Issue Number: 5 Travel Guide
Rhoncus tempor placerat.
TABLE OF CONTENTS! PAGE 2
Introduction ------------------ 3
Florence ----------------------- 4
Venice -------------------------- 5
Rome --------------------------- 6
Food ---------------------------- 7
Recipe -------------------------- 8
Italian customs --------------- 9
Clothes ------------------------ 10
Where to stay ---------------- 11
Famous people ---------------13
Just Italy -----------------------17
About the author ----------- 18
Italian Dinner Italian Wine
Italy is a beautiful country but it is
one of those countries which you
probably have some questions
about, then you should read along
People can find the beautiful
landscapes of Italy easily. Many
people say the north-west of italy is
a paradise for every interested
this travel guide for the answers to traveler. For people who love wine,
your questions. A place of olive oil,
pasta, wine, and sunshine, palaces.
Italy has a lot to give its visitors.
Although some of these things are
the most famous wines are made out
of the Nebbiolo grape. Lots of
tourist attractions like, palaces, art,
music and book fairs are included in
interesting and fascinating but there this country. Italy is a very cultural
is much more in Italy. Italy is a country.
country full of amusing things for A very correct choice made by our
the casual tourist and the educated tourists to be visiting Italy. the
tourist, it has deep Roman Catholic interesting cultures will surprise you
roots. Tourists can live in Italy for and catch your eyes. The lovely
weeks without any reason to get food will make you smile. The
bored. The main three cities to be lovely places will amaze you. Have
visiting in Italy are Florence, Rome, a good journey and enjoy Italy.
and Venice. These three cities are
the tourists specials an favorites.
The main three cities to be visiting
in Italy are Florence, Rome, and
Venice. These three cities are the
tourists specials and favorites.
FLORENCE - A VERY IMPORTANT CITY! PAGE 4
So many tourists in such a good- Florentines are born into a world of
looking city! Naked like extraordinary timeless beauty, so its
Michelangelo’s David or rugged up in hardly surprising that they cultivate
the latest winter fashion by their own their appearance, and do it without
world-class designers, Florentines effort. The meaning of Florence is:
and their city never fail to impress. style, both past and present. Their
Already in need of oxygen after stylish boutiques line up alongside of
admiring their art, visitors are palazzi.
mesmerized by this city, effortlessly Palazzi is a palatial building that you
strutting, flirting and evidently should pay a visit to, the
enjoying life. lovely stylish boutiques
The jewel, Italy remains essentially shall catch your eyes and
what it is – a busy business centre. want you to buy their
The Florentines recognize that their clothing and accessories.
town is on wane, and increasingly This is one of the places
ignored by the Europeans. But many tourists pay a visit
Florentines never forget their proud for shopping.
heritage. When the shops are
The first glimpse of Florence is seen closed its time to EAT!!!! Florence City
by only the fortunate. The road from Sit down for a simple
rival Siena leads you to the heights Tuscan meal of tomato
backing the south bank of the Arno stew followed by prime steak in a
River. Through the trees, the glories family-run trattoria or splash out on
of Florence fit into view the bell
tower, the dome created by
Brunelleschi and the Basilica. Only
one of the city's classic gourmet
restaurants or stylish designers
eateries. Do not forget the Florence
the hardest of hearts can remain speciality Chiantis, Tuscany wine.
Florence is a financial powerhouse
You can easily explore Tuscany using
Florence as a base: enjoy the T
but it is not such a romantic place. Its splendors of Siena, Pisa, Lucca and
great families have built fine San Gimignano, and wander the
mansions and lavished money on
churches, public buildings and the
undulating Chianti countryside.
