General Education Task/ Research a topic related to Italy. LCA general education task T.Y. investigation project. What is Italy famous for? How about the themes of music? Art? Food? Sport? As a starting point for a general education task. An Aspect of Italy……. • This Power point could be used as a starting point for ideas for the General Education Task anchored in Italian or to help them get started on their research into an aspect of their chosen country; Italy . GENERAL EDUCATION TASK. • • • • • • The Development of a Product. The Investigation of an Issue. The Provision of a Service. The staging of an Event. An Enterprise Activity. A production/ Live performance. Example: Italy as a starting point. • • • • brainstorm various ideas A product? An Italian Sign/ Poster advertising an Italian event. (Must be brought to the examiner to look at.) An investigation of an issue? Italian art/ food traditions/music/crime/ history. An event? Cook an Italian dish? An Italian themed exhibition. (Photographs of the event are useful to include). Live Performance? Italian music/ dance. (Must be recorded for the examiner to watch.) Research? • Interviews: an Italian person or someone who has been there. • Links with the local community: local library for research/ books/ DVDs. • Surveys: find out what others know about/ think about Italy. • Internet/ books: must be mentioned which ones. • Personal experience: what have you learnt? Interest in Italy? Why? Tips/ Advice. • Write up a contract for students to sign. “We promise to work together/ help/ respect … • If it is a group task each student must have enough skills demonstrated. • A calendar to highlight timescale is a good idea. • It is important for students to put their own input into the task. How about an investigation into an Italian city or region? Italy has many cities and regions. Can you name any cities or regions? If you are interested in skiing, you could do an investigation into a northern Italian region or area like the famous dolomites, the food traditions there, ski resorts, areas? A development of a product like a poster or a sign in Italian for example. A food poster A poster advertising a sport. Posters advertising a place to visit or ski. Visit a city like Venice? Or ski in a particular resort… Italy is famous for it’s beautiful cities. Florence is a good example. They would make a good investigation. And Venice…. Italy is famous for it’s artists. Do you know who painted this? An investigation into an Italian painter is possible. An investigation into an Italian chapel or building is also possible. Do you know which famous chapel this comes from? Italy is famous for it’s buildings. Do you know what this building is? Can you see it in the next film clip? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvTT29cavKo&feature=related Italy is famous for how well they play soccer. A well known song Nessun Dorma is often used as a theme song.– World Cup champions Find the song in YouTube An investigation into Italian football? A team/ national team/ corruption problems in Italian football are all possible investigations. Italy is famous for it’s music. Can you name this Italian singer? Do you know of any singers who sang with Pavarotti? Italy has many famous people. It could be the starting point of an investigation into a famous Italian person or music. An event with Italian music is also another idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_ mLFHLSULw&feature=related • An example of a song sung by Pavarotti. The song “O sole mio” is well known. Have you heard it before? • Italy is famous for the beaches, the sun and beautiful places such as Napoli (Naples). • It has fantastic churches. Naples is famous for so many different things. An investigation into the city in general or an aspect of the culture would make an interesting topic. The Famous actress Sofia Loren who was very famous during the 1060s hails from Naples. Italy has many famous films and film makers also. The films/ film makers/ actors would make an interesting investigation. An investigation into Roberto Saviano, a famous Italian journalist who wrote about the Neapolitan mafia would make an interesting investigation. Roberto Saviano is an Italian writer and journalist • Since 2006, following the publication of his bestselling book Gomorrah (Gomorra in Italian), where he describes the illegal activities of the Camorra business, Saviano has been threatened by several Neapolitan “godfathers”. • The Italian Minister of the Interior has granted him a permanent police escort due to the threat to his life. • Because of his courageous stance, he is considered a "national hero" by authorphilosopher Umberto Eco. Italian music is used in many films. How about an investigation into where and when Italian music is used in film? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSz atzy8WvM • One of the characters in Shawshank says that he didn’t have any idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about, and that it did not matter. Some things are left unsaid. Music can make a man “feel free”. • Italian music is used in lots of films like the one above. • Do you think Pavarotti and his music was inspirational, and helped people feel free? • Can you think of films that were set in Italy? …that used Italian music/ images? Italy has world famous products/ services/ industry. You could do an investigation into the history and tradition of the beloved pizza! Italy is famous for food. Making simple Italian dishes for an exciting event with Italian food is an idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC zTRG7tjV0 • Have a look at what the founder of the “slow food” movement Carlo Petrini says about the importance of food! • Look up www.slowfood.com • The slow food movement which began in Italy would make an excellent aspect of an investigation into Italian food heritage. You could also stage an event that would raise awareness of the movement along with healthy Italian food. Food for thought.. • • • • So now it’s over to you… What aspect of Italy interests you? What type of task would you like to do? What are you good at? Would you like to find out more about an Italian person/ place? Food? Environment?