The traveling suitcase project!!!
First term was coming to an end and everyone was getting itchy feet for Christmas to arrive. It was not easy to stay still and just listen to new contents. Therefore, it was just the perfect time to engage students into a project!!! The traveling suitcase!!
The premise was to learn about our planet and its climates and biomes... in other words, about Earth and its landscapes. But in order to do so, we had to use our previous knowledge about the Earth's most important features of relief; turn on our wisdom about continents, seas and rivers; and of course fresh up our last unit, where we learnt about climate and weather and its elements. The entire first quarter put into practice in a four-session project. Ambitious? You tell me!
Bilingual Geography and History students had to choose a destiny, select its climate zone, collect data about its location, precipitations, temperatures, wildlife, vegetation, anthropic action, and research a little about one of its cities. All that conveniently sewed up, they could create a unique suitcase that would travel to that special place.
It has been wonderful to learn about places such as the Shinjuku neighborhood in Tokio, Dakar in Senegal, Rohaya in Cameroon, Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf, Songsvann lake in Norway, Madagascar island, Bali city in Indonesia, Mar del Plata in Argentina, Antarctica and so many other great destinies. Thanks to our traveling suitcases, memories from the places we come from were remembered and shared; stories about cheetahs and macaws and camels and wild boars were imagined; dreams about oasis in the middle of the Gobi desert were arose. We discovered the dry savanna and the wet savanna, the equatorial temperatures and the desert almost nonexistent precipitations...
Honestly, some of the traveling suitcases were just breathtaking.
Congratulations to our 1 ESO Geography and History bilingual students. Keep it up!!