After watching the ppt about the history of religion the students should play a Kahoot game. The link is below:
3.The song related to travel
Students have decided to make a performance in which they traveled to France and to Ireland. They acted it out in front of the students. The performance was filmed. We showed this video in the FEMAC and after watching it we tested the students’ memory with a kahoot game.
4. Hungarian inventors and inventions
Our students were eager to get to know how many things were invented by Hungarian people. They were really proud when they realized how important were the Hungarian inventors for the world. We had a small tale about inventions and we had cards with the inventors’ names and inventions and after listening to the story they had to make matching pairs.
5. Ancient logical games
Logic is very important during your studies. You need this skill in a lot of subjects. But it is difficult to develop it, ancient logical games are a good way to think in a more logical way. In our school, we use them a lot of times not just during the lessons but in the students’ free time activities as well.
- kalaha: Kalaha is a form of the popular board game Mancala family. Kalaha is easy to learn and fun to play. The objective of the game is to collect as many playing pieces as possible before one of the players clears their side of all the playing pieces.
Mikado: this game is not just for logic but it is to improve your patience and your fine-motoric skills as well. It is a pick-up sticks game, played with a set of same-length sticks.
6. Adaptation of a travel novel -Swift: Gulliver’s Travel
We have chosen an interesting novel by Swift. This novel is close to our students’ interest and they enjoyed this work very much. At first, they wrote a short story from the novel:
I am Mr. Gulliver and I am really tired of the nosy people.
I am fed up with everything. I have decided to write the story of my wonderful adventures. Print it out and anybody can read it who wants to.
Before I tell and write down my journey to Lilliput I want to say a few words about myself. When I was fourteen my father sent me to a college in Cambridge for three years, then I was studying in London at Mr. Bates who was an excellent surgeon for four years. I became a doctor and I wanted to work as a sea-surgeon. I got on the sea, I was looking for adventures.
How did I get to the land of Lilliput?
Well, pay attention to my words because I am going to tell you that!
In 1699( sixteen- ninety-nine) I got on the ship called the Antelope. In the beginning of our journey, everything was going pretty well. But near Rear-Africa we got into a huge windstorm.
It hurtled the ship to a big rock which caused the ship to exfoliate. I don’t know what happened to my mates. I think they all died. But I fought the waves, I was swimming and swimming and in the end, I reached the shore.
I was really tired. After a few steps, I lay down in the grass and fell asleep. When I woke up I wasn’t able to move. There were thin ropes on my body, even on my hair! I tried to look around and I saw tiny people. They were staring at me.
-I can’t understand you!
Out of nowhere, I made my hands and my legs free and got up. The small people got frightened.
-Don’t worry! I won’t hurt you. I am hungry and thirsty- I was trying to display.
Finally, they understood me. They brought small hams, small loaves of bread and some wine in little barrels. It was tasty but not enough.
I didn’t know they put sleeping powder in my wine. I fell asleep. When I woke up, I was already in a city. A fancily dressed man was standing in front of me and excitedly said something. I can speak a bit of French, Italian and Latin. I tried speaking to him but nothing happened. Then came a small man and he spoke to me in English. I became really happy.
-I know a bit of English- he said.
-My Emperor!-turned to the fancily dressed man and bowed. I can understand what the big man-mountain says. The emperor got happy and said something and my little interpreter translated.
-We can see that you are friendly and tame. We trust you. You can stay with us but you have to swear on me that you will be loyal to me, the Emperor of Lilliput.
I swore. The emperor then told me that the neighboring empire Blefuscu wanted to attack them. They needed help so I did what they asked for. I stitched a string through Blefuscu’s navy and pulled it into Lilliput’s dock. The emperor honored me for my heroic action.
It’s enough for today!
After writing the script they started to rehearse the play. They created the costumes and the scenery. Later they made the trailer for the play.
When they were ready they acted out the whole play.
To test the students’ memory we need a kahoot game.
7. Physical experiments
In our school experiments are important as science can be more easily understandable this way. During this project, students had the possibility to go to a special laboratory where they could do interesting experiments.
8.Quiz about Hungary
We use learning apps during our lessons and in many cases, students create exercises on it. There are a lot of possibilities in it. https://learningapps.org/display?v=pdaeipzik19
Presentation about Hungary
11. Meetings in participant countries
Spain (15 April-21 April 2018)
A group of students prepared a guided tour around their school,
explaining the main characteristics of their school.
Students and teachers participate in an active methodology classroom. Students went with their host Spanish students to one lesson about Gymnastic, French, Maths or History. Teachers were invited to go too.
Authorities Reception: We had a meeting in which every country introduces itself.
And finally, they received the authorities of the different villages.
