4 PROJECT PHASES
Phase 1: Our Point of Departure A.) Point of Departure: Logan Airport, Boston B.) Country and town you live in: United States of America C.) Customs : Putting up lights for the Holidays and In Christmas Season putting lights in the windows Habits: Going to the 4th of July road race and seeing cousins for Easter Traditions: Buying a tree for Christmas and going apple picking with friends By Mary and Christine
LETS GO ON A JOURNEY PART TWO
1. Greece is our destination because- • It is very beautiful
There are many historic sites • The culture is very strong and interesting • We would both like to learn more about its’
history and landscape
2.We expect to see-
The islands of Rhodes• Mycenae • Olympia • Delphi • Pylos
• Corinth • Virgina • Sparta • Marathon • The Koromikos
3.We expect to meet-
Penelope, Sophia’s cousin who can speak Greek Amanda, Penelope’s mom Both our moms
Sophia Hitt and Camryn Froio 1/21/12 S.P .S. NDVS
ANCIENT CITY WALLS ACROSS CROATIA
|Siena, Italy.ppt 1.5 MB|
|London - our destination.ppt 9.5 MB|
|Spain - our destination.ppt 1.6 MB|
Phase Two: My destination is London, England and I am going to visit my cousins name Charlie and Harry who i haven,t seen in a long time. I'm also going to see my Uncle Mike who grew up in America.The thing that I am most excited to do down there is give my Uncle so good Doukin Dounts coffe from America. By : Will Diesel
Phase 2: Our Destination Our destination is Quebec, Canada 1.) Quebec is Canada's capitol 2.) Quebec is Canada's largest providences Quebec is our destination because...... 1.) It is interesting 2.) We wanted to learn more about it We will see.... 1.) Commission de la capitale nationale du Quebec 2.) We will also go skiing We will meet...... 1.) Glenn Ford (actor) 2.) William Shatner ( actor) By Mary and Christine
Destination-Portland, Oregon, USA About it- Located on the North West side of America, founded in 1859, and is alongside the Pacific Ocean. Why there- I have only been there once to see my aunt, uncle, and cousin and would like to go back there again to see them. What you can see- Oregon has two major rivers you can see there called the Columbia River and the Willamette, also in Portland you can also see Mount Hood, Mount Saint Helens and Mount Tabor. Who I will meet there- I will meet my aunt, my uncle, and my cousin. By. Elizabeth
Destination-Scotland About it-Scotland is full of beauty and nature. It's the land of thistle and Heather. It is also the land of golf. There are many tourist attractions and hiking areas too. Why we are there-We are there to meet our relatives to play golf. What we will see-1. flowers such as Heathers 2. many windy golf courses 3. shepland ponies Who we will meet- 1. our great great great grandmother 2. our long lost sister 3. our 10th cousin Elidia and Hannah
Our destination- Portugal Location- located in Europe, Borders Atlantic Ocean to the west, Borders Spain to the east, Straight across from Massachusetts, Lisbon is the capital of Portugal What to see or do- Soccer teams Benfica and Sporting, Ponta da Piedade (Point of Piety), Fatima Church, Azores Island, National Palace of Pena, Costa Vincentina National Park Who to see- Governor Luis Campos e Cunha, Natalie's great aunt Madrinha, President Silva Natalie and Maya
Phase 3: 1.) We are traveling by airplane 2.) The distance is 309 miles 3.) It will take 5 hours and 38 mins. 4.) Yes we will bring a suitcase because we will be there for 2 weeks 5.) We will pack: Clothes, Shoes, Ski Clothes, Wool socks, Camara, Money $$$$$, Cell phones, and us!! By Mary and Christine
How I am traveling: First by car from Saint Paul School, Hingham, MA to South Station, Boston, MA. Then I take the train from South Station to Portland, Oregon. How far to destination: From Saint Paul School to South Station = 14.3 miles. From South Station to Portland = 3,100 miles. Total miles = 3,114.3 miles. How long does it take to get there: From Saint Paul School to South Station = 28 minutes. From South Station to Portland, Oregon = 4 days and 17.5 hours. Total time = 4 days and 17.78 hours. Will I bring a suitcase: Yes, since it is pretty far from home. What will I pack: camera, clothes, and hiking gear. By. Elizabeth
THE HISTORY OF DELHI
The Indian capital city of Delhi has a long history as the capital of several empires. The earliest architectural relics date back to the Mauryan Period (c. 300 BC); since then, the site has seen continuous settlement. In 1966, an inscription of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka (273-236 BC) was discovered near Srinivaspuri. Two sandstone pillars inscribed with the edicts of Ashoka were brought to by Firoz Shan Tughlaq in the 14th century. The famous Iron Pillar near the Qutub Minar was commissioned by the emperor Kumara Gupta I of the Gupta Dynasty (320-540) and transplanted to Delhi during the 10th century. Eight major cities have been situated in the Delhi area. The first five cities were in the southern part of present-day Delhi.
