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The USA Part 1


If you need help with words or expressions please go to: WORD REFERENCE
After you have finished your quest, ask the other group for the information you need to fill in Part 2.
Prepare your questions! Only grammatically correct questions will be answered.

1. Describe the flag in your words..

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2. Give the two names of the American flag.

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3. The different elements composing the flag are ….

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4. Size of the US? Number of inhabitants?

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5. Name the 6 different ethnic groups that make up the population.

1. 2. 3.
4. 5. 6.
6. Give the percentage of each group. (click on the Demographic Maps in the left hand column)

1. 2. 3.
4. 5. 6.



7. Find the name of the national anthem and what the Americans do when their anthem is performed in public.

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8. Give the names of the five largest American cities.

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9. Name today's American President. Date of his election?

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10. Frequency of American elections and date of the next elections.

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The USA Part 2

If you need help with words or expressions please go to: WORD REFERENCE
After you have finished your quest, ask the other group for the information you need to fill in Part 2.
Prepare your questions! Only grammatically correct questions will be answered.

1. The first immigrants: origin and approximate date of arrival.

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2. Name of the first European to set foot on American land. Date?

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3. The first English settlers arrived in … on …

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4. Find out more about the puritans and their reasons for leaving England.

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5. Number of American colonies founded between 1607 and 1733.

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6. Name them (Give today's names)

       
       
       
       

7. Location of the Thirteen colonies. Look at the map.

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8. State of Virginia: origin of the name and name of the person who founded this state.

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9. Find the date and the name of the document proclaiming the Independence of the 13 colonies.

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10. Name of the 1st American president?

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11. Slaves. Date of arrival of the first Africans and date of the abolition of slavery.

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Mise en oeuvre.

Temps: 2 séances

 

1ère séance:

Diviser la classe en 2 groupes: côté « droit » vs côté « gauche » par exemple.

Un groupe fait la recherche Part 1 (axée plutôt sur la géographie)
tandis que l’autre groupe travaille sur la feuille Part 2.

2ème séance :

Distribuer les autres feuilles.
Chaque groupe doit poser des questions à l’autre groupe afin de compléter le nouveau questionnaire.

Peut se faire en « group work » ou « pair work ».

 

 

The USA Part 1

Now ask the other group questions to fill in the following grid.
Prepare your questions.
Only grammatically correct questions will be answered.

1. Description of the American flag?

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.........................................................................................................................................................................................

 

2. The two names of the flag?

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3. The different elements composing the flag?

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.........................................................................................................................................................................................

 

4. Size of the US? Number of inhabitants?

.........................................................................................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................................................................

 

5. The 6 different ethnic groups that make up the population ?

1. 2. 3.
4. 5. 6.
6. The percentage of each group ?

1. 2. 3.
4. 5. 6.

7. The name of the national anthem and what the Americans do when their anthem is performed in public?

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8. The names of the five largest American cities?

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9. Name today's American president. Date of his election?

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10. Frequency of American elections and date of the next elections?

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The USA Part 2

Now ask the other group questions to fill in the following grid.
Prepare your questions.
Only grammatically correct questions will be answered.

1. The first immigrants: origin and approximate date of arrival ?

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.........................................................................................................................................................................................

 

2. Name of the first European to set foot on American land. Date?

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3. The first English settlers arrived in … on … ?

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.........................................................................................................................................................................................

 

4. Find out more about the puritans and their reasons for leaving England?

.........................................................................................................................................................................................

.........................................................................................................................................................................................

 

5. Number of American colonies founded between 1607 and 1733?

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6. Their names?

       
       
       
       

7. Location of the Thirteen Colonies ?

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8. State of Virginia: origin of the name and name of the person who founded this state ?

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9.The date and the name of the document proclaiming the Independence of the 13 colonies ?

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10. Name of the 1st American president ?

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11. Slaves. Date of arrival of the first Africans and date of the abolition of slavery ?

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(Updated on 28/04/2011)