The Most Important Inventions and Discoveries (EN – CUR – 764)

In this scenario students learn about the most important inventors or human achievements in fields of history, science and art. This LS develops all students’ language skills (reading, listening, writing and speaking). The students aged 13-14 build up vocabulary related to inventions and inventors and make progress in using Passive Voice. They also use digital tools and connect the information with everyday life – they research famous people, make comparisons, think of the famous people from their homeland as a part of native cultural heritage and a part of cultural heritage of Europe. They also develop their critical thinking skills, problem solving skills by learning about Europeana/Historiana and the concept of copyrights. Assessment and validation of competence development are implemented into LS. 

Aim of the Lesson

Students present the biography of famous European inventors in written form and orally. They use Europeana/Historiana collections to search for information related to this topic and create posters/infographics/presentations as a final outcome of the lesson. Students understand the importance of collaborative work, self and peer assessment and apply the basic principles of copyright. They develop Croatian and English language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) as well as their ICT skills. Students talk and write about inventions and inventors, they practice the past simple passive and build up vocabulary related to inventions and inventors.

Author: Anita Markovina 

Age of students: 13-14

Subject and topic: English, History

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This learning scenario has been developed during the “ Digital Education with Cultural heritage 2023″ online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The course can be accessed here.

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

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