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A Thousand Cultures, One Europe Erasmus+ Project 2017-1– ES01– KA219 – 038557

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The main objective of our project “A Thousand Cultures, One Europe” was developed the European citizenship in our pupils. Guided by six relevant European characters related with the six countries of the project, we tried to promote the fundamental values in order to be a good European citizen. The following didactic units have been designed in a very simple and clear way to allow any teacher to use them in their schools. The wide range of activities enables uses these didactic units with kindergarten, primary or secondary students. Each unit works with a famous character and it’s focused in the development of one concrete value: 123456-

Fernando Zóbel (Spain) represents the value of Creativity. María Montessori (Italy) represents the value of Innovation. Roald Dahl (Wales) represents the value of Imagination. Mikolaj Kopernik (Poland) the value of Eagerness to discover. Jan Amos Komensky (The Czech Republic) the value of Opening to the world. Ruta Meylutitè (Lithuania) represents the value of Effort and Perseverance.

Besides, each unit introduces the use of new computer applications as for example Powtoon, Prezi, Padlet, Kahoot, etc. to foster the educational innovation and encourage different methodologies that motivate the students and turn them into active agents of their learning.

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FERNANDO ZOBEL (SPAIN) OBJECTIVES •

To investigate about Fernando Zóbel’s life.

To learn about Zobel’s paintings and techniques.

To familiarise with the concept of Modern Art.

To experiment with different painting techniques.

To develop the creativity.

To learn about the city of Cuenca.

To create a small abstract art museum in the school.

CONTENTS •

Biographies.

Painting techniques.

Different types of art.

World Heritage Cities by Unesco: Cuenca.

Spain.

Educative software and applications.

ACTIVITIES 1.

Kindergarten: -

Reciting a poem about the author.

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Creating masterpieces in group: Kick the ball to knock the paint bucket over.

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Art workshop.

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Primary and secondary. -

Recreating Zobel’s paintings using rulers or plastic forks.

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Painting with syringes.

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Interview with Fernando Zóbel.

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Creating pictures with chalk and templates.

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Scavenger Hunt: Discovering Cuenca with Fernando Zóbel.

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Presentation about Fernando Zóbel using Powtoon or Padlet.

EVALUATION (criteria and instruments) a.

Criteria: pupils can…

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Explain some facts about Fernando Zobel’s life and work.

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Recognise Zobel’s paintings.

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Use different painting techniques.

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Make a presentation using new educative apps.

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Name some features about the city of Cuenca.

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Paint in a more creative way.

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Instruments:

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Kahoot game.

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Let’s organise an auction! Students only must buy Zobel’s masterpieces.

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Pupils creations.

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Work observation (effort, creativity, originality, cleanliness…)

Visit http://www.athousandcultures.eu/fernando-z%C3%B3bel to see all the activities developed for this didactic unit.

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MARÍA MONTESSORI (ITALY) OBJECTIVES •

To investigate about Maria Montessori’s biography.

To investigate about Montessori material designed for independent learning.

To learn about Montessori’s idea of the child and of education as a tool for peace.

To develop children’s independence.

To improve IT skills as a tool for autonomous work.

CONTENTS •

Biographies.

Cosmic Plan activities .

Montessori material.

Real life situations.

Children as focus of educational practices.

Educational softwares and applications.

ACTIVITIES 1. Kindergarten: - Creating a Montessori classroom with manipulative material. - Developing sensorial activities with the material created by the primary pupils.

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2. Primary and secondary: -

Children’s Video presenting the Montessori Method.

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Creating Montessori Material: alphabet with rough paper, bottle of the calm...

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Experimenting with senses.

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Including gardening, bakery or cooking as new contents.

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Children as guides to present Montessori Material to visitors.

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Playing Maria Montessori at the school day of “Little Heroes”.

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Como City Map, to involve children in learning about Como.

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Presentations about María Montessori using Emaze and Powtoon.

EVALUATION (criteria and instruments) a. Criteria: pupils can… -

explain some facts about Maria Montessori’s life and work.

