Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
In this project you will have to complete a set of activities
to solve a problem.
You will be introduced to several statues round the world and will
have to design your own statue and present it to your classmates, with
the support of Power Point slides that you will create during the project.
- To understand instructions to carry out tasks.
- To write short texts, organising ideas and information
- To understand and produce simple oral and written
descriptions and narrations.
- To obtain specific information from electronic sources
in various formats: text, image, sound.
- To organise one's own work efficiently and to use
supplementary learning material in web format.
- Tu use electronic tools, Winword and Power Point,
for the production of outcomes.
- To develop a topic and to present the information
orally, in an organized way, with the support of Power Point slides.
- To respect the opinions of teachers and other students
The material is structured as follows:
- The introduction, Invitation to a Trip,
where the main characters of the story are presented.
- The presentation of the situation around which
the story revolves, We have a Problem!
- Step 1, Step 2
and Step 3 contain a series of tasks with questions that lead
to the solution of the problem.
Each step is organised in the following sections:
- Search: tasks to locate the statues, which
often imply web search. These tasks are interelated and have to
be completed in order to go on.
- Performance: oral and written interaction
and production associated with the development of the story.
- Diary: a space to collect what you have
produced in the Performance section. The tasks include
the production of different types of text: dialogue, narration,
instructions, minutes, etc.
guidelines for the production of Power Point slides that will
in the endsupport the oral presentation of your statue.
- Supplementary tasks: language activities
to revise concepts that you may need in order to complete the
main activities. You can decide whether to do
these or not.
- Final Step
where you will have to solve the problem. The sections Performance,
Diary and Presentation are of the same type as in the
previous steps (Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3); Problem
solving sets out a situation that leads to the solution of the
When you do an exercise you will get feedback of the correct answers.
Some multiple choice and cloze exercises have a button that allows you
to view all the questions. Use this option when you want to print the
activity, which is advisable if you want to keep track of all the activities
you have completed in the development of the project.
order to avoid typing long URLs, the main page contains an access icon
to a contents map that leads directly to the activities, without having
to go through the itinerary that has already been completed.
Per complete the tasks in this unit you will need a multimedia computer
with access to the Internet and the following software:
Microsoft Power Point
Paint Shop Pro
To complete the Diary and Presentation sections,
you can use the Winword and Power Point sample documents available.
Unzip the file presentation.zip and save it onto your hard disk.