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Gianna Zarafeta from Palladio School in Greece


Learning goals
Children learn:
➑ How to use the English language effectively.
➑ To make presentations and present them in front of an audience.
➑ Find necessary and adequate information on the Internet and use it in the project/presentations.
➑ Use their technological skills and knowledge while using the SketchUp programme (STEAM).
➑ Use their Artistic knowledge while colouring the models (STEAM).

Time indication
It took 15 days to complete the project

Type of education
Palladio School from Greece
Level of education: B1 (CERF) – 6th Grade
Student age: 12 years old

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Which other tools and equipment do you need?
Diorama of London

Theme/ subject
21st Century skills
Social science

Project description

The students of the 6th grade were asked to create presentations on their iPad devices in their English lesson. The topic of the project was to choose the most popular English monuments and make presentations, which they would later present in class. Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, the Statue of Nelson, Admiralty Arch and the Houses of Parliament were chosen.

Stage 1 – Create a diorama
We created a diorama of London which we put on a chipboard. The pupils were separated in groups and used the SketchUp programme in order to create the monuments in the best scale so as to match the scale of the diorama.

Stage 2 – Create 3D monument
Later, we printed in our school’s 3D printer the monuments. When all the models were created, each group coloured the model they had created trying to make them similar to the real ones, by looking photos on the Internet.

Stage 3 – Create presentation
each group created a presentation referring to their sight. They looked up for information on the internet and created presentations on the keynote as they had already been taught in class.

Stage 4 – Presentations
Finally, the presentations were shown to their classmates.

Materials and methods

3D printer
Diorama of London



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