How to use this exercise?
The model will be used to introduce the students to the European continent, including the position of each European capital city, through a playful and interactive way of learning.
Number of pieces of this exercise
The 3D model is composed of several puzzle pieces as many as are the countries in the European continent (28).
• The base ground is a rectangular piece in which the puzzle pieces can be allocated (A3);
• Each country’s piece is suggested to be painted with a different colour for better distinction;
At the same time, each country piece features a half-spherical point place where the relative capital city is located for better memorization of each European capital’s position.
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How can the model be used in class?
The model can be used to teach about the structuring of the European continent, by taking into consideration each country and the relative capital city. This will allow students to have a better understanding and geographical memorization, as well as getting a much clearer idea on the different kinds of cultures and origins (Nordic, Central, Mediterranean, Balkan, etc). At the same time, this is also a very interactive way of learning by visualizing and composing each country’s puzzle piece into a whole ensemble.
What benefits can its use have?
The benefits from the use of this model are:
- Students can learn and memorize better and faster the geography of our continent.
- Students with special needs, for example blind students or partially sighted, are also directly and better involved into the learning path through the use of their touching senses.
Can it be used in other subjects?
History (of the European continent, such as war conflicts).