In this ebook you will find eight separate ‘Enchanted Kingdom’ projects. Seven are derived from the seven separate realms covered by the film, and each of these leads to a tangible end product, of which learners can be proud – a piece of content that has real-world, 21st century value. The eighth project is a ‘Final Celebration’ – an ambitious international link-up of schools across the world which invites students to reflect on their Enchanted Kingdom journey. The beauty of the project-based approach lies in the fact that as a teacher you can allow the project to take your class on a learning journey in a variety of different directions. ‘The Enchanted Kingdom’ raises many further questions and offers glimpses into exciting diversions. Each project in this book is mapped to a specific learning objective. These objectives are common to most countries’ curricula. However they may need to be adapted by the class teacher on the basis of age and ability. The projects have also been mapped to specific subject areas, allowing teachers to cover a wide area of the curriculum using a single engaging premise – exploring the Enchanted Kingdom.
Imaginatively used, they will open up additional purposeful, cross-curricular possibilities and activities that will enhance the main project. We would encourage you to take risks in your own teaching, using the projects as ‘jumping-off points’ to other curriculum areas that may not have been mentioned in the plans. We hope you enjoy the projects as much as the students from Broadclyst Primary School. They have captured their Enchanted Kingdom learning journey via Office Mixes. The mixes supplement the projects and provide an insight into how enjoyable and exciting they found the whole experience. Furthermore, we would encourage you to share your experiences and ideas, both as a part of the Enchanted Kingdom community on the Microsoft in Education Network and also through related networks, such as Skype in the classroom.