This awesome city will take your
arts, but not out of love of beauty. To breaths away and you will not get
display greatness is to be great. The
majesty Duomo is an advertisement
as the much power and wealth of
bored! The lovely people will
welcome you like family and make
you feel at home. You will buy a lot
Florence's leading families as of the of lovely things in the wonderful
city's artistic prowess. The families
might leave and go, but their
advertisement shall live on!
shops and have a lot of tasty food as
VENICE- A VERY IMPORTANT CITY! PAGE 5
Venice Italy (Venezia) is a beautiful Main Attractions that should be
city of canals and palaces. Built on visited:
an archipelago of 122 islands, this - Basilica dei Frari
wonderful city has many interesting - Basilica della Salute
tourist attractions. The Venetian - Bridge of Sighs
islands are connected by a series of - Burano
some 400 bridges. St. Mark's Square - Caffe Florian
is the centre of the city. Visitors can - Campanile (bell tower)
enjoy gondola rides along the at St. Mark's Square
Venetian canals. - Campo Santa
There are many fine hotels and Margherita
budget accommodation in Venice - Campo San Polo
and on the nearby mainland. To - Venice Train Station
travel between the Venetian islands,
visitors can catch a motorized water Venice has a lot to give
bus called a vaporetti. These boats its visitors. These are
travel along the main canals of this only a few of the Venice city
cultured city. tourists attractions. On
The Marco Polo Airport is the city's each and every road
main airport which is located 12 km you will see something that is
from the city by land and about 10 interesting or sure, this city will not
km by water. The much smaller
Venice Treviso Airport is the terminal
for the European discount airlines.
keep you bored at all, it will steal
your eyes at every single second and
hold them at one place for long to be
Two train stations serve Venice Italy: starting at. All you have to do is ask
Santa Lucia station on the main
island and Venezia Mestre on the
questions and pay attention to the
wonderful city. Also, be careful on T
Italian mainland. the canal rides!
ROME-A VERY IMPORTANT CITY! PAGE 6
Rome was abandoned due to the gladiatorial combat. A list of
transfer of the papal court to other symbols of Rome is :
Avignon, in France. The absence ‐Roman Forum
of the Pope caused a economic ‐the Domus Aurea
crisis that forced the population to ‐the Pantheon
drop the city. Lowering to poverty, ‐Trajan's Column
Rome became a mass of ruins ‐Trajan's Market
where herds of sheep and cattle ‐the Catacombs
nibbled. However, after the year ‐the Circus
1418, the year when Pope Martin ‐Maximus
V re-established the people see in ‐ t h e B a t h s o f
Rome, the city began to be born Caracalla
again, and by the end of the 15th ‐the Mausoleum of
Century it was again a great Augustus
capital. ‐the Ara Pacis
The City centre is about 24 km ‐the Pyramid of
inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea; ; Cestius
the area of the city extends to the - the Bocca della Verit.
shore, where the south‐western
district of Ostia is located. The
central part of Rome ranges from
Do not miss out any of the
symbols of rome enjoy the
13 m above sea level to 139 m journey through rome, with
about sea level. The Commune of
people in Rome cover about 1285
eating the great food in the
great restaurants and stay safe!
km area, including many green
One of the symbols of Rome
is the Colosseum, the largest
amphitheater ever built in the
Roman Empire. The colosseum
is capable of seating 60,000
spectators, it is used for
FOOD ! PAGE 7
Italian people were very fond of Italy. Some of their special it look beautiful, pearls to make
meat. Most foods,especially meat dishes are: it look colorful and many other
or ﬁsh are eaten immediately - Pasta with porcini different kinda of beads. This
after slaughter due to the lack of - Spaghetti meat ball sure doesn't help the food taste
refrigeration or they would - Pasta with spicy sausage good but it helps the wealthy
preserve food with salt. Also,due and cream people to conceal the semi-
to wars and conﬂicts between - Stews rotten food they are actually
local lords, most people don’t try The wealthy people in Italy eating, so others don’t ﬁnd out
or know about food, or spices like to decorate their food in that they have no way of
grown outside their region unless certain ways. They like to show preserving the food.
