this 2 page document outlines the necessary items needed for students to compile their "virtual" study abroad trip to Italy. Most of the document is in Italian, with some English translations.
the project makes use of students researching various areas in Italy - which they are assigned by the teacher - and finding out more about those areas such as schools, eateries, shopping, weather, past times, work, current events, etc. It goes into detail in some areas and asks students to find ads, news articles, maps and other information.
This can be used as a group or even small class project. By time students complete the research and work they should have a complete album to present to the class. These albums are helpful for classwork and demonstrate research skills, about the cultural findings in modern day Italy.
the document can be used as an outline and rubric. It can be pieced apart throughout your study of cultural Italy as well.
I usually reference sites for students to use such as the Italian Tourism sites as well as regional tourism sites , etc.