How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice
The prior learning needed in order for learners to get the most out of this resource is detailed in the learning journey. In broad terms learners should be familiar with the solar system and the movement of the planets around the sun and should have an idea of the historical context in which Copernicus was working. In this resource learners will access some learning online through the Fun Kids live website which will prepare the way for some of the activities in the pack. The language consists of greetings, countries and nationalities, colours, and simple opinions on food and drink. There is also vocabulary related to the planets, astrology- signs of the zodiac- and basic scientific elements.
Initially the language may seem daunting to both teachers and learners, however the images along with the English subtitles should make the story accessible.
Gwiazda Kopernika’ (The Star of Copernicus) is a cartoon animation following the life of the famous Polish scientist. Watch the film on Glow (Glow log-in required).