Each school has chosen 4 classes which will be twinned with one of the different countries.
IVA Social sciences with Slovenia (coordinator: Mariella Sorrentino);
IIB Social sciences with Lithuania (coordinator Mariella Sorrentino);
IVA Pedagogy with Latvia (coordinator: Giovanna La Monica);
IVB Pedagogy with Poland (coordinator: Annalisa Fundarò).
martedì 28 ottobre 2008
lunedì 27 ottobre 2008
Students can choose among three different courses,each lasting 5 years(from the first to the 5th class):
1-Liceo Linguistico specializing in French,English, German or Spanish.
2-Liceo Socio-Psico-Pedagogico which emphasizes Educational Sciences with the study of Psycology,Pedagogy and Sociology.
3-Liceo delle Scienze Sociali specializing in Social Studies ,the main subjects are:Anthropology,Sociology,Psycology and Anthropological Geography
sabato 25 ottobre 2008
venerdì 24 ottobre 2008
martedì 21 ottobre 2008
Customs, Sicilian folklore and crafts are still an important means to getting know Sicily and its people. In the past the continual arrival of new cultures created layers of popular beliefs, rites and folk song handed down in the singing. One example of this is the religious feast day: in Catania Sant’Agata, in Palermo Santa Rosalia, the Mysteries of Holy Week in Trapani.
The town of Messina is placed on one of the two sides of the Straits of Messina. Elegant and high-class residences, churches and monuments offer many examples to know this town. The most famous structure is the mechanical clock of the cathedral, that is the biggest clocks in the world and real example of precision and an always efficient mechanism. The mechanical clock of the cathedral.In province of Messina famous are sides as Milazzo, Tindari and naturally Taormina, Taormina-Greek theatre. The most important small town from a touristic and historical point of view, which its Greek theatre.
After Syracuse the most fascinating city is Noto, a baroque art world centre: churches, nunneries and residences recall the magnificence of this style. Catania offers come examples of baroque building as the Elephant Fountain the Cathedral, Palazzo delle scienze and its annexes museums, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Bellini Theatre.
The province of Syracuse is one of the most charming of the island, both for the particular concentration of natural beauty and for the many monuments that surround it. Syracuse Syracuse founded as a Corinthian colony was for a long time the most important town of the island. The most famous structures are the Greek theatre and the roman amphitheatre, but there are also the catacombs of San Giovanni; the Arethusa Fountain and Dionysus’s Ear, a cavern endowed with a good acoustic resonance.
Ragusa (its baroque wonders) The province of Ragusa is known for its baroque wonders. The baroque architecture can be found in the cathedral of Giovanni Battista, in the basilica of San Giorgio or in the church of San Giuseppe, and it mingles with the charm that connects architecture and power in Donnafugata residence castle.
In the province Piazza Armerina which has also pre-roman strictures and roman villas found nowhere else in the world, as well as the famous mosaics in Villa Filosfiana. Buccellati Very delicious are products offered by the local cuisine: different kinds of pasta and roasts seasonings, the “buccellati”(typical short pastry biscuits whit a dried figs filling) and the “ciammelle” ( large milk biscuits). Finally, one of the characteristics of the provinces is its naturalistic environment.
Enna is the only seashoreless Sicilian province and because of its peculiar geographical position, it offers the possibility of an inland view of the whole island. The town is full of residences dating from XVI and XVII century, castles and fortifications. The mayor monuments is Lombardia castle probably named for people of Lombard origin who settled here in Enna. A few kilometres from Enna there is Lake Pergusa, one of the few lakes in sicily: according to the legend Proserpine was carried off from these shores by the god Pluto, who her to be his bride.
