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  • 1. BELIEVE THE UNBELIEVABLE! Can you imagine a man 2.72 metres tall? Do youbelieve it is possible to have a 90cm nail? What abouta 400 metres line of pizzas? How much do you thinkthe largest tiramisu weighed? You will find these andother funny facts in our journey to the world records in the last years. Why don’t we take a look at them?
  • 2. In this Webquest your objective is to find out about interesting and weird facts in the world. Which is the most unusual one? Would you like to be a record breaker? What would you do?
  • 3. PROCESS AND RESOURCESThere are five steps in this WebQuest, andyou should follow them in the order theyare presented below:
  • 4. Activity 1A. Find out how the idea of creating a book of records came up.Use these websites  http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/corporate/about_us_2.aspx (The history of Guinness world records)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness_World_RecordsB. Did you get all the facts right after visiting the sites above? Would you like toknow? Read the statements below and decide which ones are right and whichwrong In 1950, Sir Hugh Beaver was in a party shooting when the idea of creating a book of records came up. He wanted to know which was the fastest game bird in Europe. Norris and Ross McWhirter compiled and printed the book in 1954. Three years later, the first edition was bound on. The Guinness Book of Records never became a bestseller.
  • 5. Activity 2A. Now, you will visit the guinness world records website and you will:  Click on the Find a Record icon.  Click on Amazing Feats.  Choose one from the ten options given on the left.  Click on the link that interests you the most. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/default.aspxB.Read the information given about the record you’ve chosen andimagine you interview the record holder. Write relevant questions usingWho What / Where / When and answer them taking some notes.C. Why did you choose this link? Were you surprised by the information found?Give your opinion.
  • 6. Activity 3Do you consider yourself a tall boy/girl? Who is the tallest personyou know? How tall is he/she? Have you ever heard about the tallestman in medical history?Using the following website, complete a profile about the tallest manin history. http://www.thetallestman.com/robertpershingwadlow.htm Full Name:........................ Height:...................... Nickname:......................... Weigh: ..................... Nationality:........................ Job: ......................... Date of Birth: .................... Date of Death: ..................
  • 7. C. Now, let’s watch a short extract about thetallest couple in the world. Click on the following l link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0TwtAaFFn8&NR=1 D. Answer these questions :  What are their names?  Where are they from?  Who do they meet?  What’s their height?  Who is Ghulam Shabbir?  Why are they in Jordan?
  • 8. Activity 4A. Now let’s move to Nottingham, a city with most world records.Use this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/sense_of_place/facts/record_break ers.shtmlIn groups, you will draw Nottingham on a poster representing at leastfive of its records. Nottingham city
  • 9. Activity 5 Imagine you are a record holder. What record would you like to break? How would you do it? Write a paragraph about your record. The record I would like to break is ............................................ I would do this by means of ..................................................... I would .........................,............................,.............................. Finally I ....................................................................................
  • 10. Evaluation Below Standard Standard Above Standard OutstandingNarrative Does not answer questions. Does not answer all questions. Answers questions. Has minor Answers questions clearly.Responses Errors are numerous and distract Has quite a few sentence and errors in sentence structure and Writes in complete from readability. grammatical errors. Lacks grammar, but they do not sentences without originality. interfere with readability. Some grammatical errors. creativity Creative and original thoughts Map is incomplete, mislabeled Poster is mislabeled or unlabeled Poster is labeled with few errors Poster is labeled correctlyPoster and drawings are sloppily done and drawings are not neat in and drawings are fairly neat in and drawings are neat in and lack relevance to the work visual and fairly relevant to the appearance and relevant to the visual appearance and work. work relevant to the workParagraph Paragraph lacks organization. Paragraph has minimal Paragraph has good Paragraph has clear Topic sentence unclear- no organization- lacking topic, organization. Topic sentence, organization. Topic support. support or conclusion 1-2 supporting details, sentence, 3-4 supporting conclusion. details, conclusion.Mechanics- Major mechanical errors in The final body of work has some The final body of work isGrammar, grammar, formatting, and mechanical errors in grammar, The final body of work has 1-2 free of mechanical errors..Format, spelling formatting, and spelling. mechanical errors in grammar,Spelling formatting, and spelling.

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