they lived near a seaport. their signiﬁcance of being The tasty food in Italy will
Chicken with fennel, Stuffed wealthy and like people stay on your tongue and you
sardines, Roasted swan, Haggis knowing, and a way to do this wont be able to have enough of
Meat or ﬁsh pies are eaten very was also through the food they it, so hold your hearts and have
often. Meat balls and spaghetti, ate and cooked. The y would put lovely meals in Italy.
and pasta are also very special in gold gild over their food to make
Spaghetti carconara Pasta with Porcini
RECIPE! PAGE 8
Spaghetti With meat Balls
This is a very special dish and is usually cooked in nice parties, and usually
cooked in wealthy peoples houses. There are three different parts for this
dish, to make the meat balls, to cook the sauce and to boil the spaghetti.
For the Sauce: * 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
* 2 tbsp Olive oil * Flour, for dusting
* 1 medium Onion, * oil, for frying
chopped * cooked spaghetti, to serve
* 2 cloves Garlic,
chopped 1. For the sauce: heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion
* 1 x 400g plum until softened. Add the garlic and fry for another minute.
* 125ml Red wine 2. Stir in the tomatoes, wine, stock, sugar and tomato
* 125ml chicken or beef purée. Leave to simmer gently until the meatballs are ready
stock to go in.
* 1/2 tsp brown Sugar
* 1 tbsp tomato purée 3. For the meatballs: soak the bread in the milk until it is
* 1 tbsp Basil completely soft, squeeze dry and break into the smallest
For the meatballs: pieces possible.
* 1 thick slice stale white
4. Put in a bowl and mix in the beef, pork, cheese, herbs,
bread, crusts removed
onion, garlic, egg and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper
* 4 tbsp Milk
and mix together, breaking up any clumps of meat with a
* 300g minced beef
* 300g minced pork
* 100g Pecorino cheese 5. Dust your hands with ﬂour and roll the mixture into ping
* 1 tbsp ﬂat leaf Parsley, pong-sized balls.
* 1 tsp Oregano 6. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and fry the meatballs until
* 1 small Onion, grated brown and slightly crispy. Drain on kitchen paper.
* 1 clove Garlic, chopped
* 1 Egg 7. Add the meatballs to the sauce and cook for a further 15
minutes. Stir through the basil and serve over spaghetti.
ITALIAN CUSTOMS ! PAGE 9
Italian Language: Italian Style: academic honor s, and their
Italian is the ofﬁcial language of - Appearance is important in . If you are staying in Italy for
Italy, and 93% of population are Italy an extended period of time, it is a
native Italian speakers. Around - The way you dress indicates good idea to have calling cards
50% of population speak a regional your status, family background, made. Never give your business
dialect as mother tongue. Many education level card in a meeting situation.
dialects are mutually cant be - First impressions are last Dining Etiquette:
understandable and thus considered impressions If invited to an Italian house:
by linguists as separate languages, - ‘Bella ﬁgura’ is a important . If an invitation says the dress
but are not ofﬁcially recognized. concept is informal, wear stylish clothes that
Friulian, one of these dialects, is - Ju d g e p e o p l e o n t h e i r are still rather formal, i.e., jacket
spoken by 600,000 people in the appearance, and are extremely and tie for men and an elegant
north east of Italy, which is 1% of fashion conscious dress for women.
the entire population. Other - Italian people judge you on . Punctuality is not a must. You
norther n minority languages your conﬁdence level may arrive between 15 minutes late
include Ladin, Slovene, German, if invited to dinner and up to 30
which enjoys equal recognition with minutes late if invited to a party.
