Late elementary and Pre-Teen level

Late elementary and Pre-Teen level​

This particular age group is one of the most challenging and demanding, since this is when most students discontinue their attendance to the Greek school. Learning Greek needs to compete with other extra-curricular activities. Therefore, the ‘Rebooting’ application for this level focuses most on the gamification of the learning experience, by transferring elements widely common in video games to the Greek learning context. The learning process uses the metaphor of exploration, with the learners exploring and facing challenges in ancient Greece, using a customizable character. The avatar’s journey becomes their own, and the development of the characters abilities mirrors their own progress in learning Greek. In terms of instructional goals, the knowledge space is extended, to include written speech production and comprehension, along with activities that require artifact creation.

Perseas & Medusa Pilot Webisode

Theme Concept

The theme of the level is directly related to Greek mythology, gods, heroes and monsters. The learners take the role of a Greek hero who traverses the length of ancient Greece, reliving the most popular myths and learning about the places where they took place. Introductory videos present an animated narration of various ancient Greek myths, while the learning experience travels the learner through all the major milestones of a particular myth, with the learning content corresponding to each one of them.

Level Curriculum

  1. The Greek alphabet (creating crosswords and word puzzles – identifying letters and sounds – identifying and pronouncing letter combinations – hyphenation and accents)
  1. Introductions (creating an ID card – presenting one’s name, age, country of origin, gender, eye color, hair color, and general height – be able to understand simple questions when read, about name, age, eye and hair color, height)
  1. My family (creating a family tree – be able to understand, identify, and present the members of one’s family – describing the physical appearance of family members – identifying the professions of the members of one’s family)
  2. At the ταβέρνα (creating a menu with favourite food – be able to identify foods that are primarily found in Greece – be able to identify the ingredients of Greek foods – be able to order Greek foods using polite language – be able to identify likes and dislikes or preferences in Greek foods)
  3. Come to my party (writing an invitation to your birthday party – giving directions to your house – giving details about time, date, and location – describing the exterior of your house)
  4. Summer travel (creating a poster on visiting greece – recognizing, identifying, and presenting different modes of transportation as presented in a timetable – recognizing and identifying different landscapes and locations in Greece – recognizing, identifying, and presenting different summer activities)
  5.  A day at school (creating a school timetable – describing daily routines about school – talking about favorite subjects – describing school activities and locations)
  6. Yesterday (writing a diary entry – describing basic activities one did and did not do yesterday in the past tense)
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