giovedì 15 gennaio 2009


My name is Graziana and I’m fourteen years old. I was born on the 31st of August in 1992 in Castellana, a town in the province of Bari, in Puglia, in the south-east of Italy. I’m tall and thin, I have got long brown wavy hair and green eyes. I have got glasses too. My mother name is Annamaria but everyone calls her Anna. She’s tall and thin. She has got short brown straight hair and brown eyes. She has got glasses too. My mother is fifty-two years old and she is a housewife. My father name is Giovanni Martino but everyone calls him Giovanni. He is tall and thin. He has got short brown wavy hair and brown eyes. My father is fifty-four and he is a businessman. I live in Cisternino, a small town in the province of Brindisi. I have some pets: one she-dog, four cats and one parrot. My she-dog name is Bianca(Whitey). She is four years hold and she has got white coat, brown eyes, long ears and a short tail. She is a faithfuln friend! My four cats names are Sasha, Minsk, Musetta and Macchia. Sasha is nine months and she has got long white coat, short ears, blue eyes and a long tail. Sasha is very cuddy and warm. Minsk is ten months and she has got short black coat, short ears, brown eyes and a short tail. Minsk is very fearful. Musetta is six years old and she has got a short grey coat, short ears, green eyes and a short tail. Musetta is very shy. Macchia is seven years old and he has got short white and black coat, short ears, brown eyes and a short tail. Macchia is very warm. Parrot name is Twetty and she’s five years old. Twetty has got blue, yellow and violet feathers. She has got black eyes and orange paws. Twetty love sing very much.
My first school was nursery school named “S.Domenico Savio”. I started there when I was three. When I was six I went to primary school “S.Giovanni Bosco” in the branch in Ceglie street. When I was eleven I went to junior school named Annessa al Consrevatorio“Nino Rota” in Monopoli, a town in provice of Bari. The some years I had an entrance exam to Conservatorio for the violin class. Now I go to Liceo Classico“Galileo Galilei” in Monopoli. I go to school from Monday to Saturday. School stars at eight o’clock and finishes for two days at a quarter to twelve, while in the other days school finishes at twenty to one. After school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday I go to Music School. At school I study Latin, Greek, history, geography, Italian, maths, English, Physical education, religion. I like every subjects.
I help my parents very much at home. I tidy up my room and when my mother isn’t at home for work, usually in summer, I lay the table, I cook, I clear the table, I wash plates and I wash floor.
In my free time I read some romantic,mistery and horror books and I listen to classic, pop and rock music. In the summer I like running with my uncle and his dog,Gancia, in the country, I like playing with my pets and I take Bianca go out for a walk.My favourite interest is music; in fact I play violin and piano. I like it very much!

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Romance: from middle age to our days

Ecco quet che le carte empton di sogni,
Lancliotto, Tristano e gil altri erranti,
Onde conven che il voigo errante agogni.

our class

our class

Ist step Introduction



· E mails

· PPt presentation about their country and local reality

· Chat session (after the first contacts)

2nd step web quest

Students investigate the web quest and make a web quest about middle age – website review

The desired outcome of this Quest upon the Web is that you, the student, will have gained knowledge of Middle age, been enriched by having read one of the classic romances of all time.

You will be part of a group of four who will work together in order to complete the tasks. Each group member will accept one role, do all the research needed for that role, and teach the others in your group the knowledge you have gained. The final project will be to creatively present to the class what you have learned. This may be done by combining your individual work into a display or presentation, or you may wish to be creative and do something entirely different. Whatever the case, working together is essential.

Enjoy your tasks and the role you choose

The Process

The Knight

This task, should you choose to accept, is to discover what it was like to be a knight in this period. Find out what his typical day was like, his hobbies . Show it in a 2 page paper or ppt

The everyday man

You will need to find out how someone lived in a village or in a town (choose two or three of the topics offered). Learn what type of food was served; what was the popular entertainment; what were the roles of men and women. After collecting your information, write a two page paper comparing your life as a student in the 21st century to what your life would have been like in that period.

The Historian

As an historian, if this is your choice of roles, you have a longing to find out as much as you can about the historical background of the country you have chosen ..

The Student

You task is to find out about the intellectuals of that

Period and their audience.

Then you have to prepare a set of 15 questions your friends and you are likely to answer.

3rd step romances investigation

Students investigate romances and describe/discuss what they are after having already investigated it with their Italian and history teachers.

4th step production

Students create their own modern day or traditional romance – exchange work between schools.(interaction)

The written romance could be sent to - a website for young people to submit their written work and get it published online

5th step: being more and more creative

they create a story for children or a video

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