. Greetings are enthusiastic yet
Italian in the provinces and French, . If you are invited to a meal,
which is legally recognized in the bring gift-wrapped such as wine or
. The usual handshake with
Alpine regions. chocolates.
direct eye contact and a smile
Italian Family Values: sufﬁces between strangers. . If you are invited for dinner
. Once a relationship develops, and want to send ﬂowers, have
- The family is always the them delivered that day.
air-kissing on both cheeks.
centre of the social Structure
-Wait until invited to move to a
- Family provides very good
ﬁrst name basis.
inﬂuences for the members in it
. Italians are guided by ﬁrst
- In the north, only nuclear
impressions, so it is important that
families live toghether
you demonstrate propriety and
- In the south, the extended
respect when greeting people,
family often live together in one
especially when meeting them for
the ﬁrst time.
- The family is always the
. Many Italians use calling
source of emotional and ﬁnancial
cards in social situations. These are
support for all the members.
slightly larger than traditional
- Family is always together and
business cards and include the
should never be in misunderstood
person's name, address, title or
CLOTHING! PAGE 10
The Renaissance fashion reﬂects the advancing culture, as trade is
increasing people have made more clothing materials available. Diﬀerent
statuses of people wear diﬀerent types of clothing. The rich had jewelry
and furs to beautify themselves, and there were some hair fashions that
were very famous. It is amazing that Renaissance clothes have diﬀerent
styles and its meaning.
The clothing the keep possession of
Italians wear speak value and had
much about the status important societal
of the person, either signiﬁcance, people
their rich or poor or use them if hard
just middle classed. times came. Even the
Clothing was a symbol kings and the queens
of “social standing”. By used their clothing
looking at the clothes too.
in Italy, one could
easily know between
high class or middle
class and the lower
clothes is extremely I
The rich wear
fabrics such as velvet,
satin and cotton, while
the poor wear ﬂannel
and other types of
cheap fabrics. Cotton
is known as a rich
person’s clothing. In
these days, cotton is L
not easily available
and it is imported from
India and America.
Since clothing would
WHERE TO STAY! PAGE 11
Homes in italy. Italian house
Private homes: keep corn, straw, and hay
inside their houses.
In the countryside, you The whole family is kept in
wouldn’t be able to Wind any one big room, when its time
hotels, so you would for them to sleep, they have
probably spend a few days in the whole family sleeping in
someone’s house. Nothing to one big bed. Even a few
worry about, Italian people animals crawl in, but you’ll
are welcoming with people get your own room.
who can share news from
around the world.
The home of a small farmer
However, you might not get
your own bed, good manners
requires the host to invite
is the only choice, and the one more family member
inside wouldn’t be very
comfortable. They have a
towering pile in front of their
onto the bed. Poor peasants
live in shacks with roofs that
let rain and wind in, they will
houses and that is a heap of have a log as a pillow and no
dung. The large houses are
made of wood, mud and
thatch. Once you’re inside,
You will be able to Wins inns
in the city but you will prefer
you’ll see that the house is to be in someone’s home
big because it is actually a
barn. Different types of
animals also share this place,
because its safer, and they
treat you as a family
member, also you will feel
pigs, chickens, and cattle’s cozy and not lonely. You will
share this cold, dark, smelly
area. Further more, they also
also get to experience the
way Italian people live. Y
WHERE TO STAY ! PAGE 12
Public bags to their hotels. Hotelkeepers have even
Accommodations: However, in different been known to set up
areas you may need to robberies and murders.
Hotels dot the main keep your eyes open to Another possible place
roadways in the Wind a hotel for yourself for you to be staying in
countryside. There are since there aren’t many for your time in Italy
inns, which are also different hotels. Most of can be a countryside
found clustered outside the hotels have colorful monastery, a place
the city gates in parts of signs, so this can be where monks live. They
the city. If you aren’t helpful to Wins a offer free shelter over
living in someone’s signboard of a hotel. here and a meal to all
house then the guards The hotels may be travelers. However, if
will issue you a pass to named as, “The lion”, you have money, you
a hotel. The receptionist “The red cap”, or “The are expected to make a
will sign the pass, which Bell.” Therefore the donation. This is also a
you will be expected to signboards may be very good experience
keep at all times and painted as a lion, a red because you may be
show it to the guards cap or a bell. A tiny able to see how the
when you leave. hotel would have a leafy different types of
In some parts of Italy, branch or a vine hung monks live. Their
there is tough on the door. lifestyle may be
competitions so you Some hotels are nice, different from yours
will be Winding people but many are usually and you may be able to
who work in the hotels, found dirty, and you are live in that particular
waiters/ waitresses, as likely to be robbed lifestyle.
coming up to you and inside a hotel as you are
offering to carry your on the road.
