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Students will complete this WebQuest on the Royal Family of Spain.

Students will complete this WebQuest on the Royal Family of Spain.

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  • La Familia Real de España A WebQuest for Grades 6/7 Due Friday, June 03, 2011
  • Task
    • After recently viewing the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton of England, I thought it would be fun to learn about another royal family - La Familia Real de España!
    • You need to familiarize yourself with who the members of the Royal Family are by exploring this WebQuest and answering the 12 questions on the sheet given out in class (also it can be found below).
  • Process
    • After exploring the information provided within this WebQuest, answer the 12 questions on the attached sheet.
    • Use the internet sites I have provided for the answers to any additional questions.
    • Add a cover with the family tree of La Familia Real de España for 5 extra points.
  • King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of España
  • Coat of Arms for the Spanish Monarch
  • El Rey y La Reina
    • Juan Carlos I
    • Queen Sofia
  • King Juan Carlos I
    • Member of the Bourbon Royal Family and the reigning King of Spain.
    • On 22 November 1975, two days after the death of dictator Francisco Franco, Juan Carlos was named King.
    • Juan Carlos I (baptized as Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias ; born 5 January 1938).
  • Spain’s Government
    • As of 1978, Spain has been a Parliamentary System with a Constitutional Monarchy.  This is similar to the system in Great Britain.  The King is the head of the state and as such, represents Spain internationally. The Spanish Constitution limits the authority of the King (and all future Monarchs) to mostly ceremonial powers. The King has the authority to propose candidates to serve as head of governments, but his proposal's must be approved by the Parliament.
  • Queen Sofia
    • She represented Greece in sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
    • She is a second cousin to Charles, the Prince of Wales.
    • She was Princess Sophia Margaret Victoria Frederica of Greece and Denmark.
    • Her brother is the deposed King Constantine II of Greece and her sister Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark.
  • King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of España have 3 children (2 daughters and 1 son)
    • The King's two daughters hold the title Infanta (Princess) of Spain, with the style Her Royal Highness . Their husbands hold no title of their own but are styled His Excellency The Duke of <wife's ducal title> . Their children hold the style of His or Her Excellency and the rank of a Grandee of Spain.
    • The King's heir bears the title Prince of Asturias with the style His Royal Highness . The wife of a Prince of Asturias holds the title Princess of Asturias with the style Her Royal Highness . The children of the Prince of Asturias have the title Infante/Infanta and the style Royal Highness .
  • Infanta Elena de Borbón y Grecia The eldest daughter
    • Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos de Borbón y de Grecia.
    • The first or paternal family name is &quot;Borbón&quot; and the second or maternal family name is &quot;Grecia”.
    • Full Title - Her Royal Highness Elena María Isabel Dominica de Silos, Infanta of Spain, Duchess of Lugo.
    • She is honorary president of the Spanish Pediatrics Society, and of Special Olympics Spain, which promotes the participation of the mentally handicapped in sports activities, and of the Spanish Anti-AIDS Foundation.
  • Elena has two children -
    • His Excellency Felipe Juan Froilán de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón, Grandee of Spain (Grande de España (born 17 July 1998)
    • Her Excellency Victoria Federica de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón, Grandee of Spain (Grande de España) (born 9 September 2000)
  • The youngest, a son – Crown Prince Felipe of Asturias Prince Felipe de Borbon y Grecia, the third child of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, was born in Madrid on January 30th, 1968 His wife, The Princess of Asturias, Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, was born on 15th September 1972
  • Crown Prince Felipe of Asturias
    • As heir to the Spanish throne he bears the official titles of Prince of Asturias, Prince of Viana, Prince of Girona, Duke of Montblanc, Count of Cervera and Lord of Balaguer.
    • His full name is Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia.
    • He obtained a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
    • Felipe was a member of the Olympic sailing team at the Barcelona Games in 1992.
    • His wife, Princess Letizia was an award-winning television journalist formerly with CNN.
  • They have 2 daughters
    • HRH Infanta Leonor de Todos los Santos of Spain, was born on 31 October 2005
    • HRH Infanta Sofía de Todos los Santos of Spain was born on 29 April 2007
  • Infanta Cristina, the second daughter
    • Infanta Cristina, Federica de Borbon y Grecia is the younger daughter of the king and Queen of Spain.
    • She was a member of the Olympic sailing team in the Seoul Games in 1988, where she was the standard bearer for the Spanish team in the opening parade.
    • She attended New York University, obtaining a master's degree in international relations in 1990.
  • Her husband, Iñaki Urdangarín
    • She married team handball player Iñaki Urdangarín in Barcelona on 4 October 1997, at which time her father conferred on her the title Duchess of Palma de Mallorca for life.
  • They have 4 children His Excellency Juan Valentín de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón, Grandee of Spain (born 29 September 1999) His Excellency Pablo Nicolás Sebastián de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón, Grandee of Spain (born 6 December 2000) His Excellency Miguel de Todos los Santos Urdangarín y de Borbón, Grandee of Spain (born 30 April 2002) Her Excellency Irene de Todos los Santos Urdangarin y de Borbón, Grandee of Spain (born 5 June 2005)
  • Palacio de la Zarzuela Click on the picture to view a video of the palace
  • Resources
    • The Spanish Royal Family http://www.ctspanish.com/legends/king/royal.htm
    • La Casa Real http://www.casareal.es/familia/index-ides-idweb.html
    • The Royal Family http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/article/Spain/Spanish-Royal-Family/853
    • Spain's Royal Family http://personales.ya.com/fororeal/infresp.htm
    • The Royal Household http://www.sispain.org/english/politics/royal/index.html
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    • The Royal Family http://hometown.aol.com/solak0625/
    • Information About Spain http://www.maps4kids.com
  • Conclusion
    • We have explored the members of Spain’s Royal Family in this WebQuest. Can you now identify them in this picture?