Paola Diotallevi

 

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Dalle attività orientative progettate in seno ai dipartimenti disciplinari nell’a.s.2013/2014, in riferimento al progetto «Orientarsi» inserito nel POF, è stato progettato e realizzato un class magazine incentrato sul “DOVE SEI” con la partecipazione di tutta la classe. Tutti gli alunni hanno partecipato attivamente, i migliori hanno realizzato testi che implicavano ricerca e un uso autonomo e creativo della lingua, gli elementi più deboli e quelli con sostegno hanno dato un valido contributo, con articoli più semplici, adeguati alle loro possibilità e si sono impegnati nella progettazione grafica e nell’organizzazione del materiale. Obiettivi -Saper descrivere ambienti familiari, conosciuti (scuola, casa, paesaggi ...) anche attraverso il confronto tra i diversi paesi. -Sapersi muovere nei diversi spazi della città (cinema, negozi, ristoranti, autobus...). -Descrivere una città con riferimento ad elementi storici e alle trasformazioni avvenute nel corso degli anni. -Orientarsi nella città chiedendo e dando indicazioni stradali. -Conoscere alcuni aspetti storico-geografici -sociali dei paesi di cui si studia la lingua. -Esplorare, indagare, penetrare realtà diverse, comprendere atteggiamenti di persone di altre culture con atteggiamento di apertura e empatia. ( con particolare riferimento ai luoghi di origine di alunni stranieri).

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WE ARE HERE

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My school Our school is named after Bartolo da Sassoferrtato, a famous jurist of the 14th century. My school is in Sassoferrato in Partigiani del Monte Strega Square It is halfway between Borgo and Castello, the main districts of Sassoferrato. This school dates back to 1912. It is a great building: on the ground floor there is the gym and the music room. On the first floor you can find I.C.T room and the science lab, on the second floor there are all the classrooms of Secondary School

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To get to my class we must go through a long passage. Our class is not very large, but it is bright. From the window you can admire a wonderful landscape. Behind the teacher’s desk there is an interactive whiteboard (IWB). There are thirteen desks, arranged in rows of three . On the wall there are two maps and a lot of posters. We like our classroom because it is the place where we spend a lot of time, where we meet, play and sometimes we listen to the teachers.

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MY TOWN Sassoferrato is a small and quiet town in the Marche region. Sassoferrato is at the foot of Apennine mountains. There are three streams: Sanguerone, Marena and Sentino that join to form a lovely waterfall. In winter it is very foggy because of the three rivers, and in summer it is sunny and hot. Sassoferrato has a population of about 3000, (7000 when you include the inhabitans of the surrounding villages). Sassoferrato is a blend of the old and the new. In our town there are two main districts on the plain is the modern Borgo, nearly 100 metres above is the Castello, dominated by an old fortress: the Rocca. This part of the town has preserved its mediaeval appearance, with its narrow streets and ancient buildings and churches.

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The old city of Sentinum Sassoferrato rose near the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Sentinum, where in 295 BC an important battle between the Romans and the Gauls took place. During this battle the Roman consul Decio Mure was killed and almost all the town was destroyed. Under Caesar Augustus Sentinum flourished once more. Between the 8th and 10th century, repeated barbarian raids, and a terrible pestilence forced the population to leave the city. In 1150 the Counts Atti built a fortification on the hill overlooking the town and gave it the name of Castrum Saxi Ferrati. This area governed by the Atti family gradually became more populated. The Attis ruled for a long time both directly and as “vicari” of the Pope. In 1860 Sassoferrato was annexed to the Italian Kingdom. Now in Sentinum you can still admire remains of city walls, columns, Roman roads and two large baths outside the walls. In the the Archeological Museum you can see finds marble busts, oil lamps, vases, and parts of two mosaic floors.

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Giovan Battista Salvi Giovan Battista Salvi, called “ il Sassoferrato”, painted, in particular, small devotional pictures and the Madonna at prayer was one of his most popular subjects. Salvi gave a pleasant air of intimacy to his compositions, his Madonnas are often without background. BIOGRAPHY He was born in Sassoferrato and he is often remembered by the name of his birth town. Salvi learned in the workshop of his father, the painter Tarquinio. You can see fragments of Tarquinio's works in the church of Saint Francis in Sassoferrato. Salvi’s paintings also show the influence of other famous artists like Guercino, Albani, Reni and above all Raffaello. Salvi made a lot of famous works with his school: there are three hundred works all over the world. Salvi died in Roma in 1685. G. B. Salvi Exhibition of Modern Art takes place every year in Sassoferrato. This event was born in 1951 as "Painting Prize GB Salvi", in order to honor the memory of Salvi and encourage the local painting tradition. At the beginning it was a local exhibition, but soon assumed national and international fame. Now it is an important reference point for many artists and critics.

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In these photos we are admiring Salvi’s paintings in the monastery of Santa Chiara .

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A small village near Sassoferrato At Granny’s house at Montelago…… Me: Hi grandma! Tell me something about your childhood in this small village. Grandma: Life was very difficult. People had to work hard to support their family. Children started to work still very young .

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Me: Tell me something about your daily routine at that time. Grandma: I used to get up early to look after cows and sheep. We had lunch at 12 o'clock, the meal was fast and poor. In the afternoon I did homework then I helped my parents in the country work . After dinner we went to bed because we were very tired. We didn't have any toys or other forms of amusement.

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Me: What did you do for the feast of Christmas? Grandma: Well... the Christmas festivities were considered the most important. We didn't have the Christmas tree. In the morning we went to church to celebrate the birth of Jesus then we had a large Christmas lunch... We ate Cappelletti, Roast Chicken and a lot of typical sweets. We enjoyed Christmas even though we didn't receive any presents! Me: Do you miss your past? Grandm: now we have a better lifestyle ....but I don't want to forget my past. I try to keep the traditions of our land, because our roots are here. EDOARDO SANTARELLI

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Across regions Hello, I’m Alex. My relatives come from Sardinia, a very beautiful island with a wonderful sea. Still very young my grandfather left Sardinia and moved to Arezzo where he worked as a blacksmith. He was tall and thin, he had green eyes and brown hair but unluckily I didn’t know my grandfather because he died when my father was only twelve. In Arezzo my grandfather met my grandmother who had gone there to see her relatives. Grandma came from Sassoferrato. My grandparents got married in Arezzo and my dad was born there. After some years they moved to Sassoferrato, exactly 37 years ago. In the 1970s ) in Sassoferrato there were a lot of factories, agriculture was rather developed and commercial activities were an integral part of economy. So when my grandmother wanted to come back to her native town gramdpa agreed . Now Sassoferrato is my town, but I realize that different places, experiences and traditions have enriched the way of living and thinking of my family.

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ACROSS CULTURES People from different countries and cultures now live and work in Italy. Each group of people adds something new to Italian life. They bring new customs and ideas, new words, new fashions and new types of food My name is Sabrin Gaddour , My parents come from Tunisia My father left Tunisia in 1994 and came to Italy to have better job opportunities. I was born in Italy and I love Italy because here I have got all my friends. I love Sassoferrato, my town But I love also Tunisia , where I go for my summer holidays. In Tunisia I have got my grandmother, my grandfather, my uncles and cousins..

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