This project has two parts: a visit to Rio de Janeiro in which you are
instructed to find specific information, and a brief
report on a city of
your choice. You can do the project online, or you can print out this page
and do it by hand. If you
want to do it online, the following steps will
make your job easier:
- Pull down the file menu at the top of this screen and
open a new web browser
- Use the second browser to do the project; keep these directions on
view in the first browser
- If I have indicated that I want you to mail your answers to me and the class,
you can also open a mail window
and write your answers in it as you find them
We'll begin our tour at the CityNet
From the City Net homepage, you can travel around the world
through cyberspace and get information and maps
about cities and countries you may want to visit.
Let's practice with a visit to Brazil. To begin, scroll down
to the bottom of the page and point your cursor at the
continent of South America, and click
- Now, point your cursor at Brazil, and click again
- Click onRio de Janeiroeither on the map or in the Directory
- Click onMaps in the menu bar just above "Rio de Janeiro"
- Go to Rio de Janeiro West
What is the name of the large park
in West Rio?
- Go back to Maps - you can use either the Back
button, or the Go menu on the toolbar
- Go to Rio's Beaches
What are three major beaches?
- Use the Go menu at the top of the screen to go back to
Destinations: Rio de Janeiro
- UnderRio de Janeiro: Top Sites
Rio de Janeiro
When and by whom was Rio discovered?
- Go back to the Destinations page
What is the weather like
in Rio today?
- Choose a city that you have always wanted to visit.
- Use similar steps to the ones above to go to that city.
- Write a short report containing some interesting information about
your city. Remember to Write this in your own words
rather than cutting and pasting!
- Mail it to me and your
- For some first-hand information about your city, visit the
Web of Culture
where you can find the e-mail
addresses of people from all over the world
who are interested in discussing culture
This page maintained by:
English Language Program,
UC Berkeley Extension
With thanks to the presenter at TESOL '96 whose handout
inspired it, but whose name I've forgotten.
If you recognize your work, mail
me and I'll give you credit!