have heard of?
  • Discuss with the learners how they celebrate various celebrations and festivals

Step Two

Explain to the learners that they are going to start this journey of discovery into different celebrations and festivals celebrated across the world by researching events happening in the Winter Season (the other seasons will be researched as a Challenge at the appropriate time to build their knowledge and understanding throughout the year) Learners choose an area to research and gather information on. The focus could be:

  • A religious/ cultural celebration or festival
  • The way different counties or location celebrates the same celebration or festival in different ways i.e. food that is eaten, when gifts are given etc.

Step Three

  • Explain to the learners that they are going to create a representation, scene or artefact of the celebration or festival they have been researching. This representation, scene or artefact is going to be part of a Museum of Celebrations from Around the World in Minecraft: Education Edition. Learners create a plan in order to build their representation, scene or artefact of the celebration or festival they have been researching

Step Four

Explain to learners that the Museum of Celebrations from Around the World will be a Minecraft building to help others learn about the various celebrations and festivals other cultures/ religions/ locations celebrate throughout the year. The initial focus will be on the Winter Season (or whichever other season you are starting with)

Download the Minecraft world: Celebrations Around the World.

Their representation, scene or artefact build is most likely too big to fit inside the museum building itself. Therefore, encourage learners to build in another location in the world and link to it via an NPC (using the coordinates – ensure they put a link back to the museum)

Encourage leaners to think about audience - how could they give visitors information about their build (NCP, chalkboard, signs) The idea being that the museum is the central location where visitors find out about the range of celebrations and festivals from around the world.

Step Five

Learners visit the completed Winter Season floor of the and interact with the Museum of Celebrations from Around the World. Encourage learners to take photographs and gather information from the exhibits (representation, scene or artefact) created by other learners in the class. Use the book and quill tool to create a journal of their visit to the Museum of Celebrations from Around the World.

 

 

 

 

Performance Expectations

Please see the Challenge PDF download for details on Assessment and Expectations

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity

External References

Celebrations from Around the World Challenge Resources

Four resources to support the Challenge through each season

Supporting Files

Challenge Celebrations from Around the World


Challenge PDF document that provides the granularity for the steps of the Challenge

Starter World: Challenge Celebrations from Around the World


A Minecraft world to use as a catalyst for the Challenge