Webquest Unit La SagradaFamilia Spanish IIIFirst lessonStandard: Demonstrate understanding of culture by examining it from theperspective of other cultures and its language.Essential questions: What differences or similarities do we find in La SagradaFamilia and other Hispanic churches? What cultural values do you see in the Spanish Culture?Students will know: The structure of the grammatical tense “perfect tense” The story of la SagradaFamilia and its construction and design.Learning activities: 1. Go to this website: http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/gaudi/sagrada-familia.html 2. Read the passage 3. Answer the following questions: (a) Where is it? (b) Why is being built?, (c) What does represent? (d) Why is taking so long to finish it 4. Go to the following websites (to see pictures): http://www.descubra.info/lugares-turisticos-de-roma-italia/ http://www.interpatagonia.com/bariloche/imagenes/catedral-jo-1298.html http://aca-en-citala.tripod.com/historia.html http://www.guate360.com/galeria/details.php?image_id=4753 5. Compare and contrast the churches you saw and La SagradaFamilia 6. Discuss with your group about the results 7. Go to this website to see information about the present perfect http://www.madridteacher.com/Grammar/presente-perfecto.htm 8. In group write a dialogue about the impressions of La SagradaFamilia in Spanish. Students perform the dialogue in the class.
Second lesson:Standard: Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between art and cultureand how they influence each other.Essential questions: In which ways is the Spanish culture represented through art?Students will know: Technical words related to art (modernism, architecture, etc.) The story of GaudíLearning activities: 9. Go to this website:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vKKN1zFz9M&feature=relmfu 10. Answer the following questions from the video individually I. What does it mean to have a creative language? II. Do you think Gaudí represents the Spanish culture? Why? Why not? III. Where have you seen creations like these in other cultures? 11. Go to the website and look for the translation and meaning of the following words: http://thesaurus.com/ Modernismo Architectura Construir/construcción Crear/creación Diseñar/diseño HablarThird lessonStandard: Use target language to acquire new information and discover new culturaland cognitive perspectivesEssential questions: How do the Spanish use to create art? What values does the Spanish Culture place on math, and how it is illustrated in their culture?Students will know: Technical words about math Parts, elements, that are part of L.S.F
Learning activities: 12. Go to the following website:http://www2.fe.ccoo.es/andalucia/docu/p5sd5274.pdf 13. Copy some of the mathematical terms and discuss them in your group. 14. Analyze how they were used to build La SagradaFamilia. 15. Go to the following website and explore the virtual tour of La SagradaFamilia.http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/docs_instit/vvirtual.php?vv=1 16. Describe the building using the mathematical terms learned before 17. What values does the Spanish Culture place on math, and how it is illustrated in their culture?Fourth lesson:Standard: Demonstrate understanding in the target language about nature and itsinfluence in L.S.F.Essential questions: Would you say that nature influences the Spanish Culture andthe way they see the world? How? And why?Students will know: New vocabulary The story of how Gaudí was inspired by nature to design L.S.F.VerbsLearning activities: 18. Go to this website: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/joepeach/18727/gaudis-masterpiece-nature- inspired-architecture 19. What do you think Gaudí was looking when he decided to build these pillars? 20. What do you think these pillars resemble to? 21. Go to the following website and go to the end of the website until you see Gaudí’s nativity scene: http://2westcoastgirlsabroad.blogspot.com/2011_10_01_archive.html 22. What do you see besides the statues? Make guesses and talk to your neighbor about it. 23. Do you think Gaudí had a close relationship with nature? 24. Go to the following website: http://madamepickwickartblog.com/2011/02/gaudi-modernismo-and-expensive- fantasy/
25. Look at the second picture and write five things that come to your mind when yousee the images.26. Are the things that you wrote related to nature?27. Would you say that nature influences the Spanish Culture and the way they seethe world? How? And why? 28. Go to the following website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinbeverley/782823242/ 29.What do you think this shape is representing? 30. What is the impression that you have so far about the Spanish Culture?Lesson fifth:Standard: Students apply the topics learned in class by designing a brochure thatcontains culture, art, math, and nature in L.S.F.Essential questions: In what ways we appreciate culture and language by working in groups?Students will know: The use of a brochure Present perfect and its useLearning activities: 31. Go to the following website:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brochure 32. Write the definition of a Brochure 33. What types of Brochure can you find? Describe them.
