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Let's have some fun at the theme park!

You continue visiting the awesome city of Los Angeles and your next stop is at one of the biggest film studios that has been turned into a theme park: Universal Studios Hollywood.

This place is still a working movie studio, and you can take a daily tour to see how they are filming in action. Then, you can also take some movie-themed thrill rides and visit CityWalk, do some shopping and finally eating at the dining promenade.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • read and answer some questions about Universal Studios in Hollywood. 
  • learnt some details about Los Angeles Lakers basketball team and some of its most famous players.
  • started doing some research on your Google Site project.

Are you in the mood of visiting this theme park? Then, as it is a huge place, you will have to plan your visit and obtain certain information about it. In order to do so, you must check its official website and answer the following questions:  

  • CityWalk: What can you find at the CityWalk? 
  • Theme Park Shopping: What kind of products can you buy from the shops? Which shop would you go to?  
  • VIP experience: How much do you have to pay if you want to enjoy the VIP experience at the theme park? 

Remember that the Universal Studios Hollywood must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskwayoflife and #projectlosangeles). Visit the official Attractions site and choose which is your favourite attraction of the Universal Studios Theme Park and tweet it using the hashtags.

I enjoy watching basketball matches

As you probably know, Los Angeles has a very famous basketball team: Los Angeles Lakers. The United States of America has the most famous Basketball league in the world: the NBA. You may have heard of some very famous basketball players in history such as Lebron James or Stephen Curry and, of course Pau Gasol, who played for Los Angeles some years ago.

Visit the NBA website and choose one of the teams from the list. Each of you has to choose one of the teams and select a couple of pieces of information that you consider interesting about the team that you have selected.

Send a tweet with the link of the page of the basketball team you have chosen and to the post of your learning diary where you have written some of the most significant aspects of that team: city, players, conference, stadium, etc. Remember to use the project hashtags.

Staples center
Prayitno. Staples center (CC BY)

As a result of this activity, you have to create a list with all the basketball teams you have worked with. You have to upload this list to your personal blog. 

In order to create the list of all the NBA teams using the link of your post from your learning diaries, you can use the following online tools:

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

Your challenge: Los Angeles, 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 entry of one of the most famous city in the United States, Los Angeles, also known as LA for the English-speaking cities challenge. 

The city of Los Angeles is the largest city in California State. Even though Los Angeles is the biggest city, the capital city of this state is the city of Sacramento. This is one of the fifty States that The United States consist of. 

As you have seen in this section, the United States is made of 50 different States. Each one of them has its own flag and its own capital city. As you can see below, California also has its own flag.

Flag of California
DevinCook. Flag of California (Public Domain)

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 some websites:

These are the suggested websites where you can obtain a lot of information for your challenge. But you can add some more information from other websites about Los Angeles.

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'.