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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The magnificent Metropolitan Museum of Art is the jewel in the crown of New York museums. The Met, as people from New York call it, is one of the most important art galleries in the whole world. There are some permanent exhibitions, collections of Asian and ancient Egyptian art as well as famous 17th century Dutch paintings and the paintings of Spanish masters El Greco and Goya. At the rooftop garden, there is usually a sculpture exhibition by a contemporary artist.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York virtually.
  • listened to two people talking about famous American people.
  • thought what to include in your infography about your biography.

You can visit its official website and choose, from the galleries at the online collection, a piece of art. Once you have finished the online visit, continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskbiography and #projectnewyork) choosing one of those pieces of art and sharing the link to the online gallery.

You can also send a tweet to the Metropolitan Museum telling them you have visited it virtually. What has drawn your attention the most? What would you highlight from the Museum?  Send a tweet to the Official Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York Twitter.

Remember that the Metropolitan Museum of Art must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.

Famous American People

Listen carefully to Nick and Cheryl. They talk about some very famous American people. After listening, do the vocabulary and comprehension quizzes. You can do the activities in Famous Americans.

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:

  • Did you know these people they are talking about?
  • Have you ever heard of Jimmy Hendrix? What is your favourite American music band? 
  • What about Michael Phelps? Any other famous American sportsperson? Have you ever heard of NBA?
  • Any other famous American person? Why is he or she famous? Why do you like him/her?

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 create an infography with at least five revelant things about your "biography”, it will be necessary to start looking for the information that you will include in your product.

At this point, you should make a little research and share the results with your mates:

  • Now, you have to look for some interesting links where you can create an infography. 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 different means. For example, you can use a Twitter hashtag (#taskbiography or #projectnewyork could be some options).
  • You can organize the brainstorm ideas about “relevant facts in your life” and start thinking which five you are going to include in your infography. 

If you still need more ideas about what to include in your biography, it would be a good idea to read about 8 tips about how to write a personal biography in order to have more ideas and vocabulary for your infography.

Learning diary

Learning Diary. Step 2: Uploading the video with the questions from "Famous American people!"

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

Writing Tools

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 #taskbiography and #projectnewyork

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