Learning adventures

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A learning adventure is a unique way of learning about a topic.

  • students work in small groups, learning about a topic in a first person narrative way
  • students work in cooperative competition
  • develops collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking skills

The adventures

For all of them, these instructions should be handy.

Year 9 History – “War Correspondents”

  • this is a ‘choose your own adventure’ one where students take on the role of a journalist around the period of WW1
  • made for the Defining Moments exhibit at the National Museum of Australia

Year 5 History – “The Spiritstone Saga”

  • this is a ‘choose your own adventure’ one where students take on the role of a young person exploring Australia around the time of first contact
  • made for the Defining Moments exhibit at the National Museum of Australia

Here is a map showing how students progress through the unit, and highlighting that the students all learn the compulsory curriculum material:

Year 5/6 Science – “Alien Alliance”

I made a mini science unit. The whole adventure is encompassed in this website: www.alienalliance.org

During their adventure they will learn facts about:

  1. light
  2. energy
  3. electricity

They will also learn skills:

  1. askinq questions
  2. doing experiments
  3. creating graphs
  4. communicating visually (using photos, posters and videos).

PD

I’ve also made a “Learning Adventures 2.0” PD here. This contains the new updated and gamified version of the Year 8 History Learning adventure (way better, in my opinion…).

Drop me a line if you have a question about how to run these…

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