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Lisbon during Roman Empire

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Geography

History

World Languages

The ancient city of Olisipo(Lisbon)during the Roman times, in Minecraft: Education Edition based on a historical scientifically accurate documentary

avatar Submitted By: Joana De Almeida Simas

March 2, 2018

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Video with historical references

After watching this video, the students were inspired to built our city during the Roman Empire.

Assessment Form

To conclude the process, Ss receive a Form designed to assess the quality of their project and gather feedback on the Ss work as well as challenges.

Olisipo World

Here you can find the last version of our world.

Supporting Files

Image used as inspiration


Project Plan


Ss receive their individual Project Plan to fill in with all necessary info, such as title, group work, timeline and sessions.

Objectives checklist


In line with the curricular goals and objective of the National Ministry of Education, Ss mark their accomplished goals/objectives as they progress.

Ss are constantly accompanied by the teacher


They are asked to explain their actions, decisions and reasons for undertaking a specific task, as well as showcase their learning process.

Presentation


Ss present their work to the whole classroom and discuss their results, workflow, as well as whether specific goals and objectives have been achieved.

Olisipo World | Group areas


We divided the World in this sections to each group could construct in different areas.

Learning Objectives

  • 1. Know and understand the process of Roman conquest of the Iberian Peninsula
  • 2. Indicate the reasons for the Roman conquest of the Iberian Peninsula.
  • 3. Know and understand changes in the Iberian Peninsula during the Romanization
  • 4. Build Lisbon at the time of the Roman Empire with the changes made by Romanization.
  • 5. Identify traces of the Roman presence in the Iberian Peninsula.

Guiding Ideas

  1. How and where did the Romans live?
  2. What did they build?
  3. What did they do?
  4. What did they discover?
  5. How did they evolve?
  6. How they were organized?
  7. Where did they come from?
  8. How did they get here?
  9. What was their contribution?
  10. What kinds of activities did they practice?
  11. Can you construct our city with the romanization characteristics?

Student Activities

  1. Students start filling the project plan;
  2. Students and Teacher brainstorming;
  3. Information research;
  4. Information treatment;
  5. Minecraft planning on paper;
  6. Beginning of the project in Minecraft - Each pair had an area to build and a task to complete, for example: some students built the aqueduct; other students were responsible to build the houses, the sauna, the arena and the coliseum. The rest of the class were responsible to program NPC to be the army, the people and the merchants.
  7. Every time that the teacher shouts "photo!", every student needed to put the camera and took a picture of what they were building/doing. Then, they needed to write a bilingual description (Portuguese and English).

Performance Expectations

This project is based on a historically and scientifically accurate documentary by Portuguese filmmakers and experts that uses Virtual 3D Architecture and narration to bring the two-thousand year old city of Lisbon to life. The students are using the documentary, and their teacher’s carefully designed lesson plan, to build the ancient city in a one to one scale inside a custom-made Minecraft world, as well as add all necessary information and historical elements to it. Eventually, when the world is completed, it will be shared through the Minecraft Education website both as a lesson plan and a world, so that other teachers and students from around the world can explore and study this incredible project.

 

At the end of this project, the students had achieved the following goals:

  • All the process of Roman conquest of the Iberian Peninsula;
  • The reasons for the Roman conquest of the Iberian Peninsula;
  • The changes in the Iberian Peninsula during the Romanization period;
  • Traces of the Roman presence in the Iberian Peninsula.

All of their work was made on the teacher's World on Minecraft: Education Edition.

After the final presentation, students work was evaluated by the class and the teacher.

 

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Video with historical references

After watching this video, the students were inspired to built our city during the Roman Empire.

Assessment Form

To conclude the process, Ss receive a Form designed to assess the quality of their project and gather feedback on the Ss work as well as challenges.

Olisipo World

Here you can find the last version of our world.

Supporting Files

Image used as inspiration


Project Plan


Ss receive their individual Project Plan to fill in with all necessary info, such as title, group work, timeline and sessions.

Objectives checklist


In line with the curricular goals and objective of the National Ministry of Education, Ss mark their accomplished goals/objectives as they progress.

Ss are constantly accompanied by the teacher


They are asked to explain their actions, decisions and reasons for undertaking a specific task, as well as showcase their learning process.

Presentation


Ss present their work to the whole classroom and discuss their results, workflow, as well as whether specific goals and objectives have been achieved.

Olisipo World | Group areas


We divided the World in this sections to each group could construct in different areas.