As part of this, I created a QR code scavenger hunt (if you're unfamiliar with a QR code scavenger hunt or a QR running dictation, check out this post from my colleagues, Miriam Patrick and Rachel Ash) so my students could read (in Latin) about various lucky/unlucky signs from across the world.
Each QR code contains two Latin sentences. The first, which students copy down, describes something considered lucky or unlucky and the culture/country. The second sentence contains the clue for the location of the next QR code.
Once students have found and copied down all the sentences, they choose their favorite among both the lucky signs and the unlucky signs and then draw and color both.
Here are the examples I used:
- The number eight is lucky in China.
- If the first guest of the new year is a good person, then it is good luck in Vietnam.
- The number four is unlucky in China and Japan.
- Ladybugs are lucky in Turkey.
- Coyotes are unlucky if encountered while traveling, according to the Navajo.
- A white elephant is lucky in Thailand.
- A black witch moth is unlucky in Mexico.
- If your hair is cut on the seventeenth or twenty-ninth day of the month, you will not go bald, according to the ancient Romans.
- The number nine is unlucky in Japan.
- The cat Maneki-neko is lucky in Japan.
Here are some samples of students' work: