Students today were introduced to their 10 week virtual learning project connected to the COGs G multi-stage unit ‘Our Australian Heritage’
- Connection focus for each stage:
- ES1/S1: understanding that cultural activities, objects, songs, dances and stories express beliefs, values and a connection to place and people.
- S2: exploring the impact of British colonisation and how it has shaped Australia.
- S3: exploring events in Australia’s past to better understand how our history shapes and influences us. The impact of significant events, inclusive of Aboriginal history, develops our understanding of democracy
Mrs Booth has created a quest that takes the students’ through a timeline of activities both in the virtual space and through the web. Since our virtual world is a stand alone application on a USB students copy specific web links placed on virtual note cards to source information on the Internet. They are then required to record their answers in their work books. Students will also be researching and collecting information as they need to decide what they are going to create in the virtual space. Our blog has a dedicated page to this unit where students can go for information and ideas. Vikram and Lachlan have already paired themselves up as they are going to make a simulation together and then export their builds to share on each of their sims (simulated world). A number of students liked the idea of building the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The gold-fields parliament house, a ship to carry the troops to Gallipoli or housing during The Great Depression, these are just some ideas of what their final build could be.