The Erasmus group visit to a local company: Goyval, a vinegar company.
Workshop with students in the computers classroom about how to join a private group on Facebook about the project and how to share photos and information in it.
Preparation of our Big First Fair of Active Methodologies. Every group of teachers and
students prepared the classroom for the next day
Workshop. Training for students, teachers, and families. The private company NIUCO, offers us a workshop about Neurodidactic and gamification in education in which all together played collaborative games and listened to the explanation of the people from NIUCO.
FEMAC (European Fair of Active Methodologies, EFAM in English)
They organized the Fair during the morning. The FEMAC was visited for students from other Secondary Schools, several Primary Schools, students, families, and local authorities.
The FEMAC had three projection rooms with several films and presentation made at school, and the following stands:
Stand 1: Around the world in 80 days:
This is an interdisciplinary project carried out by different subjects from the Secondary School IES Río Júcar: French Language, English Language, Ethics and Creative Technology. We work in our classrooms in relation to different aspects of the novel, but with the same aim: to use Active Methodologies with students and to discover their individual talents. In this stand, they showed models of important structures and transports of that age, a presentation in English and in French about the countries of the novel and a Kahoot about it.
Stand 2 and 9: Programming games with Scratch and Animation app: In this stands we made a workshop with several computers, in which students showed and explained the games and apps involved in the projects, and the public could participate, create something and play.
Stand 3: History of religions: Students dressed with typical religious customs explained their research about the different religions in Europe and they showed the models built of the different temples.
Stand 4: The mission: save your planet
Students and teachers from Geography and History, Spanish language and History of Art elaborated an “escape class”. They decorate the classroom as the Universe, The visitors, in groups must solve some clues and activities, to save the planet. The different clues and activities were prepared previously by students, about the contents of their subjects.
Stand 5: Journey to the Classic Word: in this stands, students showed four workshops about four ancient myths. Students dramatize :
- Mosaic of Justiniano y Teodora
- Perseo’s History
- Seven Greek Latin Poems
- The week’s Gods
Stand 6: Inventors and inventions: Students and teacher form maths and technology prepared some models and explanations about the main mathematicians, scientist, inventors and inventions of the history. The classroom was decorated as a museum, and students explained every work and every celebrity, from the prehistory to the present.
Stand 7: Travel from the human body to daily life: Students explained some projects in which they connected the human body with some human activity in the present and in the past. After the explanation, they play some games directly related to it, with the visitors.
Stand 8: A door to the past
Stand 10: Travel to the working world. The students from the Electricity Professional Training at our school designed an app with App Inventor to calculate the Section and the Intensity of the wire in an electrical installation.
Stand 11: Greece: Ulysses
The Greek team made a PPT about the travels of Ulysses. They also created a Kahoot game with questions on Homer’s Odyssey. The students also created a carton Troian horse. Then they presented the most important religions of the world. They specified and described a Greek – Orthodox wedding and baptism.
Stand 12: Hungary: Gulliver
The Hungarian team made a play about Gulliver’s Travels. They recorded it and showed the play in Spain. They did a Kahoot about this performance. They took some ancient games with us and taught them to play. They played with the students who visited their stand. The third one was the Hungarian inventions and inventors. They made an exhibition and an interactive game with visitors.
Stand 13: Italy: Leonardo Da Vinci
Their students’ work was on Leonardo Da Vinci and they have created a booklet with an imaginary history: guys meet Leonardo and together with him they visit all his works. The Italian students presented also work in PP on the Leonardian machines and showed a lot of photos. They also did a Kahoot play and students had to answer some questions about Leonardo’s life. They divided the Spanish students into groups and there was a funny competition.
In addition, they made the famous Leonardo’s bridge with wooden slats and invited the Spanish students to make it.
Stand 14: Poland: Copernicus
At first Polish team made two presentations. The first one was devoted to religions and the second one presented famous people and their inventions. They focused on life and discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus – one of the most famous and significant Polish scientist of all time. Then, they divided the visitors into groups. They were competing playing two games/quizzes. The questions were connected with Poland, famous Polish people, and their inventions. The winners were rewarded with some Polish sweets and souvenirs. Both the visitors and the hosts had a great time!
Trip to Cuenca: The Erasmus group visited this town of Castilla La Mancha.
The city of Cuenca is located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula.
They visited the Science Museum, situated in the Plaza de la Merced, is housed in two buildings: an ancient convent and its modern addition. At all times, we went with a guide who showed and explained the museum.
Walking by the city
- The Plaza Mayor (Town Square), which is the main point of reference for every visit and tour of the city.
- The Cathedral of Santa María de Gracia, a symbol of ecclesiastic power.
- The most emblematic building and the best known in the city of Cuenca is that of the Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses).
