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Trinity College Dublin

Let's visit the University!

Discovering Dublin, you get to one of the most famous places in Dublin: Trinity College Dublin, founded in 1592 following the model of the English universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Among the graduates there are notable people such as Jonathan SwiftOscar WildeSamuel Beckett (Nobel Prize of Literature) or Bram Stoker.

What about you? Would you like to study there in the future? After visiting the website, what is your opinion about the university? What can you study at the trinity College? Send a tweet with the studies you would like to study at the Trinity College Dublin using the hashtags #projectdublin and #taskcampaign.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • learnt a lot of details about Trinity College.
  • revised the use of comparatives and superlatives.
  • started your collaborative Google Site in groups about the city of Dublin.

At the library of the Trinity College Dublin, you can visit the Book of Kells. To know a little bit more about this book, you can go to its official web, where you can do a virtual visit to a "must see" on the itinerary of any visitor to the city of Dublin: 'The old library and the book of Kells'. You can also visit it online at the Trinity college web page.

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskcampaign and #projectdublin). Have you ever visited a library with a book from the 9th century? Take a look at the following website and discover the library and the book of Kells. Look at the prices, too. How much does your class have to pay in order to get into the exhibition? Discover all the details at the official Book of Kells visitor website.

You can also send them a tweet telling them that you have visited the exhibition virtually and sharing your impressions on it at the Official Trinity College Dublin Twitter.

After that, you have to record all the texts of your tweets and produce an audio file with all your contributions which will be shared through Twitter using the project hashtags (#taskcampaign and #projectdublin).

Remember that the Trinity College must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.

The book of Kells is the oldest book I have ever seen

The Book of Kells was written in the 9th century. It is probably the oldest book you have never heard of. Or maybe you have heard of another one which is older or more ancient. In Dublin, you can also come across the tallest sculpture in the world. It is called the Millenium Spire of Dublin.

When we want to compare two or more people or things we use comparative and superlative adjectives. If you need to revise this grammar structure, go to some web pages:

Now you can use these adjectives to compare some of the things you have already discovered in Dublin to the ones in your own town/city using comparative and superlative adjectives.

Write it in a post in your personal learning diary. The title of the post can be:`Comparing Dublin and (name of your town/city).

Challenge: English-speaking cities

Challenge Step 1: Open up a new Google Site and share it with your group

The challenge in this project is a Google site about English-speaking cities. In this challenge, we are going to work in groups of 2/3 people. The first step is to create the site using Google sites.

The rubric to evaluate a google map will be used to evaluate your work. Remember that you have to evaluate it once you have finished creating the route with the ten stops of each city. 

You can have extra help watching the video about registering and using Google Sites.

One of the members of the groups is going to be the leader and is going to open up the site and share it with the rest of the members of the group. Thus, the other members will be able to edit the site as well.

  • After having created the site, check that the whole group can edit it and start designing a landing page with the title English -Speaking Cities.
  • In this first page, you have to describe what your group is going to create collaboratively: a website with information about 10 of the most important English - speaking cities in the world, one city per project. In this project, we are going to work with Dublin.
  • If you have created the google site previously, using another project from this series, you only have to add a new page to your Google site.
  • As you have to work in groups of 2/3 people, you can also use the website to brainstorm your ideas, collect your links and reach an agreement on which digital materials you are going to use at your Google Site for Dublin even though you are working at different locations.

It is now time to start working collaboratively with your group. Remember to always follow the steps. That way it will be easier for you to produce the final product of the challenge. Your teacher can always help you with your doubts.

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