In the first term we learnt many things about our city, Palma. This term we are working on a different topic: “familiy, relationships and friends”. However, by now you must have realised that learning is a never ending process and that part of learning is establishing connections and links between what we already know and what we have just discovered.
In the outing of the 21st February, we shall compare Palma and Sóller. The city of Palma has many examples of Modernism. We have been many times to the Gran Hotel. Last time, not even a week ago, to a drama workshop, don’t you remember?
Well the beautiful building of the Gran Hotel, is one of the most emblematic examples of Catalan modernism architecture in Palma. It is a work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, an influential architect of this style, whose best known figure is Antoni Gaudí .
In this video from you tube, you can see some of the most outstanding modernist buildings in Palma.
In groups, you will explore the town of Sóller and some of its buildings. As a whole group, our first stop will be at the cemetery. I will ask you to look for the sculptures of Josep Llimona and also to find some of features of Art Nouveau style in the graves and ironwork of Son Sang.
After the outing, you will have time to visit several websites that will help you understand better what you saw. We’ll spend a couple of lessons working together in class.
These are some of the sites and on line resources we shall be using:
4. The train journey. The girl cannot pronounce Sóller very well, can’t she?
5. A video about Art Nouveau, where you can see how the same artistic and architectural style is found in different countries and how it is called in different languages: German, English, Catalan, French and Spanish, as well as some of its most outstanding artists (Gaudi, Mucha, Klimt, Lievemont)
Next Monday we are going on an outing to Sóller. Today we are going to make groups and talk about the aims of the outing. This is the first post of a series of 3 that will give you instructions on what you have to do and what we expect from your work. These are some of the words that you will find in your visit. I’m sure that after the outing to Sóller you will recognize most of them.
The teacher will give you a map and a dossier You must bring something to take notes in ( a notebook is better to take notes than loose sheets of paper) and something to write (pen or pencil). Remember that you will need a camera and something to eat and drink during the morning.
After the outing, each group must produce a power point presentation and present it orally to the class