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††††††††††††††††††††† The Process

Are you ready to get started?†††††††††††††††

Iím sure youíre already very excited about this project and you have some ideas of your own.†††††

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To develop the three tasks (webzine, presentation, and activity) you have to follow the next steps.


 

1.           Get in groups of six. Remember that each group will be working on one country.

2.            Each group will be divided in 2 sections (A and B). Section A will be in charge of the geo-historical features and Section B of the socio-cultural ones. So you have to agree on the section youíll be working.

3.             You will organise yourselves as it better suits you to fulfil the tasks, but each section will have the following roles:

a.         a material responsible: Itís the person in charge of the material your section will need to develop the reports and the oral presentation.

b.         a secretary: Itís the person responsible for scheduling the work (with the help of the rest) and controlling deadlines.

c.          a speaker: Itís the voice of the group and the person who will interact with the teacher if your section has doubts or comments.

4.              Both sections will have to agree on how to design the blog for it to be original and coherent using the site www.blogspot.com. It will have an appealing title and it will contain, apart from the reports of the sections, pictures and videos related to the topic. Some aspects that each section could include are the following:

 

Socio-cultural features

traditions (dances, traditional music, religion)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† society characteristics (lifestyle,food, clothes)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† art productions (music, literature, films, etc.)

Geo-historical features

nature (geography and biology) history (geopolitics, industry and economy facts, historic events, political system)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† cities (main cities, relevant monuments, etc.)



Here you have some links that will help you gather information to create your webzine reports. They are divided by country and feature. (Feel free to use other links of your own search!)

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5.    Both sections will have also to agree on how to develop the oral presentation with the help of the projector.

6.    Each section will be responsible for preparing an activity (section A will prepare one activity and section B another one) to introduce the features of the country to your classmates. Some tips for the activities:

a.    what about giving the class a guided tour around one of the main cities of the country?

b.    What about presenting a song of a famous group?

c.     What about creating an activity with the traditions of the culture?

d.    What about a historical timeline or an activity to relate events?

 

Try to exploit the materials of your findings and prepare the activities in group. If you run out of ideas for your activities ask your teacher for some clues.