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mapping a city


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mapping a city

  1. 2. <ul><li>IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO IT, FOLLOW THE ISTRUCTIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>1.Choose a city. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Create a map to sum up the topic you want to deal with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography (Where is it? How many inhabitants?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History (When was it built? Any anedocts? Famous buildings) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment & Attractions (museums, theatres, concert halls, parks). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Think creatively: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What would you visit? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What attracts you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What would you suggest people to visit there? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>New York, or “The Big Apple” as it is called, is the biggest city in the USA with its more than eight million people. </li></ul><ul><li>The First people of New York were the Native Americans who lived on an island they had called “Mana-Hatin”, the actual Manhattan Island. </li></ul><ul><li>The first European to arrive in the area where New York is now was Giovanni da Verrazano in 1525. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1626 a Dutchman bought Manhattan Island from the Native Americans for the equivalent of $ 24. The Dutch built houses on the island and called their little town “New Amsterdam”. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1664 the island was occupied by people from England and it was called New York, in honour of the Duke of York. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1783 New York was the first capital of the new nation. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>NEW YORK IS MADE UP OF FIVE BOROUGHS: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Manhattan is very famous for its museums, Broadway’s theaters, Central Park, St. Patrick’s and for the Empire State Building. In Manhattan there are several districts, such us Little Italy, Chinatown and Harlem, where the Afro-American community lives. The Statue of Liberty, in south Manhattan, is the most famous monument of New York. </li></ul><ul><li>The Bronx is a borough where there are many ethnic groups. It is famous because of violence and crime. </li></ul><ul><li>Brooklyn is the most populous borough. There is Brooklyn Bridge, probably the most famous bridge in the world, it links Brooklyn to Manhattan. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Queens is the biggest borough. It has two airports, the biggest in New York. </li></ul><ul><li>Staten Island , is known for the Giovanni da Verrazzano Bridge. 44% of its inhabitants come from Italy. There are many Green areas. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>ELLIS ISLAND </li></ul><ul><li>Ellis Island is the place where The Statue Of Liberty is. Between 1892 and 1954 Ellis island was the first stop for nearly 17 million immigrants from all the world. It is situated in front of the port. Today, you can take a ferry boat across the river and visit Ellis island. Here, in the museum, you can see pictures of many of those immigrants. It is full of shops, restaurants, museums, and ships old and new. It tells the story of New York, the sea, and the rivers. </li></ul><ul><li>THE STATUE OF LIBERTY </li></ul><ul><li>The Statue of Liberty is New York’s most famous monument. The French people in 1886 had the idea of creating a monument to give as a present to the American people, as a symbol of American independence. The Statue is about 150 feet high, and her arm is 42 feet long. The Statue represents a woman wearing a long toga and a crown. She holds a torch in her hand and a crown on her head. In 1924 the statue became a national monument with Ellis island. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>THE BIGGEST MUSEUMS IN NEW YORK ARE: </li></ul><ul><li>THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: </li></ul><ul><li> you can see works by Titian, El Greco, Monet, Cezanne and Rousseau. </li></ul><ul><li>THE MUSEUM OF MODER ART (MOMA): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It was founded to help people understand contemporary art. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is dedicated to help people understand and enjoy the visual arts. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: </li></ul><ul><li> it tells the story of New York . </li></ul><ul><li>THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it is a Museum of modern and contemporary art. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It founded in 1937. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Broadway , </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Great White Way”, as it is called, is the most famous theatrical district in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Hall </li></ul><ul><li>is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. </li></ul><ul><li>It is composed of three concert halls: Isaac Stern Auditorium, Zenkel Hall and Weilrecital Hall. The building was in use from April 1891 named after Andrew Carnegie, who paid for its construction. </li></ul><ul><li>The Rockefeller Center </li></ul><ul><li>is a group of 19 buildings made from one family of bankers Rockefeller. The main buildings are Radio City Music Hall, the largest theatre in the world. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>FOLLOW THE STEPS </li></ul><ul><li>… .and remember: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be creative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use pictures if you like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… .but most of all: HAVE FUN!! </li></ul></ul>