A journey to South Africa!

Introduction

Do you like animals and nature? Here you have the opportunity to find it in South Africa! 

In this Webquest, you will design a creative poster, in groups of 4, about the typical things in this beautiful country. Then, you will present it to your class!! 

 

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Task

In order to get all the information that you need for your poster, you will have to complete four different activities: 

 

1) First activity: A delicious journey to South Africa!!

This activity will help you to know about the most delicious and typical dishes in this country. 

2)Second activity: Let’s exercise in South Africa!!!

In this activity, you will know what are the popular sport in South Africa

3) Third activity, Welcome to the African Savanna!

In this activity, you will know about the amazing animals that you can find in this country 

4) Fourth activity, Do’s and don’ts in South Africa! 

You will know the things that are correct to do and things that are not in the South African culture.

5) Fifth activity: Music to your ears!

The last activity will help you to know the most typical instruments used in South African music.

Process
  1. First activity: A delicious journey to South Africa!!

In South Africa, as well as other African countries, you can find a lot of delicious food, do you want to know which dishes there are? 

Click in this link about the typical food in South Africa to find it, then select 3 of the dishes you would love to try!

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/top-10-foods-try-south-afric

  1. Second activity: Let’s exercise in South Africa!!!

Sports are important in a lot of cultures, you can find a link below with the most important sports in South Africa so you can investigate it!

https://www.topendsports.com/world/countries/south-africa.htm

When you finish it, please answer if the sentences about sport in South Africa in the table are True or False. 
 

SENTENCE

TRUE

FALSE

Is basketball a popular sport in South Africa? 

   

Is Ringball a low key South African version of netball?

   

Is Gary Player an important player of golf from South Africa?

   

Did the national South African rugby team win in the Rugby World Cup in 2000?

 

 

 

  1. Third activity, Welcome to the African Savanna!

As you may suppose, South Africa is located near the African Savanna and also has wild areas, can you imagine what type of animals you can find? 

Look at the following link to know the animals in South Africa and then, complete the crossword bellow.

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/south-africa-animals.html

 

 

  1. Fourth activity: Do’s and Don'ts in South Africa

Every country is different and has a different culture, have you ever thought about the things that we usually do that are rude or can be awkward in other countries? If you click that link you will know what things are not very nice for South African people...

https://migrationology.com/african-cultural-values-travel-africa-17/

Then, you will have to elaborate comparisons between what not to do in your country and what not to do in South Africa using that worksheet

 

  1. Fourth activity: Music to your ears! 

1) Look at the picture of these South African instruments, could you describe them with your own words?

You can use this vocabulary, for example: 

   “The shakers are small and are made of wood, they have yellow and light brown colours”. 

Materials 

-wood

-metal

-plastic    

Instruments

- trumpet

-drums

-xylophone

-castanets

-guitar 

-piano

-violin 

Size

-long 

-short

-big 

-small

Colours

-black

-metal

-brown (light or dark)

-yellow 

-orange

 

http://www.thunderboltkids.co.za/Grade4/03-energy-and-change/chapter3.html

2) Draw some of these instruments in the poster.

3) What are the typical instruments in your country? 

 

Evaluation

For your evaluation, your teacher will use this rubric. Try to do your best.  Good luck!

 

4

Excellent

3

Admirable

2

Good

1

Needs improvement

Score

Use of internet 

(resources links)

Uses all of the resources links and do not need supervision to do it.

Uses all of the resources links but needs supervision to do it.

Uses most of the resources links but needs supervision to do it 

Does not use all of the links to search the information and needs the supervision of others to do it 

 

Webquest activities 

Very high quality in all tasks

Complete all tasks

High quality but incomplete tasks

Low quality and incomplete tasks

 

Elaboration of original poster about the country

They include all the points of the research: food, sports, animals, dances. They make creative and complete work.

They include all the points of the research: food, sports, animals, dances. They make it brief.

They do not include all the points of the research: food, sports, animals, dances. They make the middle of the work.

They do not include all the points of the research: food, sports, animals, dances. They make only one research.

 

Teamwork

Work in a cohesive way

Sometimes they help each other

Work individually

Some of them do not work

 
Conclusion

Congratulations! You're on your way to being an explorer! You did a great job researching new foods, animals, sports and putting your new knowledge into practice. Now you know the most important facts in South Africa! I hope this activity has opened your eyes to a wide variety of things that people enjoy in South Africa. 

Would you like to learn more about South Africa? Just click the links below!

-https://theculturetrip.com/africa/south-africa/articles/10-historical-landmarks-see-south-africa/ 

-https://www.thoughtco.com/south-africas-national-holidays-43420 

-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3-j3IoOIJs