Fly kite… Fly… (LS-EU-586)
Throughout the centuries, kites have been used as a children’s toy, as well as for scientific or military purposes. As a result, kites have inspired art, music even sports.
Therefore, in this educational scenario, students (age 7-12) will visit different countries through a card game in order to identify the various uses of kites over the centuries. Then, they will build their kite with a hands-on activity. Above all, students will create a podcast and /or a video on the kite’s history.
Students enjoyed the whole project as they had the opportunity to understand other nations and cultures, including the use of non-English languages. Moreover, they enjoyed learning that kite flying, which is such an important tradition for Greeks, has been used worldwide for many reasons.
Students loved the games they played mainly in plenary sessions (due to the lack of Wi-Fi in our school building). They had the opportunity to collaborate with classmates and use a wide range of idea-creation techniques as brainstorming.
Most of all, students enjoyed the kite crafting that took place during the Greek traditional day of Clean Monday that this year was at 15/3. Last but not the least, students took great pleasure from creating, in parallel groups, the podcast and the YouTube video for kites.
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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 Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen.
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