Students from the Grade 3 English class at Sacred Heart School/École Sacré Ceour spent the final weeks prior to the Christmas holidays learning about famous structures around the world, and they had to apply what they learned.
The 20 students built models based on the famous structures that they studied, creating some unique tributes.
“The structures that came in, I couldn’t believe the work that was done. Everyone was totally different,” said teacher Michelle Adams.
She received several different submissions of the Titanic, but each of those was different. Also submitted were the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower with lights, the Taj Mahal, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Stonehenge, Easter Island, the Roman Colosseum and the Tower Bridge.
“The student even had it where the bridge would go up and go down,” said Adams.
The kids were so excited during the research portion about the project. They would learn a new fact, and share the tidbit with their peers.
It was a great learning experience for the students, Adams said, because they got to know how the structure was built, how long it took to construct, what was used, what the structures were used for and even how the blocks were moved into place for Stonehenge.
Each student had to make a poster, a PowerPoint or a slide show in addition to the structure.
“It ties into all sorts of projects – your research, presentation, the building of it. There’s a lot of science and language arts in here. It’s cross-curricular,” said Adams.