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explain how a Montessori school is organized to visitors.

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understand the importance of Montessori’s teaching philosophy.

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understand the origins and the purpose of the Montessori material.

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make presentations using videos, software and traditional tools.

Instruments: -

Kahoot game about Montessori’s life.

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Videos, posters and presentations made by the children.

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Practical hands-on activities (i.e. Como City Map).

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Pupils creations.

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Work observation (effort, independence, teamwork, active learning.)

Visit http://www.athousandcultures.eu/mar%C3%ADa-montessori to see all the activities developed for this didactic unit.

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ROALD DAHL (WALES)

OBJECTIVES •

To investigate Roald Dahl’s life.

To familiarise, read and listen to Dahl’s stories and books.

To learn about and investigate the imagination of Dahl’s writing.

To experiment with the writing style of Dahl.

To increase our pupils’ imagination.

To improve IT skills.

To learn about United Kingdom.

CONTENTS •

Biographies.

Roald Dahl’s literature.

Different ways of bringing Roald Dahl’s imagination to life.

Creative writing.

United Kingdom: curious features.

Powtoon.

ACTIVITIES 1. Kindergarten and primary: -

Actors reading extracts of Roald Dahl books.

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Roald Dahl show for the children based on many of his books.

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Roald Dahl focus for World Book Day. 8


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Crafts activities: creating Manhattan skyscrapers with recycled materials.

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Using drama to act out scenes from his books.

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Write your own Revolting Rhyme.

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QR code for Enormous Crocodile quiz.

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Visits to a biscuit or chocolate factory.

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Bakery workshop: creating our own Chocolate Factory.

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Decorating the school with Roald Dahl’s characters.

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Writing Dahl’s biography using Powtoon or Prezi.

EVALUATION (criteria and instruments) a.

a. Criteria: pupils can… -

Explain some facts about Roald Dahl’s life and work.

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Recognise Dahl’s books.

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Use Dahl’s imaginative ideas to influence their own creative writing.

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Create a biography using Powtoon.

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Describe some Dahl’s stories.

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Name some curious facts about United Kingdom.

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b. Instruments: -

Kahoot games.

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Pass the word interactive game.

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QR code and quiz.

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Observation: pupils enjoyment of Roald Dahl’s books.

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Pupils creations.

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Visit http://www.athousandcultures.eu/roald-dahl to see all the activities developed for this didactic unit. 9


MIKOŁAJ KOPERNIK (POLAND) OBJECTIVES •

To investigate about Mikołaj Kopernik’s life.

To learn about Kopernik’s discoveries.

To familiarise with the concept of science toys.

To experiment with different technics of coding.

To develop the creativity.

To learn about the city of Cracow and Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To create a survey with a new tool.

CONTENTS •

Biographies.

STEM techniques.

Different types of programming, coding and robotics activities.

World Heritage Cities by Unesco.

Poland.

Educative software and applications.

ACTIVITIES 1.

Kindergarten: -

Reciting a poem about the astronomous Kopernik.

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Drawing pictures about Cosmos.

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Rocket workshop. 10


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Planetarium visiting. Primary and secondary.

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Creating schemes and models of Solar System.

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Constructing science toys.

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Practicing various technics of coding and programming.

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Astronomical observation.

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Discovering Cracow and Wieliczka Salt Mine with Mikołaj Kopernik.

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Inphographies about Mikołaj Kopernik using Glogster or Piktochart.

EVALUATION (criteria and instruments) a.

Criteria: pupils can…

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Explain some facts about Mikołaj Koperniks life and work.

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Show elements of Solar System.

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Use different coding techniques.

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Make a presentation using new educative apps.

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Name some features about the city of Cracow and Wieliczka Salt Mine.

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Work and construct in a creative way.

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Instruments:

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Kahoot game.

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Glogster/Piktochart posters

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Pupils creations.

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Work observation (effort, creativity, originality, cleanliness…)

Visit http://www.athousandcultures.eu/nikolaj-kopernik to see all the activities developed for this didactic unit.

