MY VISIT TO LONDON A webquest for Bilingual Secretarial Third Year Students Subject: Literature for ESL Level: Intermediate by Miriam de Castellanos E-mail: [email_address] Task Introduction Process Evaluation Conclusion Teacher’s Page Resources
Once you have decided and assigned the activities among the group, read carefully the steps to follow:
- using the websites I provided (at the bottom), find out facts about London.
- These are some facts you should find out: History of London, the great fire of London, its people, population, the climate, kinds of transportation now and before, system of government. religion, places to visit: churches, castles, musuems, art galleries. theaters, parks, etc.
Be sure to visit these places and bring pictures to show the class.
Here are some places that you should not miss: The Tower of London, The River Thames, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Windsor Castle, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, St. James Park, The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, The new Globe Theater, Dickens homes (there is one on Doughty Street, where you can see his papers and writing desk)
You can visit the Imax Cinema with its huge screen or you can go on the London Eye. The London Eye is a big wheel that takes you 135 metres above London to see the whole ciiy.
* Go to London Villages and click on the map. Look for these places that are mentioned in the story: Barnet, Pentonville, Hampstead, West Hampstead, Hendon, Soho, Chertsey, Highgate, Brentcross. Are they in the North, South, West, East or Central London?
* Go to Dickens London Page and get information to compare London in Dickens time with London of today. Write your findings. You can use a chart.
* In Dickens London Page get facts that describes Charles Dickens life.
* In that same page click on “Oliver Twist”. Browse through the page and go exploring what´s available.
* Read the Plot and write a short summary.
* Write the names of the characters that appear there.
* Go to Youtube-Broadcast Yourself and click on Oliver Twist movie. You will be able to watch part of the movie. Can you identify the characters. Listen to the soundtrack. You can go on clicking to view other contents.
Dickens ' London Page YouTube - Broadcast Yourself .
You will be graded according to your own findings, creativity, if you included the activities asked for and if you followed a logical order. The grade goes to the whole group. Check the evaluation rubric to work on the good points.
You will answer a self-evaluation rubric at the end of your group work to find out about your own progress.
The task is well structured and shows group work. Cooperation is visible. Too much individual work. Cooperation with the group They captured the audience interest and prepared activities to involve them. Clear but they didn´t get the audience involved. Difficult to follow Oral presentation Very clear, well-structured and visual. The presentation is satisfactory. They haven¨t taken enough care with the presentation. Visual presentation The information is complete and excellent. The information is complete and acceptable. The information required has been obtained partially CONTENT Score 81 to 100 71 to 80 60 to 70