The town and the province of Agrigento show a rich archeological and historical fortune. Once called Akragas it is one of the major cultural sites in the Mediterranean, the greatest time in Agrigento’s history was that of the Greeks, whose culture here assumed its own highly scenic particular forms. It became a wealthy diocese in 1087 under the Normans. The most famous places of Agrigento are Pirandello’s house and the Valley of the temples; the temple of Concordia, the Temple of Juno Lacinia, the temple of Hercules, the temple of Jupiter seem to be eternally set in memory of that reached full growth on the mainland.
lunedì 20 ottobre 2008
Any well know and charming sea resorts are the coves between Sferracavallo and Isola delle Femmine, the long beach and the small fishermen’s village of Mondello. Following the sea along the eastern coast there are Bagheria, termini and Cefalù, famous for its architectural beauties deserve.
venerdì 17 ottobre 2008
Sicily is divided into 9 provinces, Palermo is both capital and the centre of regional government. Palermo Cathedral This city can be considered a real synthesis of the many different cultures and civilizations, politics and domination wich succeded in Sicily throughout the centuries. Founded by the Phoenicians, it soon became a centre of trade and political interests, in Norman and Arab times. Its many monuments, especially the baroque, give it a characteristic appearance. This magnificent capital of sicily is still a century-old city with an interesting layout, and while great and important treasures are kept in its museums, Monreale and Cefalù as well Palermo uniquely interesting poles of attraction. All three cities have famous beautiful mosaic. One of Palermo’s well conserved jewels is the Norman palatine chapel built at the time roger II; it is in Palazzo dei Normanni, the seat of the Sicilian regional assembly. Therefore a careful observer will not miss to notice traces of the Arabian Palermo, for example the cupolas of san Giovanni degli eremiti a those of san Giovanni dei Lebbrosi, the cathedral and the martorana in wich is grafted the Norman style of many residences and churches. Rulers who came by sea wanted these monuments to beautify the capital of their kingdom, so they set up the first structures of the cathedral and also those of the palace, which today is the seat of regional parliament. Palermo is a baroque town in its feasts as well. Many of these had very old traditions and habits. It is so for the feast of Santa Rosalia, the patron saints to whom many pilgrims address with devotion; it is so for many different ways of expressing one’s religiousness, almost in the pagan way, following the procession of good Friday; and finally, it is so in the evocative “feast of the dead”. But Palermo is its sea a well, even if it is a bit hidden from our view by its harbour.
Sicily is the largest Island in the Mediterranean. Inhabited since the dawn of prehistory, it is washed by three seas: the Tyrrhenian, Ionian and central Mediterranean. Most of its surface is mountainous or hilly. Etna The highest peak is Etna, this is Europe’s largest and most active vulcano. It lies on the east side of island in the province of Catania. The Egadi Island - Cala Rossa, Favignana In the seas round Sicily, the Aeolian or Lipari archipelago and Ustica lie to the north, the Egadi islands, a variegated and outstanding as well as a particulary beautiful archeological, geological, places for a really special holiday.The most extensive plain on the island is the Piana di Catania, at the foot of Etna. The climate is marine but also montane, prevalently the former, with the result that temperatures are mild, rarely rising to extremes in summer and winter. The brilliant clear light here, vitalizing certain plants and crops, means that the flora is typical Mediterranean as like the olive tree, vineyard and famous oranges of Catania.
venerdì 10 ottobre 2008
The cultivation of olive trees is carried out in our area. The climate and the soil are ideal for a good ripening of the olives. The process of picking and selection is carried out by hand and the phase of working guarantees the production of an exquisite olive oil.
martedì 7 ottobre 2008
The first painted carts appeared in the medieval past. The cart has two wheels and is primarily handmade. The material used is wood with iron metal components . In the past carts were used for hauling wood, wine, but they were used also during festive occasions. They are famous for their carvings and brightly painted scenes from Sicilian history and folklore.
Deborah IVA SS
Alcamo is also famous because Cielo of Alcamo (Ciullo d'Alcamo), one of the best known poets of the "Sicilian School", was born here in the thirteenth century. His only complete surviving work is "Rosa fresca aulentissima", a romantic composition probably composed before the death of Federick II.
Rosalia IVA SS