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Webquest: ‘The famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage `

Webquest: The famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage magazine
Introduction In this webquest you are going to produce a magazine that recalls famous people of Ukrainian heritage. The magazine is called The famous Foreigners of Ukrainian Heritage.
Task
You are a team of school reporters who need to produce a magazine about famous people of Ukrainian heritage, called ‘The famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage`. To produce ‘The famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage ` magazine , you will work in groups of 3, and do the following:

 From the Wikiwand, choose two famous persons for each of these categories (group work):
 Actors and artists
 Sport figures
 Government and civil servants
 Politicians and writers
 Engineers and business
 Scientists and scholars
 Present a short summary of your stories to the newspaper Editorial Board. They will help you decide on the most important story for each category (group work).
 Write short articles about your final six news stories, and include graphics (individual work).
 Edit and produce ‘Famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage` magazine.
 Show your magazine to other groups (group work).
 Do a questionnaire self-evaluation of your work (individual work).
Special site for this webquest
Process 1
– The famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage
 Think about most prestigious spheres for career. What are they? Make a list of 6 of them and compare with a partner. Have you chosen any of the same spheres.
 Go to the Which group am I in? page.
 Go to the Group task page. Work in groups of 4. Look at the Wikiwand site with lists of the famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage .
 You will see that stories on this website are divided into categories such as:
Actors and artists
Sport figures
Government and civil servants
Politicians and writers
Engineers and business
Scientists and scholars
 You can click on each story’s headline to read a bit more about it.

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/List_of_Ukrainian_Americans#/Government_and_civil_servants
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Ukrainians_in_the_United_Kingdom
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/List_of_Ukrainian_Canadians
Process 2
– Stories` summaries to the editorial board
 Assign each of your group members a letter – Student A, Student B, Student C.
 Go to the Students` task page and choose two categories for each student.
 Prepare a short summary of each of the persons you chose in Process 1:
Student A – Actors, artists, sport figures
Student B – Government and civil servants, politicians, writers
Student C –Engineers and business, Scientists and scholars

Tips for your summary:
• Your summary should be short – between 100 and 120 words.
• You may use graphics from the Internet to illustrate your summary.
• Include at least three of the key words listed at the bottom of your article. (You can listen to these words to hear how they are pronounced on the google translator).
• The Editorial Board is going to ask you extra questions about your person- make sure you know more than what you put in the summary.
• Practice your presentations a couple of times out loud with your group, trying to make it as interesting as possible.
Useful language for your presentation:
We are going to talk about…
First of all , …
Firstly, …
Then, …
Secondly, …
Next, …
In addition, …
What`s more , …
Also, …
Added to this , …
Finally, …
Lastly, …
To sum up, …
In conclusion, …
 You are going to present your story summaries to the Editorial Board of your newspaper. (The Editorial Board is another group in the class – you too will act as the Editorial Board to another group.)
 Present your summaries to the Board, trying to use you own words rather than directly reading your summaries. Remember to include your three key words in your verbal summary.
 The Editorial Board will decide on which story is best of the two for each category, and tell you their decision at the end of the presentations.

Tips for the editorial board:
 When deciding on the best story for each category, ask yourself:
 Is the story newsworthy and interesting?
 Is the summary clear, and is the language used accurate enough?
 Are there any pictures presented with the summary and could they be used in the final magazine?
 Once the presentation is over, ask a few extra questions about the story.
 Overall, have you chosen a good range of stories for this group’s magazine?
 Think about the topics, and also the publication dates – do these articles offer a good overview of the famous people of Ukrainian heritage ?
Process 3
– Producing ‘The famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage`’ magazine: writing articles
 You are now going to produce ‘The famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage`’ magazine, with the articles(approved by the Editorial Board) for each of the categories: Actors and artists, Sport figures , Government and civil servants, Politicians and writers, Engineers and business.
 You may use your original summary as a basis for your final article for your categories, but you will need to include more details this time. Remember that you can find out more by clicking on links or searching in net by name. Try to use your own words as far as possible, and include your three key words. Try to write about 200 to 250 words per article
Useful language for an article
Involving the reader
 Just imagine...
 Have you ever...?
 How would you feel if ...?
 Are you one of those people who ...?
 If the answer is ..., you should....
 What would live be like if...
 ...
Making the article lively and interesting
 I was absolutely terrified when I realised...
 More importantly, it was something I...
 Not surprisingly, it's a good way of raising money.
 The tent was worryingly small for three people!
 It was the most amazing experience I have ever had.
 ...
Developing your points
 Let's start with ...
 Another advantage of ...
 On top of that, ...
 ...
Giving your own opinion
 I think that / In my opinion ...
 It seems to me that ...
 If you ask me, ...
 To my mind...
 ...

 Read the articles written by the other members of your group. Give each other feedback on:
• Content:
 Is the article clear?
 Do we know exactly what happened, where, when and why?
 Structure: Does the article have clear paragraphs, and is it wellstructured?
• Language:
 Is the use of English as correct as possible?
 Are the tenses appropriate?
 Is there a good range of vocabulary?
 Are the three key words included correctly?
 Rewrite and correct your own articles as needed.
 Decide on what photos or illustrations you would like to use, and where you would like them to appear in the articles.
Process 4
– Producing ‘The famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage`magazine: editing and reading
 As the editing team of ‘‘The famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage` magazine, you now need to put your separate articles together into one magazine. You will need to discuss the following issues with your group:
 What will the cover of‘The famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage` magazine look like?
 What photos/illustrations will you use?
 What order will you put the articles in?
 What ‘look’ will the articles have?
 Will they all have the same headline font and style, the same layout, the same number of photos, or will each article style be different?
 What size paper will you use?
 How will you put it together?
 Who will be responsible for printing and binding?
 Once you have decided on this, you need to work together to produce ‘The famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage`magazine.
 Put all the magazines up around the class.
 Walk round and look at the others groups’ magazines.
Self-evaluation
It is now time to think about your work on this webquest.
Fill in the following questionnaire, and give it to your teacher.
Self-evaluation Questionnaire Name:
1. I found the group work easy / difficult because …
2. The next time I do group work I’d like to …
3. What did I learn about the famous foreigners of Ukrainian heritage …
4. What did I learn about producing a ‘magazine’ in English? …
5. My English improved /didn’t improve doing this project because …
6. What did I learn about using the Internet?

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