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Phoenix Park

Let's go to the park and the zoo!

We keep on visiting the wonderful city of Dublin. Now that you have visited some landmarks of the city, we get to one of the main green spaces in Dublin: Phoenix Park. At this stage, you have to continue with your first entry at the site of the English-speaking cities.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • read and answered some activities about animals in captivity. 
  • started doing some research on your Google Site project.
  • continued your Learning Diary and reflected on the activities you are doing in this project.

Phoenix Park is a 707 hectares park in the middle of the Dublin city, next to the river Liffey. It contains the following tourist attractions among others:

  • Dublin zoo: the most popular attraction in the city.
  • Papal Cross: to commemorate the visit of Pope John Paul II on 29th September 1979.
  • Deerfield Residence: where the embassador from the United States in the Republic of Ireland lives. 

Remember that Phoenix Park must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskcampaign and #projectdublin). Would you like to visit any of the places at Phoenix Park? Which one? Why?

Visit to Dublin zoo

As you have already seen, you can spend a whole day at Phoenix Park. Why don't you visit the zoo? Do you like animals? Do you think that it is ok to have animals in cages?

Take a look at the official website of Dublin zoo and to the animal guide of the zoo. Visit the sections about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

Maybe you like animals a lot or maybe you have a pet at home. But, is it ok to have all kind of animals in cities? Do you only have dogs and cats at home?

Read the following text and answer the proposed activities: Animals in the city

As a result of this activity, you have to create a glossary where you can add the basic vocabulary about animals. In pairs, your classmate can give you some feedback about your glossary and can suggest some improvements.  You have to upload this your revised glossary to your Learning Diary. The title of the post has to be:"Basic vocabulary about animals".

Then you can use this list to complete the campaign of environmental protection that you have to design in this task. In order to create the list you can use the following online tools:

When you finish, you can share your link through Twitter using the hashtags of this project: #taskcampaign and #projectdublin.

Your challenge: Dublin. Here we go!

Challenge Step 2: Getting to know what is required and starting with the research

At this stage, once you have set up your teams and created your Google Site, you have to continue with the capital of the Irish Republic entry for the English-speaking cities challenge. 

Apart from being the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is also the main city of one of the four historic provinces of the island of Ireland: Leinster. If you desire, you can obtain more information about the Irish provinces.

And this is the specific flag of Leinster:

You can obtain more details about the Irish counties that are in Leinster and information about this Irish province.

The minimum requirements that your group has to fulfill in order to pass this challenge successfully include:

  • the map of the city from Google Maps with the route of the ten steps we have in our tour of the city.
  • one video about tourism in the city,
  • some text about what tourists can do in the city,
  • And two links to printable guides, leaflets, brochures, and so forth.

In order to complete the challenge, you are suggested to look up the following websites:

These are the suggested websites where you can obtain a lot of information for your challenge. But you can add some more in.

In order to produce the best possible design of this challenge, you have to take into account the 'Rubric for assessing the design of a digital site'.

Learning diary

Learning Diary. Step 2: Continue your blog-portfolio and use it to reflect on the different activities you are working on.

You can publish another post explaining different aspects of your research such as:

  • How you have divided the different tasks and the research you have done.
  • All the steps you have followed in your investigation.
  • The links you have visited in your challenge.

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

As a final work, you should include the list you have created previously.

Remember to share the link of your learning diary through Twitter using the hashtag: #taskcampaign and #projectdublin

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