|Mentor/Author||Profession||School and City|
|Hana Dzaferi||Class teacher||P.S. Naim Frasheri – Tetovo|
|Student’s team||1. Amar Hasani|
2. Leudita Idrizi
3. Deren Allili
4. Albina Pajaziti
5. Nart Beluli
|Age of children creating the game||9-10 years|
|Age of children for whom you suggest to play this game||9-14 years|
Game Instructions – Steps and rules for the game
“Little Explorers” is a game based on asking, answering, exploring and discovering new countries and ultimately discovering the key answer that is the main purpose of the game. The game begins by highlighting the rules of the game, the stages of the course of action, and the global goal of all players.
The first student picks up the ticket number with the question he / she wants to answer, opens the question, reads the question and tries to answer it himself / herself and then asks for help from his / her friends but if they too cannot answer, they search through online tools like Wikipedia or Google. Once they find out which country it is on, they take the ticket of the same country and read about it from the where there is info on it. This is how the game’s activities continue until all the countries are highlighted on the map of Europe that is placed between them on the big bench and until all the tickets with the flags are turned over after reading. The game coordinator at the time monitors the activities of his teammates and sometimes assists when asked for help.
After all the questions are opened the coordinator opens the envelope where the main question is asked, reads aloud and puts it in front of them on the map. The main question is “Which word is shown on all cards with flags describing the states?” The students search the descriptions and conclude that it is NATO. After discovering the key answer, the coordinator shows the NATO flag, leaves it on the bench and begins reading about NATO’s history, how it functions, who is a member and when they joined, what are the conditions for membership, etc.
Finally, all student players show the flags in a row, indicating which country each one belongs to. This activity is based on learning through play and research, so the key answer or purpose is realized at the end of the game.