The project this week aims to provide opportunities for you to learn more about countries and cities around the world. Learning may focus on different cultures and traditions, famous landmarks, food and clothing.
● Flags of the World- Flags are a national symbol for all countries. Cultures use different symbols and colours on their flags which are meaningful to them and represent their history and people. Pick 5 countries and investigate their flags. What symbols and colours have they used? Why are these significant to this country? Can you create a flag for the UK which they feel represents our culture, history and people?
● Tastes of the World- Children all around the world eat a variety of food and many of the foods we eat today are inspired by other countries. Can you research and make a dish from another country which they have not tried before? They could find a recipe, source the ingredients via an online shop and follow the recipe to create a dish for the whole family.
● International Games- As part of the London 2012 Olympics a variety of countries were asked to name a traditional game which represented their culture and traditions. These can be seen here. Research these games and take inspiration from them to design their own game. Think about how the game is played, how you win and what equipment is needed. Where possible, they should test their game and make any changes needed. Present your game through writing and pictures. These could be handwritten or digital.
● From Birmingham to Johannesburg- Think about what it would be like to live in another country. Do you think your life would be the same or completely different? Use the following clip to compare living in Birmingham to Johannesburg. Show the similarities and differences between their life and Nwabisa’s life in South Africa. You may wish to show this in a Venn diagram, table or a poster.
● Exploring the World- Throughout history many people have explored new places. You can find out about some of them here. Pick an explorer from the list or one of their choice. You could map out the places that the explorer visited or you could create a piece of art inspired by the places they visited using digital images as support. You may wish to write a diary entry from the explorer’s point of view to share what they have seen and experienced.