- Providing a fantastic view over Cuenca, Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge) is an ideal spot to see the city’s famous hanging houses and snap some great photos.
- Abstract Museum
In this place, students in groups had to make a selfie with different pictures and sculptures that they had in a list. It was really great to see how they enjoyed this museum!
Modern and educational museum with a lot of important fossils. In a chronological tour, we can see the remains of animals and plants, which disappeared millions of years ago.
Trip to Albacete: the province capital of Madrigueras.
The Erasmus group started the visit at the Castilla La Mancha University:
Minutes about the learning activity carried out by Erasmus teachers and students at the Regional Development Institute (IDR, Instituto de Desarrollo Regional-UCLM)
The activity was in the frame of the Erasmus project entitled “Journey to Active methodologies, European Union Bond ”, and the objective was to understand how new remote sensing and GIS technologies.
During the practical session carried out in the computer classroom, the students became familiar with the crops in La Mancha, that is the area surrounding Albacete, in the same way as the farmers and consultants use the tool to predict the water necessities in many crops. At the time of the lessons, the active crops were wheat, barley, alfalfa, and vineyards. They experienced the ability to set the water status of them, their spatial distribution and the forecast of the water that the crop will need the next week for its optimum hydric status, and thus for an optimal development without limit on water availability.
“Active visit” to the Archeological Museum: they organized a “Treasure Hunt” designed by them, with the main aim of discovering the most important works and their characteristics, thanks to the game and the collaborative work.
The last place they visited in the morning was the local museum: Albacete’s Cutlery Museum with an English guide.
In the afternoon, they did a gymkhana around Albacete to know the most important buildings, parks, streets and monuments in Albacete: Cathedral, bullring, Gabriel Lodares Street, Abelardo Sánchez Park, Fair building, Rosario’s Hostal, little palaces, etc, with clues and questions to find each place.
Local educational tour: the Erasmus+ group made a historical guided route in English in their village, Madrigueras: “International Brigades in Madrigueras”, and they visited some monuments and the local church.
Workshop at the Local Senior Centre: activity organized by the Primary School, the Secondary School and the Senior Centre about Popular and traditional games; and folklore dances. Students from the Primary School and the Secondary School went to the Local Senior Center and dancing Popular dances.
The Secondary School organized a Charity race, with the help of local institutions such as the Local Government, the Local Athletic Club “28 de Agosto”, the Primary School, Mothers and fathers association. The money collected was given to an NGO.
Italy (23 September- 29 September 2018)
Welcome, to school by the Headmistress and the Erasmus team. Exhibition of Italian students who, in the choir sang several songs including the Italian national anthem.
Visit of Caetani Palace and the caves with a guide in the English language.
Visit of Botanical Garden in Ninfa with a guide in English The Garden of Ninfa (Giardino di Ninfa), built on the ruins of the medieval town of Ninfa in the Pontine Marshes (Agro Pontino), has been classified by the New York Times as one of the most beautiful and romantic gardens in the world.
Trip to Rome. Visit with a guide in the English language of the most important places from the historical point of view in the center of Rome: Colosseum, Fori Imperiali, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza di Spagna.
Each team ( Spain, Italy, Greece, Poland, Hungary ) prepared
their own stand in the assigned classes.
Spain: save your planet, a scape room
Poland: mathematical and logical games, quiz about Poland
Hungary: the history of Hungarian religion and kahoot game about
the presentation, the ancient logical games, the game
about Hungarian inventions and inventors.
Greece: Odyssey ( puzzle and quiz), Greek ancient mathematicians, religions of the world
Italy: presentation of a video about Cisterna di Latina ( customs, traditions, folk music and dance, music genres, traditional recipes, economic resources etc…), nutritive principles, the Mediterranean diet, diseases caused by a wrong nutrition, healthy eating, works on atomic models, works presented during the meeting in Albacete.
A folk dance teacher taught to students and teachers folk dances typical of the area.
Visit Pompei ruins. The ghostly ruins of ancient Pompeii (Pompei in Italian) make for one of the world’s most engrossing archaeological experiences.
Trip to Naples.
CELEBRATION OF THE EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES
Introduction of the European Day of Languages. Presentation of works produced in different languages:
Presentation of works produced in different languages:
- My Movie;
- I Ciceroni ( in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Arabian language);
- “ CLIL” (motor sciences in the English language);
- The sonnet by Shakespeare;
- West Side Story. Linguistic quizzes Kahoot (students were divided into 4 mixed groups) The students created posters to celebrate and publicize this important day. Certification ceremony and Farewell party Students and teachers the danced all together the dances learned thanks to the Italian teacher of folk dances.
