Legopolis: City planners needed!
Uh-oh! The city of Legopolis isn’t a great place to live—we urgently need some town planners to create a new layout for this mixed up place! In this session, students consider the services a city needs, the facilities its inhabitants will want, and how these can best be arranged to create a liveable city.
Age range: 6-12 years old
Session Length: 60-90 minutes
Price: $5.50 per child per hour (Minimum $70 per hour) + GST
Capacity: Up to 50 students
- - A community is a collection of essential services, residential buildings, and recreational facilities.
- - Models are made to scale - a school should be bigger than a house!
- Each community consists of some things that are essential and some that are fun or entertaining.
Students work together in small teams to decide on some crucial features of their city, following a discussion around emergency services, city infrastructure and urban design. Students map their city then build a LEGO model, sharing at the end of the session.
We are learning to:
- - Compare and contrast 'wants' versus 'needs'
- - Describe our ideas to our peers
- - Consider how city features work together to create a community
- Understand that people have different roles and responsibilities as part of their participation in groups. (Level 1)
- Understand how people make choices to meet their needs and wants. (Level 2)
- Understand how places influence people and people influence places. (Level 2)
- Understand how people view and use places differently. (Level 3)
- Understand how people make decisions about access to and use of resources. (Level 3)
Health and Physical Education
- Students use spatial reasoning to create a map and model of their revised Legopolis city. They’ll need to think critically, logically, and creatively.
- Using language, symbols and text:
- In groups, students give a quick oral presentation of their work at the end of the lesson. They use a key to colour-coordinate their LEGO model and create a visual guide in the form of a map.
- Managing Self:
- Students practice library-appropriate behaviour throughout their visit.
- Relating to Others:
- Students are encouraged to consider the needs of a whole community.
- Participating and contributing:
- This session has students working collaboratively in small groups, and contributing to class discussions.
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