Teatro Time Machine Italy
The TIME MACHINE.
THE TIME MACHINE EVALUATION
The time machine has been an exciting experience for our students.
They have read the past in a different way, so they have been able to stimulate their memory and their imagination to come back to the ancient Rome: “the Eternal city”.
Old books, photos and modern resources have helped them to construct concepts and dialogues to relate them to each other.
The students have created a text written by themselves; a good way to taste their skills, they have chosen the main characters, studied their story and costumes and traditions, too.
They have chosen also symbolic monuments of that period, showing us and to “their guests” history and importance of monuments for that time.
The students have worked together, all this helped them to improve their linguistic skills…they were guests, important historical figures, interviewers and roman soldiers….
They have used digital competence to fix and take the final work.
This project has been positive for all kids who do not have fluent oral communication, an useful instrument to study the past, to break away from our present, forget our comfort and our technology, to appreciate all that has been built in the past by men.
The realization of the final work has strengthened communication and collaboration among the students.
Riccardo: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the 1° century A.D.
Luca James: Here we are in Rome, the Eternal City! We’re in front of this big building…
Riccardo: We want to ask some information…follow me…oh!…what nice girls!
Luca James: Hi! What’s your name? and… Can you tell me something about this very particular building?
Sofia: Yes, I Can! Welcome to Rome!…I’m Flavia Domitilla and this is the Amphitheatrum Flavium, It belongs to my family… My grandfhather, the emperor Vespasian, and after, my father, the emperor Titus, built it in the centre of our city.
Riccardo: Is the Amphitheatrum important?
Sofia: Yes, it is! It is used for public shows and to have a lot of fun with the Gladiatorial games…
Benedetta: We spend many days in this place and we have a lot of fun… a real fantastic popular attraction for Roman spectators.
Riccardo: Will the Amphitheatrum change its name?
Benedetta: Yes, it will. In the future it will be better known as the Colosseum, the name derived from a colossal statue of Nero nearby.
Riccardo: How amazing ! Thanks a lot for your kind information……
Roberto: Hi kids!! Follow me…I’m going to show you the ancient Roman marvels of architecture…the aqueducts!
Luca James: Really!!! Can you tell us something about this strange bridge?
Roberto: You know….Rome is famous for its eleven aqueducts. They are used to bring water into the city, as public baths and fountains.
Aqueducts have also provided water for farms and gardens.
Riccardo: How interesting!!
Luca James: It’s true… The eternal city is fantastic!!! and we’re enthusiastic to live here… YES!!!!