Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Creating A Monument

Today students explore National Monuments, why they are built and what they symbolise.

We then asked the students to design a monument that represented their tribe and a symbolise something that is important to them.

Some teams created rockets to celebrate the journey to Mars, other created monuments to celebrate the technology they brought with them.

The middle picture is a bit of and homage to the Russian Monument to Space Travel which we show the students in class.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Sand Storm Cometh (Or the hard drive died)

Half way through the holidays I was informed that the Virtual World hard drive had died and there had been no proper back up implemented.

Two weeks work was lost.

Sand Storms on Mars are incredibly destructive. We told the students that a two week sand storm had destroyed some elements of their outposts and they needed to work in their teams, allocate tasks and do a fast rebuild.

Everyone was happy and now we are back on track.