Juan Gómez Ordóñez
Level: 1st of Bachillerato
Every country, city, culture, language... has
its own characteristics. It has been proved that travelling is the
best way of getting knowledge of the cultural, the people and the
language of the different countries. For this reason, today we are
going to approach to the city of Granada.
As you know, Granada is one of the
most beautiful Spanish cities in the southern region. It is an important
cultural centre in Europe, with one of the oldest and the most important
universities in the country.
Granada is also the cradle of internationally well-known
poets and writers. Granada history has
left an incomparable architectural legacy. It is in the heart of
Andalusia, home of Flamenco. Granada is an exciting
and lively city that always leaves an incredible memory on the people
who visit it.
You have been offered the possibility of
travelling to London for summer with your classmates but, before
leaving, you have to do a project on what to do and see in the city
Your school has been asked to participate
in a tourist project offered by the Spanish Ministry of Tourism.You
have to elaborate a full dossier which includes information on the
city of Granada, such as, history, geography, culture,
gastronomy, places to visit, and so on. The winning school will
get a prize from the mentioned Ministry, consisting on one
week trip to London for the whole class.
Before you do this task, you should always
take into account that the project should fit the travellers’ needs
A group of civil servants from the Ministry
of Tourism will be sent to your school to evaluate your final dossier.
Therefore, this should be accurate and professional as if you
all were working in a travel agency.
You will work in groups of 3 students
to do the dossier. Every gruoup will be doing tasks related to the
particular aspects of the information requested for the dossier´s
elaboration. For example, you should include activities and attractive
choices the city of Granada can offer the
group will be in charge of at least 3 aspects visitors are interested
For doing the assigned task, you have
to distribute your time and the activities to be done by the students.
Every group member will be responsible for the role presented to
him/her. Once you have been assigned your role, you will then proceed
to research your topic.
You will form groups of 3 students and the
Roles will be as follow:
Student 1: will be in charge of getting information about history,
geography and culture.
Student 2: should get information related to activities, eating
out and monuments.
Student 3: will be in charge of collecting of the information regarding
accommodation, parks and nightlife in the city.
At the end, every group has to do a dossier and an exhibition
*Note: All members of these groups are obliged
to help the other members as soon as they finish their tasks.
The tourist research
about the city of Granada should be divided in several stages or
divisions according to the different aspects we want to cover. Some
of them could be:
Please remember that your final duty is to work together and
evaluate the information you have gathered for this dossier which
will be sent to the Spanish Ministry of Tourism. A part from this
dossier, you are requested to get the best pictures of the city
to decorated the classroom.
We are presenting you some useful links. Click on
your link to find helpful information that will aide you in your
research. You should look for cultural aspects, popular sightseeing
locations, and historical information about the city. If you have
any problems reading the information appearing in the Internet,
please use the Spanish/English dictionaries we are presented you
Here is a list of websites where you can find all
you need for your dossier:
If you would like
to learn more about Spain click HERE
*Accommodation in Granada
in Sierra Nevada
forecast in the city
week in Spain
Life in Granada
*Activities in Granada
of Sierra Nevada
culture in Spain
You will be evaluated on an individual and group
basis. Individually, you will be marked on how well you completed
your role in the group project. We will also take into account your
responsability in the group. As a group, your performance, dossier
and picture exhibition (click here for your best PHOTOS ) will be considered in deepth. In addition to
this, you will receive three grades: individual , group and exhibition
Please be fair with all the group members, each group
is responsible for completing its job. This is what we call "team
work" and you all are involved in the final result.
Creativity and good explanations
of the decisions taken will be highly valued.
By doing this project, you will be able
to learn more about the city of Granada in addition to learning from the members
of your group.
As you´ll notice there are a lot of sights
Granada. This work can also be helpful for your
history and geography lessons
Take a few minutes to do the following
Once you have completed your assignment successfully you
should have learned the following:
1. How to search the Internet to
look for any information needed.
2. How to organise team work.
3. How to elaborate
a dossier and a picture exhibition.
Finally, we´ll have a debate in class about all difficulties
you have had doing this assignment.
As we all can be benefited from others´ works.
Anyone wanted to get information from my project, please feel free
to do it.
I would like to thank the owners of the web pages
which have permitted me to complete this project. Special mention
to the "Don quijote" language school and the "Patronato de turismo
de Granada" oficial web page.
Finally, I would also like to
thank Isabel Pérez for her course in Teaching and Learning
English through web pages which has been very helpful. Much of the
information needed to do this webquest has been taken from
her web page http://www.isabelperez.com/