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Suitable for 4-7 years old children
Jacopo is a boy who lives in Pistoia. Jacopo was very sly. Every time he went to the market in order to buy horses and cows, he used to say that he would have paid if it had been hot. So Jacopo used to wear that red mantle in summer too pretending it was cold.
Educational potential / Learning Outcomes
Teachers have choosen this tale because Jacopo is the Saint Patron of Pistoia and every year in July children can see ceremonies in honor of Saint Jacopo (The Clothing of St. Jacopo with fire fighters in the Cathedral, Giostra dell’orso,..). This story helps children to understand the typical local traditions.
The main character is Jacopo. Jacopo is a very sly boy because under false pretences he never pays merchants.
The story is set in Pistoia. Children get into contact with the Middle Ages through experiences lived inside their classroom. After that children visited some stables in order to take part to educational workshops. Moreover the Mayor of Pistoia invited the children to the Townhall and children gave the Mayor their book about Pistoia.
One Lesson Plan
Teachers have used Kamishibai to tell the story, children have made papier-mache horses and then teachers have used that stuff in physical paths. Children built a model of Giostra dell’orso by using recycled materials. In the classroom teachers made a medieval feast so children could taste old traditional dishes.
Teachers use LIM to show pictures of Pistoia and You tube to watch videos about Giostra dell’orso.
Teachers make a video by using children’s activities and drawings.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.