Drina, an iconic woman (LS-HU-577)

Queen Victoria is an iconic figure of history. She was a great queen, wife and mother. Teenagers can learn a lot from her. In this learning scenario, many aspects of her life are examined. Students work in groups, and with the help of the Historiana collection about her, they learn a lot about her. Using this knowledge they create many different things, such as timelines, family tree, interview … etc.

First steps

Before the group started to work on the actual project, they learnt about their working style in groups through a method called ‘Compass points’. Then, based on these preferences, they created groups. Student had to think about what a project is and about the base question of the project.

Queen Victoria at the opening of Parliament, 1866.Wellcome Collection United Kingdom PD

Working on the tasks

The groups had to do 6 different tasks. First they had to read about Queen Victoria on Historiana. Then it was up to them how they manage their time and tasks.

They had to create a family tree with Jamboard, a timeline with Timetoast, write an imaginary interview with Queen Victoria on her golden jubilee in a Google document and write a narration for a YouTube video about Queen Victoria. The groups also had to create Quizlet cards based on the unknown words on Historiana and a quiz on Quizizz based on their knowledge about Queen Victoria.

Groups were encouraged to work on their own, with the help of checklists provided for each task.

Final products

At the end of the project, students played with the Quizlet cards and the Quizizz quizzes the groups created. Moreover, each group presented their narrations.

The group got back to the base question once more to answer it again to see how their answers improved.

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CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Wellcome Collection.

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