Saturday, 28 September 2013

TURKEY INTERCULTURAL AWARENESS QUIZ


TURKEY  INTERCULTURAL  AWARENESS  QUIZ

1. What is the capital city of Turkey?

2. What is the population of Turkey?

3. What is the area of Turkey?

4. What was the name of the founder and the first president of the Republic         of Turkey?

5. What is the highest mountain in Turkey?

6. What are the names of neighbouring countries of Turkey?

7. How many regions are there in Turkey?

8. What are the  two colours of Turkish flag?

9. What is the currency of Turkey?

10. What is the name of the Turkish footballer who plays in Atletico Madrid?

11. In Europe, Sertab ERENER is the best known for winning the Eurovision             Song Contest 2003 with her  song “………………………………………”

12. What is the bridge that connect Europe and Asia in İstanbul?

13. Which Temple is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,         at EPHESUS?

14. What is the biggest lake in Turkey?

15. Give the names of three largest cities in Turkey?

National Parks of Turkey


This presentation about  National Parks of Turkey is prepared by Dilek Atay, English teacher.
If you want to learn some more information, please visit the website of General Directorate of Nature Conservation and Natural Parks.

Top Destinations Of Turkey


This guide about Turkey is prepared by Dilek Atay, English teacher. It is just a little selection from numbers of beauties in Turkey. 

Let's finish the story


Stribor’s Forest ( changed end)

Rory’s mother didn’t accept to have  a perfect life and she chose to live alone in her old house.  Samantha and Rory went back to their village and next year they had a baby . When she was 20 , she married . she was very cruel like her mother  She behaved terribly to her mother and father. Rory understood his mistake and decided to look for his mother . Ten days later ,he found his mother and he said that he was so sorry and he wanted to be forgiven by his mother . His mother forgave him . They lived together happily ever after ….

YAĞMUR TÜRKYILMAZ , 8/D


Italian - Turkish Dictionary


Our students from Turkey wanted to study Italian with Turkish in order to understand better. They love Italian very much and enjoyed doing this dictionary. From 6th grade, Berfin Önel and Sıla Temel prepared the dictionary. They are assisted by Dilek Atay, English teacher.  

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Traditional and Modern Musıc

 
 
Our 2nd and 4th grade students performed their songs and show during the last meeting in Turkey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Traditional And Modern Music


Our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students studied some Turkish and English songs and they performed their songs and show at the night that our European guests came to Turkey.

Turkish Cuisine

 

Video guide of "Kısır" by 6th grade students

 
 

Video guide of "Menemen" by 6th grade students

 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 15 September 2013



Video realized by Primary school pupils, on 20th November 2012 "Childrens' rights Day" 
Ist.Scolastica Autonoma 11
Vezzano Ligure
italy

The sports: video realized by Secondary school
Ist.Scolastica Autonoma 11
Vezzano Ligure
Italy







Friday, 13 September 2013

Lesson Plan For Peace And Tolerance - Mevlana


LESSON PLAN
CLASS:8 th Grades
DURATION:40+40=80 min.
OVERALL  OBJECTIVES : By the end of the lesson ,students will learn who Mevlana is .
                                         To enjoy the lesson .
BEHAVIOURAL  OBJECTIVES:  To read and write the sentences according to the level.
                                                  To learn some new words.
                                               To use the target language ( English )most of the time .
                                                 To take pleasure from learning English .
MATERIALS : projector ,computer ,blackboard , pictures.
WARM UP / REVIEW (5 min. ) : Greet the students .
                                                Engaging  the  students  in a warm up activity .
                                             Ask them what we did at the last lesson .
INTRODUCE  THE  TOPIC : Today  we  are  going  to  learn  Mevlana’s  Life .
PRESENTATION :
1.       Ask some questions about Mevlana .
Do you know Mevlana ?
 What  do you know about  Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi ?
               For example : Have you ever heard these sayings ?
 Examples :’’ Either be as you seem or seem as you are .’’
‘’A person who looks for perfection in his friends ends up friendless.’’
‘’A candle doesn’t loose its light ,by enlightening another candle .’’                        
2.Read the text to the students .
3.Read the text again and ask the following comprehension questions :
A)Which century  did Mevlana live in ?
B)Was Mevlana a Muslim ?
C)What did Pope John 23. write about Mevlana in 1958 ?
D)When did Mevlana die ?
4.Have the class practice the text several times ,repeating each sentence after the teacher .
5.Have the students read the text and ask if there are any words do not know .If so , discuss the meaning.
PRACTICE:
1.Students try to do some questions about the text.
2.Students  ask some words to each other .
3.Students write a summary about the text .
CLOSURE : Summarizing the lesson shortly .’’ Today , what did you learn in today’s lesson ? ‘’
FEEDBACK : Give homework to the students .( Preparing a poster about Mevlana’s Life and some Sayings  of Mevlana )
Say to them well done , very good and thank to them for their participation.

