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Introduction
Glossary
Ch.1 -Background Info
Ch.2 - Planning
Ch.3 - Links & Exchanges
Ch.4 - Classroom Practice
Ch.5 -Using authentic materials
Ch.6 - Using ICT
Ch.7 - Classroom resources
Ch.8 - Support Materials
Ch.9 - Rahal au Maroc
Ch.10 - Bibliography


Ch.6 - Using ICT

WEBQUEST 1:
Plan an imaginary trip around Morocco:

What places would you like to visit?


When we visited a family farm in Morocco, we saw them feeding the chickens

These are some of the websites we found useful, but the list is not exhaustive.

Make sure you look at both French and English sites, and Arabic if you can manage that language too!

www.visitmorocco.org  is primarily a publicity and tourist site but has some very interesting information and photos. Children might like to plan their own imaginary trip around the country, highlighting places of particular interest.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco gives lots of facts about the country, and opportunities to investigate further the key headings. The contrast between the traditional rural life and the Technopark in Casablanca illustrate the diversity of the country and its people

www.morocco.com is a publicity/tourism site but has a lot of information which can be selected, e.g. wedding traditions, festivals, climate, history, proverbs etc

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791867.stm gives some facts and figures as well as links to other information

www.geographia.com/morocco/ gives some simple information about geography and has some interesting photos

http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/morocco-country-profile.html gives information about customs and etiquette, for example removing shoes on entering a house, table manners. It could be fun to ask children to investigate these areas and then to set up simple role plays to share the customs with the class.

www.bugbog.com/maps/africa/morocco_map.html has simple texts and some good photos, as well as the maps

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-the-fco/country-profiles/middle-east-north-africa/morocco/ is aimed more at the business traveller but could be useful for teachers rather than pupils

http://www.mincom.gov.ma/mincom/AR is a site in Arabic for the Ministry of Communication, and it gives news in Arabic, which could be compared to British news sites

http://royalairmaroc.com site gives children the opportunity to plan a trip to Morocco and to ‘book’ flights on line (as long as they don’t type in your credit card number and press Accept!)

http://berberadventures.com site has some wonderful photos of the High Atlas mountains and Berber villages, quite a contrast form the big cities of Morocco.

http://www.maroc.net/ is in both French and English and gives information on a range of topics including national sports teams, museums with virtual tours, traditional costumes etc. It also allows you to listen to an up-to-date news broadcast on line.

http://www.maroc.ma is accessible in French, English, Spanish & Arabic, and although aimed predominantly at adults, business people and investors, it would be interesting to allow your children to switch between the information in different languages.

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WEBQUEST 2:
Make a TV weather forecast for Morocco

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?world=1370 allows them to look at the current weather and the forecast in the main towns in Morocco. This could provide the basis for a wonderful display, comparing with England, or also a simulated news item, announcing the weather, temperature etc in French.

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=206 gives the local time in Rabat, the capital of Morocco and can be changed to any city. It would allow your children to talk about time zones, as well as weather and telling the time.

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WEBQUEST 3:
Plan a Moroccan meal

The 3 websites below have some delicious and relatively simple recipes. The salads could be prepared in school without using ovens, and some children might like to try out main course recipes at home. It might even be possible to persuade the school catering staff to provide a Moroccan-style meal as part of a themed event.

www.epicurious.com/recipes/find/browse/results?type=browse&att=21&threshold

www.recipesource.com/ethnic/africa/morocco

       www.cs.cmu.edu/~mjw/recipes/ethnic/morocco-tangine.html

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WEBQUEST 4:
Make a presentation using online videos of Morocco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViYTcc6t-fY There are several you tube entries for example for Khemisset, which was the town linked to York primary schools in a recent project, and of course it is important that you check the entries on you tube before letting your class lose on these home-made videos!

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WEBQUEST 5:
Start a link with a Moroccan school

http://www.britishcouncil.org/morocco-education-partners-uk.htm tells you about some of the UK/Morocco school projects, and how the British Council is involved in these.

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