In this learning scenario students will be working individually and in groups to search the Europeana Collections and find works of art that depict various landscape features in order to describe and compare them. They will give their oral presentations, write compositions using the process writing approach, play a guessing game, create or recreate landscape scenes, and the final outcome will be a class monograph on the landscape. The scenario is based on the PBL method and includes several school subjects.
Finding and reading descriptions of landscape in children’s literature, describing and comparing features, giving presentations and writing compositions is included in Language Arts (Croatian) and EFL classes, while drawing landscape motives and designing a monograph can be part of Art and ICT classes. Activities are planned together as part of an interdisciplinary project. All these activities fit into the national curriculum for grade 5 of the primary school.
This learning scenario has been developed during the English version of the “Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage (Rerun)” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.
Author: Sanja Simić
Age of students: 11 – 12
Subject and topics: English, Croatian (Language Arts), Art, ICT
The featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana Collections and belongs to the public domain.