Prepared by Aylin AYDIN, English Teacher from Turkey

Thursday, 12 September 2013

ISTITUTO COMPRENSIVO VEZZANO LIGURE
ITALIA


AMAHORO
"GOD GIVES YOU PEACE"


During this summer period two teachers from our school, Rossinelli Manuela e Cantoni Roberta, have spent one month, in Burundi to work as volunteers in the local orhanotrophy of Mabayi. Burundi has only recently came out from civil war and land still shows scars of violence. Children don't have anything, neither food nor a shelt and yet they smile and pray God to thank him. Our teachers lived a wonderful experience, working and playing with these unique children who returned them with love and affection.




 In the community there are about 42 children, who have the "luck" of a hot meal and a roof above their head. Still more than 200 children join the community during the day to have school and one meal. Most of them are orphans and some of them are seriously sick. In Burundi  AIDS, colera, malaria are the most common and spread diseases and water itself represents a danger for all, because it's not pure.




"Thanks to every child for their happiness and love.
May your dreams will become true"

Manuela e Roberta

Mabayi, 20th July- 18th August 2013

Peperonata:




Ingredients:

Olive Oil: 2-3 table spoon (tsp)
Red, Yellow, Green,Orange Peppers :1 or 2 each. deseeded and sliced into thin long strips 
Onion: 1 large sliced thin long.
Garlic: 2-4 cloves sliced thin
Tomatoes: 2-3 large
Oregano: 2-3 as per taste
Sugar: 2-3 tsp
Salt & pepper : as per taste
Fresh Basil: few torn coarsely
Lemon Juice: as per taste

Preparation:

Heat oil in a deep wide pan and while it becomes smoking hot add in onions.
Add in a little salt and sautè for 2-3 minutes until the onions change colour and start to brown.
Add the peppers and saute for another 5-6 minutes till they become al-dente - cooked yet crunchy.
Add garlic, sautè till it softens.
Add the sugar and oregano and adjust the salt. 
Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another one minute.
Remove from heat and add in the basil and black pepper. 

Serve by drizzling lemon juice as a side along with bread or as itself.


Genoese Pasta

Ingredients:

Pasta
Potatoes: cubed/cut into bite sized pieces
Green beans: chopped into half or smaller pieces.
Water: as needed to cook the pasta and the veggies.

Pesto: quantity as you like
Basil
Garlic cloves
Pine nuts
Parmesan Cheese
Extra Virgin Olive oil

Salt & Pepper :as per taste

Preparation:

Pesto: Blend all the ingredients together to get a coarse paste as the pesto should not be too smooth.

Pasta: Boil water in a deep vessel adding enough salt.
Add the cubed/chopped potatoes and cook till they are tender.
Remove from the vessel.
Add pasta in the same water and cook till “al dente” .
Add the trimmed green beans in the last 4- 5 minutes till they are just cooked.

Drain the water away saving 1 cup or so.
Toss the pasta and the beans and potatoes with the pesto adding water if needed to get your consistency.
Serve optionally topped with more grated parmesan and pepper and salt.


Simple fuss free pasta with comforting potatoes and crunchy beans with the refreshing pesto.
Make sure you do not overcook the beans.



Tiramisu'


Ingredients:

Espresso coffee: 2 cups
Eggs: 4 large
Pinch of salt
Sugar: 4 tablespoons
Mascarpone cheese cream: 250 gr.

Savoiardi (usually 48 cookies)
15 cookies x 2 surface layers...plus 8 for the third finishing layer...and last 10 cookies (split) for edge decor

Bittersweet chocolate shavings, for garnish (200 gr)
Slivered almonds
for garnish (85gr.)


Preparation:
About 1 hour ahead of time, take out the mascarpone cheese and eggs out of the cold.
Set aside.
Make coffee
Give it a chance to properly cool off.
Pour coffee into a shallow dish measuring at least the length of your cookie.
Set aside.

Meringue:
In a
medium bowl...beat the egg whites and pinch of salt until you get slightly soft peaks.  Continue beating while adding half the quantity of sugar until stiff peaks have been realized.
Set aside.

Mascarpone:
I
n a large bowl... start combining the egg yolks and remaining sugar.
Beat them together right away until a thick creamy pale consistency is achieved.
Add the mascarpone and continue to beat the mix until smooth consistency.
Now, with a spatula...gently fold the meringue mix into the CREAM mix.
Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Get the chocolate shaved or grated and set aside.

Prepare the platter of your choice and figure out the layout as well as pre-distributing the first layer of cookies to facilitate the initial part of the assembly.
You'll probably need to break some in half in order to fit the complete surface.
This will avoid any surprises while in the midst of having soaked cookies on hand. 



