Writing a Postcard Home #GoogleExpeditions Lesson
In this lesson plan, students have the opportunity to come face-to-face with a gorilla in the Congo! Start by setting the scene for the lesson; students are on a school trip to the Congo, where they will be learning how to track Gorillas. On their journey, they come across a local village, where they meet the locals and attend a lesson in the local school. On their way back from the village, students have their first ever gorilla encounter! This scene will usually provoke a shocked reaction and is a great way for getting students to think creatively about their experience. After this, students need to write a postcard home to describe what they have seen on their school trip!

The lesson plan contains the following content:

1. Lesson plan
2. Worksheet to be completed during the expedition
3. Postcard template with lines
4. Postcard template without lines

If you want any more tips/ideas about how to incorporate Google Expeditions into the classroom, visit our website: www.primevr.co.uk. It was founded by a former Google Expeditions associate, who visited over 100 schools, trained over 2,000 teachers and introduced the technology to over 40,000 students. Keep fully up-to-date with everything Google Expeditions by following us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/primevruk.


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  • Lesson-Plan---Virtual-School-Trip-to-Congo!_.docx
  • Postcard-Template-with-lines_.pdf
  • Postcard-Template-without-lines_.pdf
  • The-Congo-School-Trip-Worksheet-.docx

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Created: Jun 5, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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