A WEBQUEST DESIGNED

                                            FOR ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE.

                                                       BACHILLERATO

                                                UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA (SPAIN)

 

          

 

                    Introduction/ Task/ Process/ Evaluation/ Conclusion/ Teacher's Notes

 

Introduction 

                                             

                                                                       

The Conflict between Palestinians and Israelis began some years ago. But, why? Do you know the reasons why this situation happened? How much do you know about this? In this Webquest, you're going to learn a lot of things about this topic. 

But first of all, I'm going to explain you the task you have to carry out. You have to organize yourselves into groups of five. 

After that, you have to be a character. For example, two people are reporters who are looking for a exclusive new about the Conflict about Palestinians and Israelis, but they have no idea about this topic. For this reason, they have to search information on the Internet. But the problem is the following: all the texts they found on the Internet are writing in a language they can't understand. So, they have to find two interpreters talking English language. But the problems for these young reporters will continue and they will have to look for a teacher they had in the Faculty, because they don't understand at all the reason because a war can begin.

Task

Organize yourselves into groups of three. You've to choose a role. You can be a Israelite, a Palestinian or a mediator of peace.

The Israelite (1 member):

You have to use the resources below (Role 1) and try to understand the situation of Israel nowadays. If you don't understand some words you can look for information in the resources below.

The Palestinian (1 member):

You have to use the resources below (Role 2) and you have to read all the texts. Of course, you  can use on-line resources you think are important for you.

The Mediator of Peace (1 member):

You have to read all the documents talking about history and a glossary.  You can use all the resources your partners use. You are the Role 3.  

 

Process

1. Form a group of 5 and decide who is going to be assigned each role: the Palestinian, the Israelite and the Mediator of Peace.

2. The whole group has to talk about what you already know about the topic that you have been assigned.

3. Use the "Resources" which are available for each role.

4. Follow the instructions and do the tasks for each of the roles by using all the resources.

5. The whole group has to talk again and resume in few words the main ideas.

6. Finally, the whole group has to answer the questions of the final quiz and do the final task.

 

 

RESOURCES BY ROLES   

Role 1 ( the Israelite)

                                                           

http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/islam.html

 (glossary 1)

http://www.cameraontheroad.com/?p=319

(brief history of Israel)

http://www.science.co.il/Israel-history.asp

(brief history of Israel)

 

http://www.islam-online.net/english/news/2003-01/15/article06.shtml

(news of Israel)

 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/holy_land/faces_places/index.asp?article=faces

 

Role 2 (the Palestinian)

                                                              

http://www.afsc.org/israel-palestine/learn/glossary.htm  

(glossary 2)                                 

http://www.palestinehistory.com/history.htm

(brief history of Palestine)

 

http://www.palestine-net.com/history/bhist.html

(brief history of Palestine)

 

http://english.wafa.ps/body.asp?field=Enews&id=2418

(news of Palestine)

 

http://www.dci-au.org/html/news.html

(news of Palestine)

 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/holy_land/faces_places/index.asp?article=places

 

Role 3 (the Mediator)

                                                                   

http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/holy_land/faces_places/index.asp?article=glossary

(glossary 3)

http://www.contenderministries.org/articles/israelhistory.php

(brief history of Israel and Palestine)

 

http://www.representativepress.org/IsraelHistory.html

(brief history of Israel and Palestine)

 

http://hnn.us/articles/987.html

(news about Israel and Palestine)

 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/holy_land/situation/index.asp?article=viewpoint

 

 

RESOURCES BY KIND OF INFORMATION                                                                                           

 

 GLOSSARIES

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                            

The whole group: look at the glossaries which are below                                                                                                 

and ask the questions by clicking on  the picture.

 You can see again the glossaries together.

Be lucky!                               

 

http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/islam.html                                   

http://www.afsc.org/israel-palestine/learn/glossary.htm                                   

http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/holy_land/faces_places/index.asp?article=glossary

 

NEWS    

                                                                                          

                                                                                                                       

http://www.islam-online.net/english/news/2003-01/15/article06.shtml

 

http://english.wafa.ps/body.asp?field=Enews&id=2418

 

http://www.dci-au.org/html/news.html

 

http://hnn.us/articles/987.html

 

HISTORY

                                                                                                                                                   

 

http://www.cnewa.org/me-palestine-israel.htm

http://www.cameraontheroad.com/?p=319

http://www.science.co.il/Israel-history.asp

 

http://www.palestinehistory.com/history.htm

 

http://www.palestine-net.com/history/bhist.html

 

http://www.contenderministries.org/articles/israelhistory.php

 

http://www.representativepress.org/IsraelHistory.html

 

FINAL TASK

                                                                                                                                               

Do the final quiz which is in this picture. After that, score your quiz and write in a paper the result. When you've tested all your knowledge about this topic, you have to do the final task. The final task is very important. You have to agree (the Palestinian, the Israelite and the Mediator) about the possible solutions of this Conflict. You have to resume in ten points your suggestions. Do this exercise thinking  and writing carefully. After that, give the final task to the teacher.    

 

Evaluation

Firstly, your report will be evaluated in group. It means ALL the members of the group have to work hard.

Secondly, visual presentation, grammatical and spelling correctness will be an important point of your final mark.

You'll be graded on the following:

a) Working in groups, each member doing his own work and cooperating with the others: 25%

b) English language: 50%

c) Doing all the exercises proposed: 25%

 

 

Conclusion

You have learnt the reasons because a war begins. The reasons why this war doesn't end. Now, you know some politicians and important people involving in this conflict. Maybe one day you can say: this awful conflict has ended at last!

 

Teacher's notes

The world situation has pushed me to do this webquest. We see at TV every day the consequences of this conflict, the terrorism, and the civil innocent people who die in the Middle East. But this is a topic unknown for young people, who aren't interested in politics, unfortunately, and who don't know very much about the Muslim-Jewish culture.

 

 

CREATED BY ENCARNACIÓN VÁZQUEZ SÁNCHEZ

UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA (SPAIN)                                                                                 

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