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Project:Plant @ Tree

• School:7th Primary School of Agii Anargiri, Athens, Greece. • Class:C • Working Language:English • Teacher: Thalia Hadzigiannoglou • Duration: Approximately 12 courses • School Year: 2008-09

Goal • To develop students’ ecological awareness, European identity, foreign language and ICT skills through a set of enviromentally friendly activities

Objectives (Bloom’s Taxonomy) Cognitive Students will: • Develop their foreign language skills. • Learn natural history terminology. • Learn Greek mythology, related to the names of trees. • Find information on specific trees of the Greek flora. • Identify and collect tree species of the Greek territory. • Learn about European flora.

Affective Students will: • Develop their ecological awareness. • Share ecological views with their European partners.

Psychomotor Students will: • Develop their ICT skills. • Improve their artistic skills.


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Our methodology is based on the interdisciplinary approach, the principles of constructivism,discovery method and collaborative learning. In more detail, the following steps were used: Activation of prior knowledge. Construction of concept maps. Discovery method. Development of material.

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PC Worksheets Camera Collection of tree items (eg.leaves)

Products E-book of our activities

Our Tree Concept Maps Concept maps help students generate nonlinguistic representations. They combine the linguistic mode in that they use words and phrases, and the nonlinguistic mode in that they use symbols and arrows to represent relationships. We used concept maps for the following:

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Parts of the Tree Types of Trees Trees offer Types of Leaves

Concept Map (Parts of the Tree)

Concept Map (Types of Trees)

Concept Map (Trees offer)

Concept Map (Types of Leaves)

Making our Tree Alphabet Concept Maps helped students design the Tree Alphabet. They wrote words related to trees and then drew and painted pictures of the aphabet words.

The Tree Alphabet

The Tree Alphabet

Types of Leaves Poster

Our School’s Trees (Greek Mythology)

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Greek Mythology offers opportunities to learn how certain trees were created. We photographed the trees in our school yard and then searched the Internet to find myths about them. The trees we studied are the following: Oleander Pine Tree Poplar Tree Olive Tree Willow Tree

Our School’s Trees (Oleander)

Our School’s Trees (Pine Tree)

Our School’s Trees (Poplar Tree)

Our School’s Trees (Olive Tree)

Our School’s Trees (Willow Tree)

Peisistratus Olive Tree in Agii Anargiri

Greek Flora Steps: • Students collected tree species from the Greek territory. • With the help of the teacher, they identified their origin. • They searched the Internet to find information about them. • With the help of the teacher, they translated the information into English. Students found information on the following trees: • Willow tree • Cypress • Pine tree • Orange tree • Palm tree • Acacia • Pomegranate tree • Pear tree • Rosemary tree • Olive tree • Bay Laurel

Information on Trees of the Greek Flora

Information on Trees of the Greek Flora

Greek Flora Word Cloud

Greek Flora Word Cloud





Our Joint Tree Story

Trees in Greek Art