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
April 27, 2021
Celebrations from Around the World Challenge Resources
Four resources to support the Challenge through each season
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Please see the Challenge PDF download for details on Assessment and Expectations
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