Your parents have agreed to let you spend Spring vacation on a school sponsored trip to Italy. They expect you to keep a journal and bring back a variety of information about the city. They have promised to arrange a family vacation in your favorite Italian city if your materials are extensive enough to persuade them.
You will keep a journal of your week's tour of Italy and gather materials for a multimedia presentation. Your journal entries should include descriptions of your activities and places you see (i.e.hotel, restaurants, sightseeing, weather, street names. etc.) and pictures. For example, on a trip to Firenze you might see the jewelry shops on the Ponte Vecchio or the flea market in the Piazza dei Ciompi). Make it seem as if you're really there. For example, you might ask someone for directions to the Ufizzi Gallery. Per favore, dov'è la galeria degli Uffizi? "Tape record" a conversation for use in the multimedia presentation.
Divide your group into teams. Each member will research a different aspect of Italian culture in that city for inclusion in the journal and a PowerPoint presentation. Make sure to include the following:
Foreign Languages for Travelers Links to travel and language related sites - including translating dictionaries, world hotels, currency converter, world weather and maps.
City.Net Extensive information on world cities including restaurant guide, sightseeing, shopping, and transportation.
Ufizzi Gallery Art collection of the Ufizzi Gallery online.
Center for the Advancement of Language Learning. Links to foreign language newspapers and other authentic materials.
This WebQuest created by Ronnie DeSalvo
BOCES Lower Hudson Regional Information Center
Last updated: August, 1998