Museum of Wales

Museum of Wales

6-7 yrs old

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Art and Design

Geography

History

Learn about the rich culture and heritage of Wales in the ‘Museum of Wales.’ Can you design and build your own exhibit to share in this virtual museum

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April 23, 2021

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Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

Supporting Files

Museum of Wales SoW and Lesson Support


The Scheme of Work (SoW) provides an overarching view of the project and each Lesson Support document provides the granularity for each stage.

Museum of Wales Minecraft World


A Minecraft world to use as a catalyst for the project

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the geography, history, culture and attractions of Wales
  • To use different methods of collecting information
  • To use research to design an exhibit to share in the ‘Museum of Wales’
  • To work collaboratively to build an exhibit within Minecraft: Education Edition
  • Create a Flipgrid walkthrough to share their exhibit with others

Guiding Ideas

Learners will research the geography, history, culture and attractions of Wales and discover some of the important locations and features of the country.

Learners can use various ways of collecting information, including online research and creating a Microsoft Form to send to peers and family .Learners will use the information gathered to build within the Minecraft: Education Edition ‘Museum of Wales’ and build exhibits to showcase Wales.

They will use other tools available on Hwb, for example Microsoft Sway / Flipgrid to create an ideas board in order to select the most important aspects of Wales that they would like to include. Learners will use NPC’s, posters, signs in order to present the research findings throughout their build. At the end of the project, learners will share their builds with others within the class to broaden their understanding and knowledge of Wales.

Introductory Questions:

  •  What are the Welsh geography, history, culture and tourist attractions?
  • What and where are the main geographical, historical and cultural features of Wales?
  • Which aspects of Wales will you include in your exhibit?
  • How will you plan and build your exhibit?
  • What will you include in your video walkthrough?
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Student Activities

Research 1-3 hrs.

  • Watch a promotional video about Wales and discuss some of the main features of the country
  • Use different methods to research information about the geography, history, culture and tourism of Wales

Planning 1-2 hrs.

  • Learners decide from their research what aspects they want to include in their build for their exhibits about Wales
  • Create a plan to build their exhibit within The Museum of Wales

The Build 2-4 hrs.

  • Identify a location within the ‘Museum of Wales’ world to build their exhibit
  • Learners follow their plan and work collaboratively to build their exhibits

Creating Information 1hr.

  • Learners work in groups to create a Flipgrid walkthrough exploring their build, interacting with NPCs and written information to demonstrate the knowledge within their Minecraft: Education Edition world

Explore 1 hr.

  • Learners visit the ‘Museum of Wales’ and view the exhibits of other groups
  • Use camera and book and quill to create a log of their visit

 

 

Performance Expectations

Please see Lesson Support documents for details on Assessment and Expectations

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

Supporting Files

Museum of Wales SoW and Lesson Support


The Scheme of Work (SoW) provides an overarching view of the project and each Lesson Support document provides the granularity for each stage.

Museum of Wales Minecraft World


A Minecraft world to use as a catalyst for the project