Roasted Oven Stuffed Chicken



Ingredients:


Stuffing:
Oven stuffed chicken
Handful of Italian parsley - chopped
5 cloves of garlic – chopped
1- Tablespoon of capers – plus tablespoon of caper juice
1 cup of pepper and sea salt croutons – crushed coarsely (or your preferred flavour)
¼ cup of olive oil

Rub for top of skin:

¼ cup of olive oil
Dashes of paprika
Dash o f chili powder
1 tsp of dried oregano


Preheat oven to 350
Wash chiecken inside and out and pat dry.
Combine all of the ingredients for the stuffing and mix well.
Gently separate the skin from the meat of the chicken and stuff the mixture under the skin.
Combine the ingredients for the rub and smooth the rub all over the skin of the chicken.
Place in a baking dish and bake until the skin is golden and the juices run clear.
About 15-20 minutes per pound.




Minestrone Soup







Ingredients:

2
Tsp
Olive oil
6
Cloves
Garlic, minced
6
Cups
Chicken stock, heated


Italian style vegetables, fresh or frozen (see note above)
2
Cups
Pinto beans, cooked, rinsed and drained
2
Cups
Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
¾
Cup
Tubetti or other small tubular pasta
2
Tsp
Italian seasoning
3
Tbsp
Parmesan cheese, fresh grated
To taste
Salt and white pepper



Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium high heat and sauté the garlic for a minute or until lightly browned.
Add the chicken stock, vegetables, beans, tomatoes, pasta, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Season to taste with salt and white pepper

Ladle into individual serving bowls and sprinkle with the fresh grated parmesan cheese, about ½ a tablespoon in each bowl.


Recipes written by 6th class pupils, under the supervision of Rossinelli Manuela.













Wednesday, 11 September 2013







Realized by 6th class pupils: Luigi De Nobili, Federica Innusa, Camilla Ferrari, Alessio Bonamino
Under the supervison of Rossinelli Manuela
Ist.Comprensivo di Vezzano Ligure
Italia
















Realized by pupils, under the supervision of Rossinelli Manuela
Ist.Comprensivo Vezzano Ligure
Italia

EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO REST AND LEISURE
(HUMAN RIGHT NR.24)

EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO PLAY, TO STAY WITH FRIENDS, TO HAVE FREE TIME
( RIGHTS OF THE CHILD NR.31)


THE FRIENDSHIP SECRET FORMULA

Once upon a time in a far far land, there lived people of kind heart and gentle manner.
Quarrels and fights have been forgotten, since a long time and they all lived in harmony supporting each other. It hasn't always been this way: peace ruled over this sunny land since an old mage gave to the village, in gift, friendship secret formula to thank people for their hospitality.
One day a thick mist spread over the village: all people looked into their eyes, wondering what was happening. Suddenly a shade appeared out of the fog: it was a misterious man, dressed in a black robe. He hadn't been ever in that land and yet he was walking fast and steady.
People were scared and at the same time curious about the man and his objective. Soon the man disappeared in the fog, in the direction of the castle of the old mage, leaving all people behind mumbling and frightening.
Suddenly a long scream echoed in the valley and all peasants run to the castle. The first thing they saw was the guardman, tied to a tree.
Then they climbed up the tower, where the secret formula was kept but as soon as they arrived, the only thing they could see was the man in black, escaping through the window with the formula held in his hand.
As soon as the formula was stolen, the friendship spell seemed to vanish.
All people started arguing about the responsability of the theft, some even fighting. A brave man, realized what had happened and set out on his quest to retrieve the magical formula.
After several days of pursuing, he finally reached the thief. After a quick fight the brave man knocked out the mysterious one .
He tied him to an oak and he started questioning him about the formula and where it was.
The thief answered that he was no longer in possession of the formula, because he handed it to the king of the valley. The man revealed to be a monk and that he stole the formula, moved in compassion for the fate of king's child.



The little prince, infact, had no friends at all because everybody was scared of being his friend. The reason was that the king feared for his child life and made him guarded by several armed soldiers.
The monk hoped that with the gift of the formula, the fears of the old king could disappear, leaving the child free of having friends.
The brave man went to the king castle: once there he found that all the citizens of his village had been arrested, because the king was not able to use the formula.
He claimed to know how to use it and thus he was received by the king.
Once there, he spoke with great wisdom: “My fair king, the formula is nothingh but a talisman! People believed that it was the actual source of friendship but they are deceived. Friendship needs to be fed everyday. Not by magic but by love, understanding and affection.”

The king understood the truth, let the village people go and allowed his child to be free of meeting new friends.
The brave man became the king counselor and also his bestfriend.



Fairy tales realized by pupils: AVANZATO SIMONE, BIGLIOLI PIETRO, BONAMINO ALESSIO, CASADIO MARCO, COSTA ALESSANDRO
Teacher: Rossinelli Manuela


Comenius Day in our school



On 14 June 2013 we   organized  „Comenius Day “. The children involved in the project shared their experience with other students. They talked about the project activities, presented the results of their work (songs, guides, posters, presentations) , described the visits in other countries. Everybody had a great time and they would like to take part in Comenius project again!