Italian Tourist enjoying Things Italian things
FAMOUS PEOPLE! PAGE 13
FAMOUS FELLOW AROUND FROM ENGLAND
As everyone knows that different type of art, •The Merchant of
Shakespeare is a very which was drama Venice
famous poet and a during the our period. Shakespeare is called
playwright. The “Rebirth” of art and “the most excellent”
Shakespeare was born literature had occurred, playwright. Benjamin
on April 26th 1564 in and Shakespeare was a Jonson (a famous poet
Warwickshire, England major part of this and actor) called
and his death had expression. Shakespeare “Soul of
occurred on the 23rd of Shakespeare has the age, the applause,
April 1616. When become a living legend delight, the wonder of
Shakespeare was young during for the our stage.”
he used to go to a European people, Shakespeare’s biggest
school called Kings People say that his achievement is that he
New School. As work changed the face was famous worldwide.
Shakespeare was in of drama and gave Another achievement
school he was people a different point was that, he has been
improving on his of view of drama. able to write 154
literature skills and These are some of the sonnets, 38 plays and 2
grew up to be a poet famous plays that narratives. Romeo and
and playwright. He also Shakespeare has Juliet was a big hit and
works as an actor. written: more and more people
When Shakespeare was •Romeo and Juliet recognized
18 he got married to a •King Lear Shakespeare.
26‐year‐old woman •Macbeth
named, Anne •A Midsummer Night's
Shakespeare started his •The Taming of the
career on literature and Shrew
was the Wirst person to •Hamlet
bring theater and •Julius Caesar
drama to the this time •Othello
period. He was the Wirst •The Tempest
person to introduce a •Twelfth Night
FAMOUS PEOPLE! PAGE 14
Sir Isaac Newton
THE SCIENCE GURU
Newton is an English physicist mathematics, working out his Optics' which dealt with light
and mathematician and the ideas about calculus. and color. He has also studied
greatest scientist of this era. In 1667, Newton returned a n d p u bl i s h e d wo rk o n
Isaac Newton was born on to Cambridge, where he history, theology and alchemy.
4 January 1643 in became a fellow of Trinity During 1687, with the
Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire. College. Two years later he support of his friend Edmond
His father was a prosperous was appointed second Halley, he published his
far mer, who died three Lucasian Professor of greatest work, the
months before he was born. Mathematics. It was Newton's 'Philosophiae Naturalis
His mother re-married and reﬂecting telescope, made in Principia Mathematica.’ This
Newton was left in the care of 1668, that ﬁnally brought him explains about universal force,
his grandparents. In 1661, he to the attention of the gravity, applied to all objects
got into Cambridge scientiﬁc community and in in all parts of the universe.
University where he became 1672 he is now made a Fellow Newton is a difﬁcult man,
interested in mathematics, of the Royal Society. From and also has arguments with
optics, physics and astronomy. this time on, Newton different scientists, but he is
In October 1665, a plague conducted a series of known as the dominant ﬁgure
ﬂood forced the university to experiments on the usage of in British and European
close down and Newton light, discovering that white science.
