Webquest NYC

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VISITING NEW YORK CITY

A few facts about New-York City …

1- Population of the USA :

2- Population of New York City :

3- Name of New York City’s 5 boroughs :

4- New York’s nickname and possible origins of this nickname :

5- List some of the famous New Yorkers you know :

Discovering the city …

6- I’m sure you know the famous New- York marathon. What famous bridge do the runners cross near the start?

7- Which boroughs does it link ?

8- Why is it called the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge ?

9-The marathon finishes in Central Park. Have a look at the sports you can practice and list 4 that you would like to try.

10- When you are in Brooklyn, you can see the symbol of the USA. What is it ?

11- Find the following information about this monument :

– title :

– location :

– sculptor :

– engineer :

– date when the construction started and place :

– date when it arrived in the USA :

– height from the base to the torch  :

12- What’s the name of the island situated not far from the Statue of Liberty ? What was it ? (give details)

A few famous buildings in Manhattan …

13- What is this building?

14- Give the name of this building. How many elevators are there ? ( see p.3)

15- Some famous films were shot there. What is it ? List the films you’ve seen or heard of :

And now a bit of sightseeing in Manhattan …

16- Are the streets and avenues in Manhattan parallel or perpendicular ?

17- Where can you go shopping ?

18- When & where is the famous parade ?

19- What is the Crossroad of the World ?

20- What happens there every New Year’s Eve ?

21- Give the name of this famous area.

Find the names of the famous places and monuments hidden under the blue numbered spots!

3eme – Webquest – From Slavery to Barack Obama

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln

  1. He was the _____th President of the USA

  2. He successfully led the country through the _________________ __________ ______, preserving the Union and ending _____________.

  3. He was a Republican a Democrat

  4. When did he die?_____________________________________

  5. How did he die? ______________________________________

ROSA PARKS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_parks

6) When was she born?____________________________________________

7) She was an African American ___________ _____________ activist.

8 )  What did she do on December 1st 1955?

She refused _________________________

MARTIN LUTHER KING

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_luther_king

    9) When and how did he die? ________________________________________________

    10) He was a prominent leader in _________________________________________________.

    11) What did he receive in 1964?_________________________________________________.

    12) When did he deliver his famous speech « I have a dream »?                1876              1963               1978

BARACK OBAMA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_obama

13) He is the ____th President of the United States.

14) He is                European                    Australian                     African-American

15) When was inaugurated as President ?_______________________________________

16) He is                  a Republican                   a Democrat

17) What was his famous campaign slogan?                « Yes, we should »              « Yes we must »             « Yes we can »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_obama#Cultural_and_political_image

18) He is an exceptional _________________.

19) Obama’s ___________________ _____________ has been described as a defining factor for his __________ ______________.

20)In December 2008, Time magazine named Barack Obama as its ____________ ____ ____ __________.