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National Gallery of Ireland

Visit to the National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland is located in the heart of Dublin and holds the National Collection of European and Irish fine art. It was founded in 1854. The admission is free.

 

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • visited the National Gallery of Ireland virtually.
  • listened to two people talking about what a zoologist is.
  • learnt more vocabulary related to environment.

Why don't you visit its official website? Take a look at the official link of the gallery and visit its sections, specially the online collection: National Gallery of Ireland.

Once you have finished the visit, continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskcampaign and #projectdublin).

You can send a tweet to the museum telling them you have visited the museum virtually. Which is the most interesting painter of the gallery in your opinion? Which painting do you like the most? Send them a tweet: Official National Gallery of Ireland Twitter.

Remember that the National Gallery of Ireland must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.

Save our planet!

Listen carefully to Mike and Ana. He talks about his mother and why they had a lot of animals around the house. After listening, do the vocabulary and comprehension quizzes. You can do the activities of 'The zoologist'.

After having done the listening activities, you have to answer the following questions orally and record your questions and answers in pairs in order to upload the result to your learning diary after having answered them:

  • Do you like animals? Have you ever had a pet?
  • Have you ever visited a zoo? Do you find zoos interesting?
  • Do you think that zoos protect animals? What about endangered animal species?
  • Do you think that animals should live in natural habitats only? Why? Why not?

Record your questions and answers in pairs and produce a video clip with your conversation. You can use the web WeVideo to record them. Your teacher can help you in all this process. After having recorded them, you have to project them in the classroom and your classmates have to assess it using the 'Rubric to assess a video assignment in the classroom'.

Your task: Let's continue the research!

Task Step 2: Starting with the research for your campaign.

As the task for this project is to design a multimedia campaign about "environmentally friendly attitudes”, it will be necessary to start looking for the information that you will include in your campaign.

The following points could be very helpful for you to look for the right information:

  • Now, you have to look for some interesting links where you can find information about the topic: types of possible environmentally friendly attitudes, institutional campaigns, ecologist websites, etc. Your teacher can help you select the most interesting ones.
  • You have to share what you have found with the rest of the class through Twitter using the hashtag #taskcampaign and #projectdublin.
  • You can organize the brainstorm ideas about “an environmentally friendly campaign” and start designing the campaign that you are going prepare to talk about what you did, what you bought and where you went.

You can also take a look at the eco-friendly tips in order to have more ideas and vocabulary for your campaign.

Learning diary

Learning Diary. Step 3: Uploading the video with the questions from "Save our planet"

In this step, you have to upload the video file you have recorded in pairs.

This is a perfect moment for you to check your work. Press the button and answer the questions in your personal blog.

Don't forget to share the entry with the video through Twitter using the hashtags #taskcampaign and #projectdublin

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