giovedì 4 giugno 2009

Chapter 7 “ Suddenly they were in London…”

Chapter 7

“ Suddenly they were in London…”

Remigius saw Tristam and Iseult, while they were walking on the Canal Grande in Venice. He wanted to kill Tristam. But, he made a mistake again and carried away them with a whirlpool, in the present.

Suddenly they found themselves in London, between the busy streets of the city.

And so they arrived in this city, that appeared fantastic to them. In fact, the absent-minded magician Remigius has transported them in the London of 2009. London was very beautiful, but communication was very difficult for the two protagonists, because they only knew the XIII century’s’ English

Iseult fell near the Big Ben. She said:

“ Oh, my God! Where am I?”

While she was risking being run over by a black taxi. she shouted:

“Help me!”

She stood up and ran away. She thought:

“Where is Tristam ?...Why isn’t he with me?”.

And so she started to walk around the streets of London, looking for someone who could help her. Tristam, instead, was in the opposite side of the city, near Buckingham Palace. He was still taken aback. After some minutes, Tristam said:

“ Where is Iseult? …First of all, I must find her; second of all, I must find the way back home!”. Tristam saw the road to the Palace and said:

“ This Palace is amazing and I’ll give it to Iseult.”

After he jumped on a car to see her, but he didn’t see Iseult. Then Tristam continued to jump between the cars, trying to find her.

While Iseult was walking, it started to rain. She was desperate and said:

“ Oh, my God! What will I do?…where can I go?”;

She didn’t know what to do and where to go. Then, Iseult walked and arrived at a park. There she found a bench and she sat down on it. Iseult wondered if there was someone who could tell her where she could stay…she felt sad. Meanwhile Tristam, started to walk without destination, because he didn’t know the city. So walking and walking, he arrived into a park and he continued to walk. Suddenly he saw Iseult, but he didn’t believe that she was there. Infact he shouted:

“ I don’t believe my eyes…. are you Iseult?”

She turned to Tristam and, she, incredulous, said:

“ Yes Tristam, I’m Iseult”.

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Romance: from middle age to our days

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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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