Mrs. Margaret McQuillan
Brief outline of the Project
The Ogham Stone Project
A group project to make one large Ogham stone representing the class with information about the school written in Ogham writing up the edges of the stone.
And for each student to make their own stone with personally designed symbols to represent themselves. Their individual stones were painted and placed in the pockets previously made around the main stone.
The students made their own notebooks, their ‘Ogham Stone Diary’s’ where they gathered information about the project, the history of the Celts, the Ogham stones and the Ogham alphabet. They built up their ideas about themselves, their own symbols that represents them for their own stones
Numeracy & Literacy Skills
Making their diary’s, measuring distance of holes on the paper making all pages equal.
Estimating then measuring & calculating the amount of wire needed to cover the card stand.
Problem solving, working out proportions and scale.
Student diary’s / visual notebooks – information gathering skills.
Gathering of symbols to tell ‘ their story’.
Recording information skills.
Keeping a ‘visual’ diary during the project for their own story, writing, drawing, doodling, sticking in pictures and story telling.
Writing a short essay on the Celts & Ogham stones based on visual stimulous.