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THE CLUES GAME

THE CLUES GAME

LOOK COLOR SIN FONDOThis activity must be done before the “GREAT MURAL OF THE ASRAMA” as it will enable us to work the topic assigned to our level.

Once they have the information, the class has to be divided in three or four groups. They will be given a question to be answered with help from the researched information.

When the pupils have the answer, they have to inform the teacher, who will tell them if it was correct or not. If they answered it correctly, they will receive a piece of a puzzle (part of a map with the answer written on the other side) and they will be given another question. The team obtaining the four pieces in the shortest time wins the game.

In order to do this activity, every class must have 4 puzzles divided in four parts, each one of them with an answer to one question.

Download the activity’s puzzle

If there is enough time and the group’s dynamics permits it, the teacher must have hidden the different pieces of the puzzle, as well as an envelope with the next question, around the school’s playground. The teacher will send them to look for that envelope once they have answered correctly instead of simply making the question.

The youngest primary school pupils can answer the question after receiving the teacher’s explanation about the topic. Then, they can go to search for the piece of the puzzle without being divided in groups. In order to answer some of the questions, the pupils will be provided with photocopies from the campaign’s magazine to deepen their knowledge about Atambua.

Level

Class’ topic

QUESTIONS FOR THE CLUES GAME

1st PRIMARY BENEFICIARIES How old will be the boys studying in the ASRAMA (12-15); the meaning of the word ASRAMA (Boarding school); how many children will live there (100): what is the name of the country in which Atambua is located (Indonesia).
2nd PRIMARY WORK PROJECT From which areas come most of the pupils (Belu and Malaka); what means ASRAMA (boarding school); how many rooms will have the ASRAMA (they have to count them); how many children will study there (100).
 

3rd  PRIMARY

PHYSICAL LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT The name of the largest flower in the world, which grows in Indonesia (Rafflesia Arnoldii); which is Atambua’s type of climate (tropical); which Indonesian animal is a threatened species (Sumatran orangutan); in which world rank is Indonesia concerning its level of biodiversity (third).
4th PRIMARY DEMOGRAPHIC AND CULTURAL CONTEXT Which language is spoken in Atambua (Bahasa); what is the name of its traditional dance (Tebe); how many different ethnic groups populate Indonesia (300); how many languages and dialects there are (700).
5th PRIMARY DEMOGRAPHIC AND CULTURAL CONTEXT Which is the country’s average life expectancy (68.8); the number of inhabitants in Atambua (75,199); which world ranking would Indonesia have regarding its population (4th); Which is the majority religion (Islam).
6th PRIMARY  PHYSICAL LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT To which continent belongs Indonesia (Asia); in which island is Atambua located (Timor); which are Indonesia’s largest islands (Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan –the Indonesian part of Borneo-, New Guinea –shared with Papua New Guinea- and Sulawesi); how much surface has Indonesia regarding the rest of the world (Thanks to its 1,904,569 km², Indonesia is the 15th largest country in the world in terms of surface.)
1st SECONDARY PHYSICAL LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT How many active volcanoes there are and which one is the most important of all Indonesia (the Krakatoa); which type of climate has Atambua (tropical); the main characteristics of Atambua’s climate (monsoons, rainy and dry seasons; high humidity levels, with an average of around 80%. The temperature changes little through the year); between which tectonic plates it is located (on the rim of the Pacific, the Eurasian and the Australian-Indian Plates.)
2nd SECONDARY PHYSICAL LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT How many islands includes the Indonesian archipelago (around 17,508 islands); how many inhabitants live in Indonesia (more than 255 millions); with which countries it shares land borders (Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia); Which are the largest islands (Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan –the Indonesian part of Borneo- New Guinea –shared with Papua New Guinea- and Sulawesi); how much surface it occupies and its ranking in comparison with the rest of the world (With its 1,904, 569 km², Indonesia is the 15th largest country in the world in terms of surface.)
3rd SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL AND RELIGIOUS CONTEXT How many primary schools there are in Atambua (14 public schools and 11 private ones); how many pupils live in Atambua (11,640 pupils); how many secondary schools there are (5 public and 4 private); how many pupils are not able to continue their studies (8,000); how many and which religions are recognized by the Indonesian government (Islam, Protestantism, Catholic Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism).
4th SECONDARY SOCIOECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CONTEXT Which city is the capital of Indonesia (Jakarta) and in which island is Atambua located (Timor); the currency used (the Indonesian rupiah); what is the HDI and in which rank is Indonesia (The Human Development Index is a statistical social indicator created by the United Nations Development Programme –UNDP- based in three parameters: having a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and a decent standard of living. Indonesia is ranked in the 108 position); major sector of economic activity and percentage (agriculture, 55%; subsistence farming).