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Eurovision Project Divided Into Countries

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A project for schools based on Eurovision.

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Eurovision Project Divided Into Countries

  1. 1. Eurovision Project - an editable project for schools to practise Geography, Music & Drama, Citizenship, MFL and ICT skills within the fun theme of the Eurovision Song Contest
  2. 2. For a Class divided into groups or individuals representing countries <ul><li>Each group can edit their own slide within this presentation in ‘normal’ view (not slideshow) to add information they find out about their chosen country. </li></ul><ul><li>Delete any slides you don’t want to use. </li></ul><ul><li>There are additional notes for teachers in the notes space below each slide in ‘normal’ view </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Eurovision? <ul><li>The Eurovision Song Contest is a televised music contest, with the original aim of promoting inter-European relations. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.partyvision.co.uk/what/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Eurovision? <ul><li>The competition is not necessarily restricted to those in Europe. Participants include Israel, Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon… </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.partyvision.co.uk/what/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Eurovision? <ul><li>The show is broadcast in over 35 countries worldwide, including Australia, Canada, and Japan. It gets around 600 million viewers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why not pick a country from this years participants? <ul><li>Andorra </li></ul><ul><li>Albania </li></ul><ul><li>Armenia </li></ul><ul><li>Azerbaijan </li></ul><ul><li>Belarus </li></ul><ul><li>Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>Bosnia & Herz. </li></ul><ul><li>Bulgaria </li></ul><ul><li>Croatia </li></ul><ul><li>Cyprus </li></ul><ul><li>Czech Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>Estonia </li></ul><ul><li>Finland </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Romania </li></ul><ul><li>Russia </li></ul><ul><li>San Marino </li></ul><ul><li>Serbia </li></ul><ul><li>Slovenia </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>Ukraine </li></ul><ul><li>UK </li></ul><ul><li>FYR Macedonia </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Hungary </li></ul><ul><li>Iceland </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Latvia </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuania </li></ul><ul><li>Malta </li></ul><ul><li>Moldavia </li></ul><ul><li>Montenegro </li></ul><ul><li>Netherlands </li></ul>http://www.eurovision.tv/page/participants-2008
  7. 7. The Official Eurovision Site <ul><li>Find previews and downloads of all this year’s songs, interviews, photos and logos. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you are aware of copyright issues if you wish to include any official logos in your work. </li></ul><ul><li>(Often it is fine if it is for non-commercial, private/educational use and not distributed on the internet without prior permission) </li></ul>http://www.eurovision.tv/page/home
  8. 8. 1 st Task (Geography and ICT Objectives) <ul><li>Each group must find their country on the following map and move their ‘pin’ to the right place. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Find and label your chosen country with a pin:
  10. 11. 2 nd Task (Geography and ICT Objectives) <ul><li>Groups must first find & save a picture of the flag for their country. </li></ul><ul><li>Next right-click on the appropriate country in the next map and select ‘format auto shape’ </li></ul><ul><li>Select ‘colour’, then scroll down to ‘fill effects’ then click on the tab ‘picture’ </li></ul><ul><li>Click ‘select picture’ and locate the flag saved earlier. Click ‘insert’ & ‘ok’ </li></ul><ul><li>If done correctly your country should now be coloured the same as your flag – like UK is on the map. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Locate your chosen country and colour the background the same as the appropriate flag.
  12. 13. 3 rd Task (MFL Intercultural Understanding & ICT objectives) <ul><li>In your groups, copy the next slide (red) by </li></ul><ul><li>-clicking on the slide and then on ‘Insert’ at the top of the page, </li></ul><ul><li>-then scroll down to duplicate slide </li></ul><ul><li>-then start filling in the information about your country. Remember to save it! </li></ul>
  13. 14. Name of Country <ul><li>The capital city is… </li></ul><ul><li>The language(s) spoken… </li></ul><ul><li>A typical food you can eat here… </li></ul><ul><li>Famous people from this country are… </li></ul><ul><li>The climate in this country is… </li></ul><ul><li>Something you did not know about this country: </li></ul>Insert picture of flag here
  14. 15. 4 th Task (MFL Oracy, Intercultural Understanding & ICT Objectives) <ul><li>What is the main language spoken in your chosen country? </li></ul><ul><li>Find out how to say hello in that language. (A really useful site for this is Newbury Park School ) </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘audacity’ to record yourselves saying it, click on export as mp3 and save to an appropriate folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Now click ‘Insert’ then ‘Movies & Sounds’ then ‘Sounds from file’, locate your clip and click ok to insert it onto your slide. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Eurovision Language Shock <ul><li>Read this article from the BBC about the 2008 entry from France. </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7350193.stm </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think? Does it matter? Why or why not? </li></ul>
  16. 17. 5 th Task (Drama, MFL. PE & Music Objectives ) <ul><li>Use a site such as Mama Lisa’s World to find a short song or rhyme from your chosen country </li></ul><ul><li>(or any French, Spanish, German song if your teacher agrees) </li></ul><ul><li>In your groups, rehearse singing & performing your song. You may want to make a routine up too. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide as a class whether to video your acts or to perform them live for the 6 th Task </li></ul>
  17. 18. So what do this years entries sound like? <ul><li>You can watch them on the official YouTube Eurovision channel </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to / download mp3 clips from the Official Eurovision Site </li></ul><ul><li>Or why not download lyrics and translations from Diggiloo </li></ul>
  18. 19. 6 th Task (Drama, MFL. PE & Music Objectives ) <ul><li>You will need a presenter to hold your own Eurovision Song Contest now. </li></ul><ul><li>In your groups, (with or without costumes!) take turns to perform your song & routine to the rest of the class. </li></ul><ul><li>While watching try to think what marks as a group you will award. Keep them secret until the voting begins. </li></ul>
  19. 20. The Voting – example from previous years <ul><li>http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fZIZZlvoBxw&feature=related </li></ul>
  20. 21. The Voting MFL Oracy & Maths Objectives <ul><li>Traditionally votes must be reported by each country in French to the ‘presenters’. </li></ul><ul><li>When it is your country’s turn to report their votes, start with the highest for example ‘La France; 12 points’ </li></ul><ul><li>Presenters must keep track of the score either on the board or using Scorewiz </li></ul>
  21. 22. To complete your project <ul><li>Go back and delete all the instruction / task slides, keeping only the maps, information slides and slides created by your class. </li></ul><ul><li>Add any additional slides with photos, video clips and/or sound clips of your class and their acts / the voting. </li></ul><ul><li>Save and keep as evidence when working towards an International Schools Award ! </li></ul>

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