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E-Twinning: 2008-2009 “A chest of myths” "Siegerland – Grundschule aus Berlin / Deutschland„ Age of the pupils: 11 - 12 "Experimental Gymnasiums Korinth.

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1 e-Twinning: “A chest of myths” "Siegerland – Grundschule aus Berlin / Deutschland„ Age of the pupils: "Experimental Gymnasiums Korinth / Griechenland„ Age of the pupils: Siegerland – Grundschule : Westerwaldstraße 19 – 21, Berlin Tel.: / Fax: / Home:

2 A chest full of myths Our students exchange myths and legends from their home countries and learn about each other’s attitudes. We show links between different regions and cultures. In many legends and myths of mankind, there are the strangest characters and creatures. A List of legendary creatures and the interpretation appears in almost every culture worldwide. For thousands of years people became worry about the existence of so-called mythical beings. Dragon, Minotaur, Centaur unicorn or Grief, all these beings are creatures of imagination from the mythology of different peoples. Mythical tell us much about our underlying perceptions and show a connection to the history of the cultural circle in which they are found. We show these creatures by legends from our home countries (Greek and German mythology) and we demonstrate how we can meet all these in paintings of great painters, in our daily-life (Pegasus symbol of Korinthos) and in other sciences(Pegasus in Astronomy). Twinspace: Twinblog:

3 Keywords Communication Communication Reading skills Reading skills ICT ICT Collaborative learning Collaborative learning Active learning Active learning Reflection Reflection Students‘ experiences and knowledge Students‘ experiences and knowledge Migration Migration

4 The way we worked Brainstorming session TeamsBrainstorming session Teams Photos of settings and pupilsPhotos of settings and pupils TextworkTextwork DocumentationDocumentation AnimationsAnimations BloggingBlogging Presentations and valuation in classPresentations and valuation in class Published (eTwinning website, the homepages of the schools)Published (eTwinning website, the homepages of the schools)

5 The start of the ”A chest full of myths“ eTwinning project Subjects: Cross Curricular, Foreign Languages, History of Culture, Language and Literature

6 The tools we used MS Word (textwork) Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8 (picture processing) Animation Shop 3 (animated picture processing) Pivot Strickfigure Animator (animated picture processing) Windows Movie Maker, (animated picture processing) Stop Motion Pro (animated picture processing) MS PowerPoint (presentation) Clipart (illustrations) Digital cameras (photos) The Internet (information) s (communication and exchanging material) eTwinning website (TwinSpace, Blog) School websites(PR work) Computer labs / Laptops Whiteboard (Interactive presentation)

7 This is how we work in Germany… Research (Internet), Pivot Strickfigure Animator, Windows Movie Maker and Stop Motion Pro (animated picture processing) We use English ”building stones” and glossaries. The presentations are shown on the SMART Board. Together we work on the slides in class.

8 Excursions in our hometowns Crosswords created by our partners Berlin Korinth

9 8 Themes Mythical Gallery Painted by students from Greece and Germany A Monster Family This was a family of monsters in Greek Mythology. Created by students in Greece. Legendary creatures Created by students from Germany Mythical animations Created by students from Germany Pegasus Created by students in Greece. Centaurus Created by students in Greece Dragons Created by students from Germany Legendary creatures in the sky Created by students from Greece and Germany

10 Responses in our blog!

11 What kind of activities took place? Exhibition - Siegerland Grundschule, Berlin Germany Exhibition -Experimental Gymnasium, Korinth / Griechenland eTwinning Quality Label (Greece and Germany) EUROPEAN QUALITY LABEL Articles in the local press

12 Exhibition in the school buildings

13 Conclusion A European and world dimension Improved knowledge of English ICT skills Growing interest in further computer and project work Communication across ’the borders’ Sharing of experiences Older and younger pupils together A stimulating learning situation for everyone involved


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