Treasure Hunt by Inma García-Cervigón Alhambra SPANISH NATIONAL LIBRARY
Spanish National Library BNE Subject: English Level: 2nd of Bachillerato Author: Inma García-Cervigón Alhambra
What do you know about our National Library? Why do you think it is special? Let´s discover more about this great library ! INTRODUCTION
Our National Library... but… what kind of documents does it conserve? 3,000 incunabula , 30,000 manuscripts , 134,000 maps , 800,000 posters , 2,000,000 photographs , 6,000,000 modern monographs ,… SPANISH DOCUMENTARY HERITAGE Disseminates Conserves Preserves Identifies
You might think… … documentary heritage is a set of papers with written or printed information,… … however, a document is an object offers information, independently of the format. That is why our National Library identifies, conserves, preserves and disseminates pictures, posters, maps, discs… Now let´s start the Treasure Hunt! Please, read the instructions and resolve the exercise paying close attention
This activity is going to be done in two sessions. All you need to know is on www.bne.es . Look for the evidence on the website. Make groups of four, PARTICIPATE and LEARN ! All of groups should give me their answers in a PowerPoint Presentation, a Word Document or in PDF format the next week. Each group is going to present their works (Questions and Big Question) in the classroom. The Big Question will be discussed by everyone too. INSTRUCTIONS
Group work 25% Layout 25% Use of the English language 50% EVALUATION Are you ready?
Question 1 Who founded this library as the Palace Public Library ? Question 2 When was it renamed the National Library ?
Question 3 When does it celebrate the Open Day? What can you do that day? Question 4 If I was a new user and I wanted to know more about consultation tools, collections and services, I could join to the ... Programme.
Question 5 Who was the Director of the Spanish National Library in 1910? Question 6 What masterpiece can I enjoy through an interactive website?
Question 7 What kind of school activities are organized by the Museum of the Spanish National Library? Question 8 Hispanic Digital Library (BDH) is an online resource of the Spanish National Library, which provides free access to thousands of digitized documents. In this instance, could you find this poster?
Question 9 If I wanted to know how many libraries there are in Algete (Madrid), I would consult the Directory of ... Question 10 What famous chef was one of the curators of an exhibition on the evolution of cuisine in 2010?
Briefly, explain what you have learnt about our National Library… In this kind of libraries do you think you … THE BIG QUESTION … can use scanners or cameras? … can read the daily press? … can do a classwork with your classmates? … have to pay to use it? … can borrow a book to read it at home? Read the questions and think before writing your exposition about you have learnt, please.