The British Empire referred to the countries ruled by Britain under the reign of Queen Victoria in the 19th century. Among these countries were Canada, India, Pakistan, Jamaica, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Funnily enough Phileas Fogg's trip around the world include several of these countries.
You can read more about the British Empire and Victorian England here.
"Around the world in 80 days" starts in London in 1872, late in the 19th century. It's set in Victorian London. What Phileas Fogg wants to do is to circumnavigate the late Victorian world in 80 or fewer days.
Life in the late 19th century was very different from nowadays. People dressed, spent their free time and travelled in a different way. There was a big gap between rich and poor people. You were either very rich or very poor. There was no middle class. Sometimes poor people didn't even have a house to live in and many of them lived on the streets and had to steal to survive. Answer these questions in your notebook:
Have a look at these presentations and check your answers:
TASK 1: Choose one of the countries from the British Empire and using smore design a leaflet with information about the country you choose. You have to do this in groups of 4/5 people. The deadline is Friday, 6th March. You can include:
MIREYA, GABRIELA, MARÍA, ALEXIA
AQUILINO, DAVID EGEA, RAÚL,
AND JOSÉ LUIS
DAVID VALERO, LAURA MARÍA,
ISABEL AND ANDREA
TASK 2: In groups of 4/5 people you need to design a Google map of Phileas Fogg's trip around the world. You need to include the countries he visits and what happens in each country. The deadline is Friday, 8th May.
Here is a tutorial on how to use Google Maps. Have a look over the Easter period and after Easter we will start designing our maps ;-). Click on the photo to read it:
PATRICIA, MARIBEL, ELENA,
AIDA AND LAURA VERDÚ
DAVID EGEA, ALEJANDRO SORIANO, RAÚL,
AQUILINO AND JOSÉ LUIS
MIREYA, EUNICE, ALEXIA,
MARÍA AND GABRIELLA