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Griffith Observatory

Let's explore the stars!

The Griffith Observatory is a tourist destination for some good reasons. The first is the good view of Mount Hollywood and the great sight of the Hollywood Sign as well as of the city of Los Angeles.

The second reason is the price because the admission is free, although maybe as a visitor you have to pay a small fee for planetarium shows. The observatory was renovated in 2006 and it offers different exhibitions, including "The Big Picture", an image of a cluster of galaxies.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • visited the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles 
  • had fun singing one of the songs by the American singer "Bruno Mars" from Los Angeles.
  • shared the video of your mental map through different means.

Why don't you visit the Griffith's website

Can you find the answers to the following questions at the website? Write the answers in your learning diary.

  • Which day is the Observatory not open? (Check the Admission section)
  • What other means of transport does the observatory suggest instead of getting there by car? (Check the Getting Here section)
  • Is there a good signal for mobile phones at the observatory? (Check the Helpful Guidelines section)
  • When will the next lunar eclipse happen in Los Angeles? (Check the The Moon section)

Remember that the Griffith Observatory must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskwayoflife and #projectlosangeles). Visit the friends of the observatory (FOTO) website and select which way you would choose in order to support the association and send a tweet with the link of the way you have chosen explaining why.

Bruno Mars came to Los Angeles from Hawaii

Even though he was born in Hawaii, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career. One really trendy singer who lives now in this city is Bruno Mars. 

Would you like to play one of his most famous songs and know and play with its lyrics?. Choose the level of difficulty and have a good time: "Bruno Mars - Young Girls"

  • If you want to know further details about this singer, just take a look at his official website
  • You can also get in touch with him through his official Facebook.
  • He also has an official Youtube channel where you can watch with all his videoclips.

Enjoy with this American singer and all his songs!

End of Task: Disseminating your mental map

Task Step 6: Share our video with parentes, teachers, mates and many others

We have reached the end of this task. It is now time to announce to both parents and other teachers & students that you have been working on your video of the mental map about one aspect of the American way of life and that you have finished your final product. 

Barras y estrellas
PeteLinfforth. Stars and Stripes (CC0)

Remember that you have to share your video of the mental map through Twitter using the project hashtags.

Have you enjoyed this experience a lot? So, we still have some more challenges to carry out along these projects.

Learning diary

Learning Diary. Step 7: Upload your video link to your learning diary

At this moment, you have to publish the link of your video of the mental map you have already finished to your personal learning diary. Then, one of the members of the class or your teacher can put all your video links together and publish them to any of two publishing websites:

Thus, you will be able to get instant access to all of them in just one site.