You keep on visiting the wonderful city of New York and your next stop is at the Staten Island Ferry. Maybe the most amazing thing about the Staten Island Ferry is that it's free. It runs 24 hours every day of the year and has become not simply an efficient means of public transport but a tourist destination in itself.
The ferry ride runs between Manhattan and Staten Island and it takes about 25 minutes. The ride offers good views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline. At this stage, you have to continue with your first entry at the site of the English-speaking cities.
At the end of the session, you will have:
- read and answered some activities about the Staten Island Ferry.
- started doing some research on your Google Site project.
- opened your Learning Diary and started writing your first post of this project.
Before getting on the ferry, you have to obtain certain information about it. In order to do so, you must check its official website and answer these questions:
- Schedules: To be considered a late ferry, how many minutes does it have to be delayed?
- Current Vessels: How many different current vessels (boats) are there? What are their names?
- Terminals: What are the names of both terminals of the Staten Island ferry?
- Get there: Which means of transport can you use to get to the Staten Island ferry?
- FAQ & Tips: Is it possible to stay on the ferry for a round-trip?
Remember that the Staten Island Ferry must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.
Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskbiography and #EDIAnewyork). Would you like to take the Staten Island ferry? Can you find something you can visit in that part of New York, in Staten Island? Tweet, using the hashtags, what you would like to visit there. In order to help you, you can visit the official Staten Island tourism web and choose the place you would like to go the most. The 'Rubric to assess a Tweet' can help you do a good job in this social network.