Though settlements have been dated to have been taking place in Delhi for millenia, there is no record to stand by that claim. Delhi is generally considered a close to 5000-year old city, as per Ancient Indian text The Mahabharata, since the first ever mention of the city is found in this religious scripture. Therefore, except the scripture, archaeological evidences to book the city's Ancient history are as good as nought. As a result, Delhi's Ancient history finds no records and this period may be regarded as the lost period of its history. Extensive coverage of Delhi's history begins with the onset of the Delhi Sultanate in the 12th century. Since then, Delhi had been the seat of Islamic and British rulers until India's independence in 1947. The core of Delhi's tangible heritage is a mix of Hindu-Islamic with some British-styled architectures and zones in Lutyens' Delhi dating to the British rule in India. Whatever records exist of Delhi - in the form of scriptures or archaeological evidences, they crown Delhi as the Capital city of some empire or the other all through, with minor random breaks in between, making Delhi one of the longest serving Capitals in the world.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT NEW DELHI
1. Delhi is one of the 'greenest' cities in the world with a green cover of almost 20%.
2. The entire public transport of the city runs on environment friendly Compressed Natural Gas.
3. Qutub Minar in Delhi is the world's tallest brick minaret.
4. The walled city of Delhi originally had fourteen gates. Five are still standing. Here's the provenance behind their names. Ajmeri Gate: Facing Ajmer in Rajasthan; Lahori Gate: Facing Lahore in Pakistan. Kashmiri Gate: Pointing North to Kashmir. Delhi Gate: Road to earlier cities of Delhi Turkman Gate: Named after pious saint Hazrat Shah Turkam.
5. In between the rubble of the fifth city of Delhi – Feroze Shah Kotla stands the 3 century B.C. Ashokan Pillar. Emperor Feroze Shah Tughlaq brought this 27 tonne pillar to Delhi from Topar in Ambala, where the great Emperor Ashoka erected it.
6. Delhi has an International Toilet museum.
7. Khari Baoli is the Asia's largest wholesale spice market. A must visit for the once-in-a-lifetime overdose of a spice cocktail high.
8. Traffic in Delhi is like traffic in London. Drivers sit on the right side of the car.
9. Three-wheeled vehicles called Autos are a great way to see the city over short distances. And test your faith in God.
10. Delhi has a rail museum with steam-age behemoths.
12. Every Delhiite is ever ready to help you out with directions. They will direct you even when they do not know what you are talking about. So check, crosscheck. And check again.
Facts about London
London is made up of two ancient cities which are now joined together.
1. They are:
· the City of London, known simply as 'the City' which is the business and financial heart of the United Kingdom. It is also known as the Square Mile (2.59 sq km/1 sq mi). It was the original Roman settlement (ancient Londinium), making it the oldest part of London and already 1,000 years old when the Tower of London was built.
· the City of Westminster, where Parliament and most of the government offices are located. Also Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen and the Royal family are located there too.
2. London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe.
3. Is the ninth largest city in the world and the largest metropolitan area in the European Union.
4. The tallest building in London is the Canary Wharf Tower.
5. London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the 'Tube'.
6. There are over 100 theatres in London, including 50 in the West End.
8. London will host the Olympics for the third time in 2012 (1908 and 1948). The first city to do so.
9. Richard the Lionheart introduced swans to Britain in the 12th century, from Cyprus. Mute swans on parts of the Thames are owned by the Crown.
12. London’s ring-road the M25, is the largest orbital in the world (at 122 miles).
13. Big Ben is a bell, not a clock. The tower it’s housed in, is simply referred to as the Clock Tower.
20. London began life as Londinium, the Roman fort at the Thames crossing. During the Golden Period of Roman occupation it was called Augusta. Later during the Saxon period of occupation it was known as Lundenwic (actually an area west of Londinium near present day Trafalgar Square). During the 9th century the old abandoned Londinium was repopulated and known as Lundenburh and Lundenwic was depopulated and renamed Ealdwic (old town) - which is where the present district 'Aldwych' gets its name. After that it was called London, and so it remains. London has had five names in the last 20 centuries.