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					 The Leaning Tower of Pisa
                        A WebQuest for Secondary 4 and 5 students (ESL)

                                          Designed by

                 Corrine Chabot, Jérémi Dalpé, Doria Ayadi and Boubakeur Laatar




            Image courtesy of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa




                  Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion

Introduction
Welcome to the Leaning Tower of Pisa WebQuest page. Over the next six periods, you
will become a specialist of this amazing man made wonder. You will act as travel agent,
tour guide, geographer and historian. Eventually, you will share your knowledge with
others. You will do so by first researching many aspects of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in
order to create a travel brochure and a video advertisement that you will present at the
International Tourism Symposium.

Remember that you must be convincing in order to demonstrate why YOUR wonder is
the best one to visit and why it is worthy of being included in the Seven Wonders of
the World.
The Task
Your group of four people will have a kiosk to present the Leaning Tower of Pisa at the
International Tourism Symposium. Each person within the group will be responsible for
gathering and providing certain information about the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You are all
experts of one aspect of ‘selling’ your wonder. The tourists attending the convention are
very curious as to why your wonder is being represented, about the history and
description of the wonder and the logistics to visiting the wonder in order to establish if
the Leaning Tower of Pisa is worthy of visiting or not. At your kiosk you will have to
present your video advertisement, your brochure, and are responsible for decorating your
kiosk with maps and pictures.

By presenting a travel brochure and a video at the International Tourism Symposium, you
will tell us why the Leaning Tower of Pisa is the best wonder to visit and why it is
worthy of being included in the Seven Wonders of the World?


The Process
1. To organize the gathering of information, your team will be split in two.
Two people will be:                                  Two people will be:
Travel Agents and                                    Geographers and
Tour Guides                                          Historians




You are responsible for gathering            You are responsible for gathering
information for the planning of a trip to    information on the historical and
the Leaning Tower of Pisa.                   geographical aspects of the Leaning Tower of
You will gather info on:                     Pisa.
-Currency                                    You will gather info on:
-Plane ticket                                -History of the Wonder
-Hotels, accommodation                       -Geography (where is it)
-Things to see/do                            -Landscape
-Food, restaurants                           -The country
                                             -Politics
                                             -Culture

2. In your speciality team, you will examine each of the sites on the list of resources.
These sites are a starting point and you can explore the links they provide to gather the
information that you are looking for. Take notes that you will use to create your brochure
and video.

    Resources for the whole Group:

Virtual tour of the Leaning Tower of Pisa: http://www.compart-
multimedia.com/virtuale/us/pisa/pisa_italy.htm

Pictures and more of the Leaning Tower of Pisa:
http://www.freefoto.com/browse.jsp?id=14-19-53


    Resources for the tour         guides and travel agents:
Travelling to Pisa: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Flights-g187899-Pisa_Tuscany-
Cheap_Discount_Airfares.html

Yahoo travel: http://travel.yahoo.com/


    Resources for the geographers                and historians:
History and culture of Pisa: http://torre.duomo.pisa.it/index_eng.html

Architecture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa:
http://www.architectureweek.com/2001/0711/news_1-2.html

3. Now, here is a link that can guide you in creating your travel brochure. However,
remember that you can be as original and creative as you want:

Brochure template                                   Travel Brochure Outline

4. Now, to give you an idea of how you may want to develop your video, things you may
want to include in your video, or just to inspire you in creating your video, you will all
look at the following sites. Remember, you can be as original and as creative as you wish:

Travelistic: Videos for Travellers: http://www.travelistic.com/

Passports: http://www.passports.com/trips/video_index.asp
5. For maps to decorate your kiosks, you can all find what you are looking for using these
links:

MapQuest: http://www.mapquest.com/          http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/world.htm


Maps: http://www.mapsofworld.com/

Wonders: http://wonderclub.com/AllWorldWonders.html

6. If you are interested in acquiring, or learning about what kind of music is popular in
the country of your wonder, this site will give you the information you need:

Italian music: http://www.kieto.com/music1.html




Evaluation
For your evaluation criteria and the peer evaluation forms, the teacher evaluation forms
and the self evaluation forms, go back to the MAIN PAGE of the WebQuest project and
refer to the ‘Evaluation’ section of this page.




Conclusion

Now that you have gathered all the information necessary in this project to become
experts on your wonder, and you have created your brochure and your video, you are
now ready to present at the International Tourism Symposium. In order to do this, refer to
the advice we give you on the MAIN PAGE, and look under step number 8 in the
‘Process’ section of the project. Finally, you will refer to the ‘Evaluation’ and
‘Conclusion’ parts of the project in order to accomplish your task.

				
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