The origins of the Arts MiniMOOC: The World Image
Organisers and creators of this MiniMOOC : Renata Colomba & Roberta Accardi
Teachers in Liceo Scientifico S. Cannizzaro, Palermo, Italy
Renata Colomba is a History and Philosophy teacher and Roberta Accardi is an Italian Literature and Latin teacher; they both like fine art , history and working together in an international environment.
Goals of the MiniMOOC "IMMO- Imago Mundi (The World Image)" :
The MiniMOOC aims to introduce the new STEAM methodology in the curricular activity throughout the interaction of different subjects: History, Geography, Art, Math and Science.
It wants to make students aware of how their own idea of the world is reflected on the shape of the globe represented on a geographical map. Since ancient times, people have always needed to shape the world from their own point of view, that represents their culture in a large sense (knowledge, beliefs, etc).
Geographical maps can be realized in different material support (stone, paper, wood) in relation to their antiquity. They can represent a piece of land as it is known or imagined during the time and they have different purposes, not only travelling as one might expect.
This work is addressed to pupils 14-18 aged.
Subject objectives (History- Geography- Math):
- to understand the particular point of view (knowledge and beliefs) by representing a country
- to recognize and explain people's different ideas;
- to make appropriate use of historical, geographical terms;
- to understand the technique of scale representation;
- to understand how to draw a geographical map using the cardinal points, meridian and parallel;
- to select, organize and use relevant information to produce well-structured work.
- To discuss which map today is the better representation of the World or to discuss criteria for a World maps exibition in an imaginary Museum space.
Language Aims: to improve the glossary by presenting a lexical set on the geo-historical, science and math field.
Skills: Integrated skills activity; analyze, discuss, create; teamwork; problem-solving; assess and evaluate.
Final Product: The World maps exibition in an imaginary Museum space.
Materials: Photos, handouts, research-form, smartboard;
Time: 2.30 hours + 2.30 hours.
Evaluation: it will be assessed the final product: criteria to discuss and take decisions; teamwork cooperation; self-evaluation.