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Europe Global Quest: Landmarks

Take a journey to the most famous landmarks in Europe. Enjoy!
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Marcella Simmons

on 28 June 2011

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Transcript of Europe Global Quest: Landmarks

Global Quest: European Landmarks We’ve had a little problem at Global Quest International. All of our staff suddenly quit and took all our travel brochures of Europe with them. We need your help in creating new ones. So, we are sending you off to Europe on a trip. YOUR TASK:
1) Collect pictures and facts about each of the places you visit.
2) Use those pictures and facts to create a travel brochure—check your rubric to see how many pictures you will need for each section.
**When all of our employees took off, there was one brochure left so we’re desperate to get more made as soon as possible.
**Here are your plane tickets, passports and luggage see you soon. Get going, you don’t want to miss your flight!!! Landmark #1: Big Ben
1) What is Big Ben?
2) What does a lit light above the clock face signify?

Landmark #2: Westminster Abbey
3) Describe what Westminster Abbey is. Bonjour! Bienvenue vers Paris, France Good Day! Welcome to London, England. Landmark #3: Arc de Triomphe
4) How high is the Arc de Triomphe?
5) Most of the streets fanning out from the Arc de Triomphe are named after famous generals. What does this tell you about the importance of the military at the time the streets were designed?
6) How is “Freedom” represented of the Arc?
7) What does the flame, burning underneath the Arc, represent? Landmark #4: Louvre
8) What is the Louvre?
9) Can you name at least one famous work of art housed at the Louvre? Landmark #5: Eiffel Tower
**At the Eiffel Tower site, visit the different Themed files to find out:
10) Why was the Eiffel Tower built?
11) What controversy has surrounded the Eiffel Tower?
12) What does the Eiffel Tower have to do with radio?
13) How does painting the Eiffel Tower ensure its longevity? What color is it? Landmark #6: Notre Dame
15) What does the name Notre Dame mean in English? Who is this referring to?
16) What is Notre Dame?
17) When did the construction begin (cornerstone laid) and when did it end? Ciao, benvenuto a Roma, Italia Landmark #7: Vatican City
**Within the city limits of Rome lies the country of the Holy See (Vatican City). That’s right, a country! The Pope is the ruler of this country.
18) On what hill is St. Peter’s Basilica (Basilica de San Pietro)? Who built it there?
19) Who is buried there?
20) What religion is St. Peter’s Basilica important to?
21) Who are the Swiss Guards and what are the requirements to be one? Landmark #8: The Roman Coliseum
**Visit this ancient wonder built by the Roman Empire.
22) When was the Colosseum built?
23) How many spectators could fit into the Colosseum?
24) Based on the descriptions, what was the Colosseum probably used for? Landmark #9: Leaning Tower of Pisa
**Explore to answer the questions; also look at the “Tower’s Gallery”.
25) What is the Leaning Tower of Pisa ?
26) How long did the Tower take to build? Γειάσου, υποδοχή στην Αθήνα, Ελλάδα (Hello, welcome to Athens, Greece) Landmark #10: The Parthenon
The Parthenon is another ancient site. It was built by the Greek Empire in 480 BC. That’s almost 2500 years ago!
Explore the site to find out:
27) What is the name of the hill that the Parthenon sits atop?
28) What goddess was the Parthenon dedicated to?
29) What happened to the Parthenon in 600 CE (AD)? What about in 1687 AD? What does this tell you about the people who controlled Athens at these times?
30) What ancient civilization built the Parthenon?

Also, look at the pictures of the Parthenon and the Acropolis (you may click on the pictures listed under “Other Views”) Roots of Democracy **Visit the link to find out:
What two ancient civilizations first founded the idea of a democratic government?

Compare and contrast the democracies of the three civilizations (create a chart in your notes). Willkommen in Deutschland!
Welcome to Berlin, Germany. Landmark #11: Brandenburg Gate
Check out the landmark link to find out information about Brandenburg Gate.
Location?
Importance?
What does it represent?
What U.S. president made a historical speech here on June 12, 1987? Castles
Castles were built in Europe between 800-1400 AD. Originally, they were fortified for protection from invading enemies during the Middle Ages.
As part of the feudal system that ruled Europe during the Middle Ages, kings were the most powerful and were protected by knights. These knights were paid for their military services with large land holdings.
Castles became not only a symbol of abundant power, but also a symbol of wealth.
For pictures and more information, take a look at the link provided. Welcome Back Home Your journey is over. Now, complete the flip-chart travel brochure. Refer to your rubric to make sure you have all the information and pictures necessary to complete the project.
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