Poland (17 February- 23 February 2019 )
Welcome, to school by our students and teachers going around the school. visiting the Mayor of Dębno. A short walk in Debno. Students make bracelets. Baking and tasting traditional carnival cakes ( pączki, chrusty)
Visiting Can -Pack manufacture. Erasmus team visit the high school in Brzesko. Everybody visitsKrakow Wawel Cathedral, Mariacki Church, Museum of Engineering.
- Greek presentation in Poland:
- The Greek team presented the guidelines and the bureaucratic steps necessary to start a business in Greece.
- The presentation started with a discussion with the teenagers about what their dreams are and what they would like to do in the future, in order to earn a living.
- Then, the Greek students presented the ppt video, giving ideas for a successful business in Greece (workspace, business ideas, appropriate partners, tax issues, etc.)
- After presenting the work done by the Greek students, a second short discussion followed, this time it was compared and contrast, that is the students had to think about what a good business would be in their country and if a lot of documents and certificates etc. are necessary in order to start a new business.
The description of the Spanish stand in Poland:
In our stand, we presented some of the projects we did last year with the theme of the “travel”
- The first video was recorded at our secondary school for a competition organized by a Spanish NGO, Once, to support disabled people. The video was made with students of the 1st level of high school. With the video, our school wants to fight against bullying.
- The second one was a video clip. It was carried out with students of 4º eso and fpb, for a school competition celebrating the day against gender violence. That was the winning video.
- The third video was carried out with students of 2nd high school of the subject Image and Sound, recorded and edited the trailer of a short film with the theme of the trip, a virtual trip: Inter-Net
- The fourth video was a short film directed by one of our teachers Fran González, he takes us on a fantastic journey through time with the help of different characters. This video was recorded in our secondary school with students for different courses.
The description of the Polish stands:
The Polish group prepared the play entitled
“On the Olympus”.
Students presented the life of the Greek gods in a humorous way: a feast, a court, a beauty contest, a dance.
They also presented mythological games: Bingo, Attributes.
Participants had to indicate the names and attributes of the gods.
The games’ illustrations were made by the students themselves.
The stand of Italy:
We presented a PP work about Dante Alighieri and also a big book with drawings representing some scenes from the Divine Comedy.
After the presentation, we prepared a Kahoot game with questions about Dante Alighieri and his great work.
The stand of Hungary:
- a short video showing a kind of traveling which was followed by a Kahoot game in connection with the video
- going through a labyrinth which symbolized a journey after completing it a quiz about Hungary with the help of the learning apps
3. ancient logical games (mankala)
E-twinning workshop with the e-twinning ambassador and trainer: Anna Mazur ( the topic: how to use learning app in different subjects)
Students go bowling in Brzesko with parents.
Students workshop- Easter eggs with the grandmas of our students.
Teachers visit lessons/ English the third-grade pupils.
Visiting the bakery in Dębno, tasting delicious bread, cakes, visiting the Castle in Dębno. Trip to the salt mine in Bochnia.
Trip to Tarnów- ( City Hall, Cathedral, ice skating for students, shopping center)
Greece (24March- 30 March 2019)
On the 25th, as it is the Greek National Day the students and the teachers attended the parade with the host families and the Greek teachers and then they had lunch, tasting the traditional dishes of the day.
The short welcoming ceremony, each country presented their work. The whole school participated, by moving from class to class and learning with different methodologies that each group applied in their teaching. Some of them were gamification, kahoot, puzzles, exhibitions, theater or posters. The local students had great fun learning and mingling with the foreign students.
A trip to Corfu took place, a popular destination for its beauty, its history, and traditions, things that they could now see themselves, as Corfu was one of the islands touched upon in the projects of the Greek team.
the Erasmus group visited Meteora, UNESCO’s cultural heritage, which stunned both teachers and students. In the evening the school was the meeting point for the hosts, the hosted, and the local community, as parents and the Greek teachers organized a farewell party. A Folk Association came to the school in traditional costumes and presented traditional dances. After that, they all participated in the Greek-like party.
At the school two professors from the University of Thessaly, Dr. Andreas Flouris and Davide Testa made an interesting interactive presentation on climate change and on new technologies and technological ideas. There was even a competition among the mixed groups of students. Later, the evaluation reports were made and students left to spend the last day with their Greek friends. In the afternoon the Greek teachers took their foreign colleagues on a walking tour around Trikala. They showed them the Castle, Varousi (the old town), Asklipeion and Tsitsanis Museum.
12. Closing day of the project in our school
We invited the parents and the people from our village to celebrate the project, to remember the nice moments of it and to be together. It was a successful program as many people visited this event. The programs lasted from the morning to the evening.
Thank you for participating and helping us!