Answer sheet3. Answer the following questions: (e) Where is it?Barcelona (f) Why is being built?,Architects are motivated to finish this project because is one of the greatest creations of the XX century (g) What does represent?it is a combination of modernism with religion, a very dramatic mix that reflects somehow the creativity of a genius and the Spanish heritage. (h) Why is taking so long to finish it?It is taking so long because it is a very complicated project due to the complexities of the design, but also because the architects are volunteering.5.Compare and contrast the churches you saw and La SagradaFamiliaThey are very different. Some similarities are the cruxes and arches. However, LaSagradaFamilia is farthest the most different from the others.8. In group write a dialogue about the impressions of La SagradaFamiliain Spanishusing the present perfect. Students perform the dialogue in the class.Jorge: has visitado La SagradaFamilia?Laura: Si, he estadoahíJorge: Te gusto? Cuentamecomoes?Laura: es Hermosa, perotodaviaestasiendoconstruida.Jorge: Esperoalgundiavisitar Barcelona!Laura: Yohe ido solo unavez y te lo recomiendo!10. Answer the following questions from the video individually I. What does it mean to have a creative language?Gaudí was a genius and a futuristic thinker. He went farther in creation andarchitectonical shapes that combine nature, math, and modernism. II. Do you think Gaudí represents the Spanish culture? Why? Why not?According to the video his first creations have more of the Spanish influence butthen he created a new style that you don’t see in other Spanish arts. III. Where have you seen creations like these in other cultures?He is an unique architect. I can say that the catholic church placed a huge role in LaSagradaFamilia design and I have seen this influence in other churches.
11. Go to the website and look for the translation and meaning of the followingwords: Modernismo: Modernism: a trendy art form Architectura: Architecture: design of buildings Construir/construcción: To build/construction: creation, buildings Crear/creación: To create/ creation: making, new, creative Diseñar/diseño: To design/ design: to make something new Hablar: To talk13. Copy some of the mathematical terms and discuss them in your group.Curva, catenaria, hiperbole, parabola, espiral, helicoidal.14. Analyze how they were used to build La SagradaFamilia.Curva: arcosCatenaria: arcos de la entradaHiperbole: formula usadapara los arcosParabola:Otra formula usadaparalascupulasEspiral: escaleraHelicoidal: los pilares16. Describe the building using the mathematical terms learned beforeLa SagradaFamiliatienepilaresmuygrandesquefuerondiseñadosusando la formulahelicoidal. La escaleratiene forma espiralquepareceuncaracol. Los arcos de laentradausaron la catenariaqueessacada de los calculosusados en la hyperbole. 17. What values does the Spanish Culture place on math, and how it is illustrated intheir culture?Math has a big impact in the Spanish culture or any culture!. It is also the skeleton ofany building and creation. La Sagradafamilia is a big representation of how math canbe essential to express specific aspects of the culture.19.What do you think Gaudí was looking when he decided to build these pillars?Maybe a forest, or his backyard.20. What do you think these pillars resemble to?Trees!22. What do you see besides the statues? Make guesses and talk to your neighborabout it.It looks like leaves, or lettuce. It is like a building that is melting
23. Do you think Gaudí had a close relationship with nature?I think nature had a big impact in Gaudí’s creation.25. Look at the second picture and write things that come to your mind when you seethe images.Fruits, nuts, cupcakes 26. Are the things that you wrote related to nature?Some of them were related to nature, like fruits and nuts. I see this in the top of thecolumns in La SagradaFamilia 27. Would you say that nature influences the Spanish Culture and the way theysee the world? How? And why?Yes it does! La SagradaFamilia is an example of this influence. Anyway you look ityou will see an element that is related to nature! 29.What do you think it is?A snail! or shell from the ocean! 30. What is the impression that you have so far about the Spanish Culture?With the things we learned in class I have a new idea of what is the Spanish culture. Ihad many stereotypes, but now I see that the Spanish culture has many influences fromother cultures too! 32. Write the definition of a BrochureDefinition: Brochures are advertising pieces mainly used to introduce a company ororganization, and inform about products and/or services to a target audience.Brochures are distributed by mail, handed personally or placed in brochure racks. 33. What types of Brochure can you find? Describe them.Different types: The most common types of single-sheet brochures are the bi-fold (asingle sheet printed on both sides and folded into halves) and the tri-fold (the same,but folded into thirds). A bi-fold brochure results in four panels (two panels on eachside), while a tri-fold results in six panels (three panels on each side).