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JAN AMOS KOMENSKY (THE CZECH REPUBLIC) OBJECTIVES •

To investigate about Komensky’s life.

To investigate about the school life during the 16-17 centuries.

To learn about the countries and places of Komensky’s staying.

To familiarize with the concept of modern teaching methods.

To develop the innovation.

To improve the IT skills.

CONTENTS •

Biographies.

Different types of dictionaries.

Innovation in education.

Comenius ideas about pedadogy.

The Czech Republic.

Educative software and applications.

ACTIVITIES 1. Kindergarten: -

Working with illustrated books and albums.

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Celebrating Peace Day.

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2. Primary and secondary: -

The study trip and a workshop in the N. Pedagogical Museum of J. A. Komensky in Prague.

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Doing historical puzzles.

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Creating children´s own Orbis pictus.

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Creating displays about Komensky’s pedagogical ideas.

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Presentation about Jan Amos Komensky using IT apps.

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Exploring Europe and the UE.

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Investigating about The Czech Republic and other Czech characters.

EVALUATION (criteria and instruments) a. Criteria: pupils can… -

Explain some facts about Jan Amos Komensky’s life and work. Use different types of dictionaries. Understand the connection between various languages. Understand the importance of Komensky’s teaching principles. Create their own picture dictionary or illustrated book. Make a presentation using new educative apps

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Kahoot and Socrative games. Historical quizzes. Power point presentations. Pupils creations Work observation (effort, creativity, originality, cleanliness…).

Visit http://www.athousandcultures.eu/jan-amos-komensky to see all the activities developed for this didactic unit.

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RŪTA MEILUTYTÉ (LITHUANIA)

OBJECTIVES •

To investigate about Rūta Meilutytė’s life.

To learn about Rūta’s achievements and her training routine.

To develop a positive attitude towards swimming.

To foster the values of effort and perseverance.

To practice different sports.

To spend free time actively.

To learn about the city of Vilnius and Lithuania.

CONTENTS •

Biographies

Swimming.

Team sports.

Cooperative work.

Healthy way of life.

Lithuania.

Educative software and applications.

ACTIVITIES 1.

Kindergarten: - Watching different short films about the values of effort and perseverance. - Practising team games.

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2. Primary and secondary. - Participating in team sport activities. - Swimming activities. - Interview with Rūta Meilutytė. - Artistic displays. - Treasure Hunt: Discovering Vilnius. - Presentations about Rūta Meilutyė.

EVALUATION (criteria and instruments)

a. Criteria: pupils can… -

Explain some facts about Rūta’s life and achievements.

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Name their favourite sport.

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Enjoy swimming.

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Work as a team.

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Make a presentation using new educative apps.

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Name some features about the city of Vilnius.

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b. Instruments: -

Kahoot game.

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Pupils creations.

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Observation: attitude towards swimming.

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Sport days to try sports.

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Attitude observation (effort, will, persistence…)

Visit http://www.athousandcultures.eu/ruta-meilutyt%C3%A8 to see all the activities developed for this didactic unit.

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CRA ELENA FORTÚN – Villar de Olalla, Spain ASSOCIAZIONE SCUOLA MONTESSORI – Como, Italy YSGOL SANT BARUC – Barry, Wales ZESPOL SZKOLNO-PRZEDSZKOLNY NR 4 – Krakow, Poland ZS A MS MUDR. EMÍLIE LUKASOVE - Ostrava, The Czech Republic VILNIAUS PRANO MASIOTO PRADINE MOKYKLA – Vilnius, Lithuania

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A Thousand Cultures, One Europe  

Didactic units developed during the Erasmus+ project "A Thousand Cultures, One Europe" with the participation of Spain, Italy, Wales, Poland...

A Thousand Cultures, One Europe  

Didactic units developed during the Erasmus+ project "A Thousand Cultures, One Europe" with the participation of Spain, Italy, Wales, Poland...

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