returned to Woolsthorpe. The light is composed of the same
two years he spent there were system of colors that can be
an extremely worthwhile time, s e e n i n a r a i n b ow a n d
then which he began to think forming the modern study of
ab out g rav ity, an d als o optics (or the action/
devoted time to optics and behaviors of light). In 1704
N e w t o n p u bl i s h e d ' T h e
FAMOUS PEOPLE! PAGE 15
EXPLORING INTO THE SEAS
Christopher Columbus was religion could spread through killed because of his high
born in Genoa (JEN oh out the world and would be demands. The king and
uh) ,Italy. He was the oldest of known, and he is also looking queen agreed and
ﬁve children in his family. His for wealth for himself, and Christopher was ready to
father was a wool weaver. He spain. Christopher tried sail in four months. He
helped his father with the getting King Ferdinand and
sailed out with three ships
weaving, but he always Queen Isabella to supply ‘Santa maria,’ ‘Pinta,’ and
wanted to sail the seas. him with ships and money, ‘Nina.’
He doesn't get to go to and after the eight years of I n t h i s j o u r n ey h e
school very much, but he tries, they ﬁnally agreed, but discovered San Salvador,
learned to read and write Christopher’s demands are
Spanish during his travels. He Cuba, thinking its China,
also taught himself Latin and Haiti. This was a
He wants to be made a
because all the geography successful journey at the
knight, and admiral of the
books are written in Latin. end and he has become as
Ocean. He wants to be the
Some people think he is rich as he wanted to be.
v i c e roy a n d g ove r n o r
trying to prove the world is
round, but this is not true. general of all lands he has
Most people already know discovered. He also wants
that the earth is round. He one-tenth of everything he
wants to ﬁnd a short way to found of value in the new
get to the Indies by ship. lands. Christopher also
Christopher Columbus is a demands that he wants
Christian and wants to tell the everything written out, he
story of Christ to the people has very good courage to
far away people so that this say this, because he can get
FAMOUS PEOPLE! PAGE 16
EXPLORE, EXPLORE, EXPLORE...
Marco Polo was one of the the Yang he River), then south
ﬁrst European merchant, to Hang Zhou, China. He then
voyager to be able to travel sailed south along the coast of
across Asia and China and China, Vietnam and Sumatra.
also to be visiting the Kublai He also sailed west to Sri
Lanka and India, and then
Khan in Beijing. He left
back to Ormuz (on the Persian
when he was a teenager with
Gulf). They went northwest
his father Nicolo Polo and
overland to the Black Sea, then
his uncle Mafeo Polo, all
the Mediterranean Sea, and
three of the men spent 24 Marco Polo, Nicolo Polo
back to Venice, Italy.
years traveling and exploring and Mafeo Polo’s journey
Proud of the jour ney,
the world. through Asia and China.
Marco Polo has biography’s
Polo sailed south from written for him, and earned
V e n i c e , I t a l y, i n t h e fame, and got his family proud
Mediterranean Sea to the of himself. Leading to become
Middle East. They he went a very famous explorer, for the
southeast overland to Persia, future and the present, now.
t h e n t h ro u g h t h e Pa m i r Marco Polo had brought
Mountains and the Gobi Asia to Europe by writing the
Desert, to Beijing, China. He ﬁrst accounts about porcelain,
explored the area south of coal, gun powder, printing,
Beijing, including Yu nan and paper money, and silk. Mar co
S i Ch u an . Re t ur n in g t o Polo wrote "Book of Ser
Beijing, they traveled east to Marco Polo," Introducing
Tang Chao (at the beginning of China in Europe.
