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Times Square

Arriving at the end of our journey!

Our journey to the city of New York finishes at Times Square in Manhattan which is New York City's true crossroads. It is most famous for its digital billboards that light up the city day and night. Nearby you will find Broadway shows, restaurants and plenty of shops, as well as Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Times Square is also New York's media centre, with MTV, ABC and the New York Times all having offices there. Newyorkers welcome the New Year at Times Square

Time Square
Eric Salard. Time Square (CC BY-SA)

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • visited Times Square in New York.
  • listened to a conversation about the city of New York.
  • reflected on all the different tasks you have worked on at the Learning Diary.

If you go to Times Square's official website, you will be able to visit all the sections it contains and get to know what is in the heart of New York at the moment.

Remember that Times Square must be part of the route at your Google Sites map.

Continue with your posts on Twitter (#taskbiography and #EDIAnewyork). Tweet Times Square telling it which section of the webpage do you find the most interesting and share the link. Meanwhile, visit Times Square's youtube channel, choose one of the videos and share it with a tweet using the hashtags of the project. The 'Rubric to assess a Tweet' can help you do a good job in this social network.

New York sports

Once we have visited all the main landmarks in New York, let's listen to Warren. He loves sports so he gets tourist tips for New York local teams.  

NBA game
Pablo BM. NBA game (CC BY)

Listen to the conversation and answer the questions to check what you have understood. After that, you can also check it with the help of the transcript.

You can not leave this wonderful city without listening to one of the New York anthems sung by Frank Sinatra: New York, New York.

Frank Sinatra. Theme From New York New York - Frank Sinatra | Concert Collection (Licencia estándar de YouTube)

A classic song about the Big Apple!

Your challenge: New York at the Google Site

Challenge Step 6: List of all links and images you have used in your project.

To finish your Google Site project about New York, add a new page where you and your group have to add the complete list of links that you have used throughout your research.

You also have to add a complete gallery of all the images that you have used in your Google Site project about New York.

Learning diary

Learning Diary. Step 8: Posting your New York Site and every audio / video outcome that you have produced.

Remember to post the New York sites and the audio /videos you have recorded to your personal Learning Diary. That way, at the end of all the projects, you are going to have a wonderful portfolio of all the materials you will have produced individually, in pairs and collaboratively in groups.

Learning Diary. Final Step: Complete revision of the project 

At this moment, you have to reflect on all the different tasks you have gone through this project.

Writing ToolsPeter O'Shea. Writing Tools (CC BY)

Remember to share all the links of your posts through Twitter using the hashtags #EDIAnewyork  #taskbiography.

Your teacher can put together all the tweets produced throughout this project through the following tools:

And now, answer the questions you can find below, at the Learning Diary.

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