In this section you can find a variety of activities for children ages 5 and up that incorporate Wikimedia projects into their remote learning experience. These activities are presented in the form of lessons plans that are easy to follow and can be integrated into different curricular plans. We encourage you to adapt and localize these activities to fit particular learning objectives, resource availability, and cultural contexts. You're completely free to translate, remix, and share these lesson plans widely. This resource bank is constantly growing, check back for more ideas in a few weeks. How is your experience using these lesson plans? Share your story with us through our social media channels!
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|Order||Activity||Wikimedia Project||Age range||Learning Objective||Resources needed|
|1||Our work of art||Wikimedia Commons||5+||Learners associate previous knowledge of planet Earth with the pictures they find on the Wiki Loves Earth archive and create an art piece of their favorite photograph.||Art supplies, computer, internet access|
|2||I bet you can't find...||Wikipedia||9+||Learners identify sources of information they can find on the web and choose relevant information on Wikipedia to solve a query.||Computer, internet access, worksheet or notebook|
|3||Who's in your textbook?||Wikipedia||11+||Learners explore Wikipedia to create a profile about a notable person not represented in their textbook.||School textbook, computer, internet access, worksheet or notebook|
|4||My family recipe||Wikibooks, Wikimedia Commons||12+||Learners document a local family recipe on Wikibooks and Wikimedia Commons.||Computer, internet access, camera or smartphone, cooking ingredients, notebook|
|5||Who said that?||Wikipedia||15+||Learners identify sources of information of stated facts on a Wikipedia article and reflect on what makes an article reliable.||Computer, internet access, worksheet or notebook|
|6||Creating “Thank you” cards for our community members||Wikiquote, Wikimedia Commons||7+||Learners use Wikiquote and Wikimedia Commons to create “Thank you” cards for local workers during the COVID-19 crisis (or other challenging times).||Computer, internet access, art supplies or photo editing software and printer|
|7||Let's be scriptwriters!||Wikibooks, Wikimedia Commons||11+||Learners create scripts for new scenes or plotlines for their favorite movie/film. Learners use Wikipedia to recall previous knowledge and discover Wikibooks.||Computer, internet access, notebook|
|8||Planning my dream holiday!||Wikipedia, Wikivoyage||13+||Learners contrast the information they find on Wikipedia and Wikivoyage about their dream destination, and decide on relevant information needed to plan a holiday.||Computer, internet access, notebook.|
|9||Only five clicks away||Wikipedia||11+||Learners navigate hyperlinks on Wikipedia articles through five clicks as a model to discover new information on the internet.||Computer or cellphone, internet access, notebook|
|10||Four stars for Wikipedia!||Wikipedia||13+||Learners examine Wikipedia articles and rank their quality based on a simple star grading system.||Computer or cellphone, internet access, notebook|
Have you led any other activities that engage your students with the Wikimedia projects? Share them by completing the form below! We’ll feature them in our resources bank and social media accounts so more people can find and use them. Alternatively, you can use the templates provided and upload your lesson to the corresponding category on Wikimedia Commons. Feel free to translate the template and share resources in languages other than English. We look forward to learning from you!
The #EduWiki challenges are a set of activities that engage guardians and students to use Wikipedia and its sister projects for educational purposes. You can find these challenges on our social media channels every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Have you tried one? Share your experience with us using the hashtag #EduWiki on your social media channel of choice.