JUST ITALY ! PAGE 17
Your basic needs at this place and exciting things then you around in canals and boats
Italy is your clothes, your may have some hardships and tricycles, which is rather
sturdy day packs, and your during the journey, but if you fun, but may be dangerous in
other extra lug g age. In have a smile on your face then some ways because you might
addition, you will need a big you’ll be able to go fall out or lose balance. So
smile on your face. This place throughout every little keep your legs steady and stay
may be exciting or rather hardship and have tons of fun seated at all times and always
boring, it depends on what with everyone else having fun. ask the guides for help. This
type of person you are. If you Some of the important things enjoyable country will steal
love to experience different that you will have to keep in your heart from yourself and
types of living, seeing different mind is that if you are living you won’t even realize, it will
lifestyles, trying different types in a hotel then you have to be make you smile, or cry, and
of food, shopping and taking safe and keep all you belongs you will have a great time in
pictures, then this is the very with you at all times. If your Italy.
correct place to have come to. are in a person’s house then its
However, if you are not a safer than a hotel inn. Further Have a good journey!
person who likes interesting more, you might have to move
ABOUT THE AUTHOR! PAGE 18
Aastha Pandey is a young lady who was born in Mexico, in the year 1509. She was born on
March 25th. She then moved to Rome, Italy with her family, and had her further education
there. She enjoyed Rome, and became a roman citizen. Living in Rome all her life encouraged
her to do something for Italy. Her appreciation towards the Italian people, because of their
welcoming smile towards her had forced her to write this Travel Guide for people who come to
visit or live in Italy. She went to different cities and had a Italy trip and wrote this wonderful
Aastha is very fond of Italian food, and cooks a lot of italian food at home for her meals, and
for her parents as well. She also loves the stylish italian clothes and loves going out shopping for
Aastha’s achievement’s are some school awards, honor roles in middle school and a lot of
sporting awards. She was a bright student in school, and turned out to be a bright citizen of the
wonderful country Italy. Although she is mexican from birth, but her heart lies here in Rome,
My Travel Guide – Final Checklist
Name: __________________ Date: __________
Use this checklist before you hand in your travel
! Does your travel guide have a cover page?
! Does your travel have an introduction with basic information
about the renaissance (Who? What? Where? When? Why?)?
! Have you included detailed information on
a) which cities to visit (Florence, Rome, and Venice)
b) how to get around (by land and by water)
c) local customs and manners
d) what to wear
e) what to see and do
f) what to eat and drink
g) how to stay safe and healthy
h) who’s who in the Renaissance (4 PEOPLE)
! Did you write your information in paragraphs?
! Does each paragraph have a topic sentence?
! Does each paragraph have supporting sentences?
! Are all the supporting sentences relevant (important)?
! Did you use connectors to connect your ideas? (e.g., First, in addition,
! Did you include a correct bibliography? See homework diary for help.
! Does each section of your travel guide have a heading?
! Does your travel guide have useful pictures or graphics that help
us understand the Renaissance period better?
! Did you use the same font for similar points?
! Did you revise and edit your travel guide?
! Will other people be interested in reading your travel guide?
Beijing BISS International School
Italian Renaissance – Travel Guide Grade 9
Assessment Criteria September ‘09
Criterion A: Knowledge
Achievement level Level descriptor
0 The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors given below.
The use of terminology is inconsistent or incorrect.
Facts and examples are either absent, or those used are irrelevant or do not show understanding.
The use of terminology is mostly accurate and usually appropriate, though some errors remain.
Facts and examples used are mostly relevant, and usually show understanding.
Terminology is used accurately and appropriately.
5–6 Relevant facts and examples are used to show understanding.
The student provides accurate descriptions; explanations are adequate but not well developed.
A range of terminology is used accurately and appropriately.
A range of relevant facts and examples are used to show understanding.
The student shows an excellent command of a wide range of terminology, and uses it appropriately.
An extensive range of relevant facts and examples are used to show understanding.
Criterion C: Skills
The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors given below. T
The student can select and use some relevant information..
The student attempts to carry out investigations, demonstrating few skills.
The student selects and uses mostly relevant information.
The student demonstrates basic investigative skills.
The student selects and uses relevant information.
The student demonstrates adequate investigative skills.
The student selects and uses a range of relevant information.
The student demonstrates effective investigative skills.
The student selects and uses a wide range of relevant information.
The student demonstrates sophisticated investigative skills.