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Moving flags

8-10 yrs old

Art and Design

Science

Technology

Our pupils wanted to greet their partners of the project in an original way. So they thought to build their countries flags

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avatar Submitted By: Monica Boccoli

July 10, 2019

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Flag Reference

Flags from around the world.

https://youtu.be/_YO8ZWnVVSE

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about people and cultures of different countries and link them to the global world.
  • To practice a foreign language in a motivating way which encourages them to learn more things in order to communicate.
  • To incorporate different IT tools effectively.

Guiding Ideas

How can we build the moving country flags in Minecraft?

This lesson is a part of an eTwinning project called “Link to the World from Europe”, a global project in which teachers and students from all over the world connect. Maria Josè Giavedoni, a MIE teacher from Argentina designed this project and invited Simonetta Anelli, my colleague, and I to join it. We opened the project plan in the eTwinning platform to coordinate and collaborate with the European teachers.ETwinning is the community for schools in Europe where we can communicate, collaborate, develop projects and share our experiences.

Our pupils wanted to greet their partners of the project in an original way. So they thought to build their countries flags, moving as the wind was blowing. They have just studied the wind energy in Science and they wanted to recreate a similar effect in Minecraft using red stones and sticky pistons.

Student Activities

-Research on the web the country flags of the project’s partners.

-Unplugged activity: choose one of the flags; draw it on a squared sheet and write the code of your picture.

-Build a system to move the flag as if the wind is blowing

 

Performance Expectations

-Pupils are able to draw country flags and write their code

-Pupils are able to dictate a code to their schoolmates to realise a picture (pixel art) on the sheet and in Minecraft

-Pupils are able to surf safely on the net to research some information

-Pupils are able to build a virtual electric circuit.

 

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Flag Reference

Flags from around the world.

https://youtu.be/_YO8ZWnVVSE