Original lesson idea by Todd Johnson, Providence Day School, IDEAS (Spring 2023)
Day 1: Welcome to DAY 1 of our "Summer Camp Design" Unit.
Summer Camps have been around for a long time. Camps generally follow a common recipe for success. You need a good theme and various activities for campers to enjoy to go along with it. Your challenge is to Design a Summer Camp and at least 4 anchor activities: a Dining Hall and 2 Camper sleeping areas that coincide with that theme. Get creative and have fun!
Brainstorm ideas on post it notes
Cluster, Categorize and Clarify to select 1 idea.
Form a group and pick a theme
Turn in a Google Doc (here on this assignment) with:
Your Team member names
Four Main Camp Attractions
Day 2: Prototype
Engineers need to know how to collaborate as a team to accomplish a task. Take inventory of your skills and abilities to determine who should be working on each part of the project.
Create a map and poster for your summer camp with a digital or analog (paper) tool of your choice:
Notability for iPad
Google Drawing (use a LAPTOP, not an iPad)
a Google Slideshow
a paper posterboard
The poster should have the Camp Name, major activities, dinning hall, sleeping areas and be designed in a way that clearly illustrates the camp theme.
Create a short movie commercial for your camp (less than 60 seconds). The commercial should include all of the same elements as the poster and include explanations of each of the major activities at the camp.
Turn in the FINAL VIDEO in SEESAW (or if it is too large / big, upload it in Google Classroom). Only ONE person in your group needs to upload the VIDEO.