Connecting Nature Through Inclusion (LS-PT-548)

I am going to tell you why this Learning Scenario is important to me. Firstly, the real way to protect the environment is to take care of the planet. So it’s essential that we know our local heritage. Secondly, we can all participate with small daily gestures that make all the difference like to create a small vegetable garden, store and donate seeds… Last but not least, I think a real way of finding solutions in our polluted world is through sustainability and inclusion.

Implementation

Session 1: Presentation and debate

  • The teacher introduces the Europeana in the classroom. 
  • Shows the European logo and website with WordArt and Canvas.
  • Students are introduced to the topic through a particular emphasis on the Natural Cultural Heritage.
  • Conditions our life, because without it we wouldn’t survive. 
  • Students debate these ideas and express their opinions in the AnswerGarden

Session 2: Teams creation

  • The focus of the class is on a search for the thematic gallery – “Pollution: man industrial legacy” and “Botanical gardens – where nature meets science and society”. 
  • Students organized in groups explore a free search of images in European showing pollution in many places on the planet.
  • How we can fight this trend with the knowledge that Botanic Gardens give us and how we can be agents of change by making plants known and having our own plants and seeds.
  • The teacher gives the student the worksheet to fill.
  • The teacher invites students to search the internet for botanical gardens in their country to make a study visit.
  • Then the teacher creates a document in google slides with  the chosen botanical garden.

Session 3: Trip and Learning Diary

This activity could not be performed because of COVID-19. We were in confinement, but, in my opinion, it should be maintained.  I will develop an eTwinning project next year and I want to keep the study visit and the learning diary.

Session 4: Create a small vegetable garden

Students create their small vegetable garden and start to store organic seeds.

Session 5: Virtual exhibition of our work and dissemination

Virtual exhibition on a Padlet – our activities throughout this learning Scenario and dissemination on the school webpage and news online and YouTube.

Session 6: Assessment

It takes place through Google Forms, responses and Menti. During the last class, students are urged to present their work by putting them in the school library, which is also a way of self and peer assessment.

The aims of these lessons have been fulfilled. The groups, with students with special needs, were very pleased with this learning scenario, expressing an interest in trying new scenarios with Europeana.

Here are presented a video published on YouTube that show the development of our project.

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CC BY-SA 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere.

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