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Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International The Diplomat Resource Packets for K-12 students to learn about the world through a study of the Sister Cities of Indianapolis Monza, Italy Sister City of Indianapolis since 1994 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/graphics/flags/large/it-lgflag.gif Preliminary Issue
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International 1. About Indianapolis Sister Cities International Education Resource Packet Monza, Italy Resource Packet a.About Monza b.Monza Attractions c.Monza-Indianapolis Comparisons d.Sports e.Racetrack Comparisons f.Climate g.Language h.Notable people in Monza history i.Cuisine j.Festivals Appendix (Lesson Activities) a.Color the Coat of Arms of Monza b.Word Search c.Color a Race Scene d.Color a Volleyball Page e.Find Monza on the Map f.Make a Tissue Paper Rose g.Make a Fireworks Craft h.Pasta Maze Table of Contents
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Indianapolis Sister Cities International (ISCI) is a program of Mayor Ballard’s Office of International & Cultural Affairs. Each Sister City relationship is managed by a volunteer committee that identifies and leads various cultural and educational initiatives. The Sister City program helps promote Indianapolis as a global city, advancing cultural understanding, developing global connections, strengthening international partnerships and supporting economic development. To learn more, contact us at or visit Taipei, Taiwan 1978 Cologne, Germany 1988 Monza, Italy 1994 Piran, Slovenia 2001 Hangzhou, China 2008 Campinas, Brazil 2009 Northamptonshire County, UK 2009 Hyderabad, India 2010 About Indianapolis Sister Cities International Greetings, In today’s world economy, it is more critical than ever for Indianapolis to be a city that is globally recognized as a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Moreover, we must be a city that is welcoming and inclusive to all who make Indianapolis their home. I’m proud to report that Indianapolis is very connected to the world. Today, we have numerous global connections through our international businesses, foreign students that study in our universities, and our thriving sports and arts communities that bring many visitors from around the globe to our city. Since I became Mayor, we have doubled the number of Sister Cities. I believe our Sister City partnerships represent one key initiative in our international growth strategy, as they provide natural international connections via cultural, educational and economic ties. This resource packet has been designed by professional volunteers in our Indianapolis Sister Cities International program. We hope you find them useful across grade levels and subject areas, including extracurricular activities. We hope you have fun learning more about our Sister Cities! Sincerely, Gregory A. Ballard Mayor, City of Indianapolis
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Indianapolis Sister Cities International Education Resource Packet This packet is designed to introduce teachers to our Sister City of Monza, Italy. It is set up as a PowerPoint format for easy editing and adaptation for use in the classroom at all grade levels and in various subject areas. It is hoped that his packet will provide teachers with sufficient background information about the Sister City along with ideas for activities for classroom and extracurricular use. The information presented here is collected and/or adapted from reputable online sources, which are cited. The Appendix includes activities and ideas for classroom use. We hope you find the contents of this packet helpful. If you have comments, ideas, or activities to add, or would like to become involved in one of the Sister City Committees, please contact or find contact information at our website Indianapolis Sister Cities International Education Committee Contributors to the Indianapolis – Monza Education Resource Packet Mayor Ballard’s Office of International and Cultural Affairs Jane Gehlhausen, Danielle Law, Trevor Oakerson, Interns IMSCC Committee Irma ISCI Education Committee Susan Tomlinson,
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International About Monza Monza is a city on the river Lambro in the Lombardy region some 15 km north-northeast of Milan. It is the capital of the Province of Monza and Brianza. On June 11, 2004 Monza was designated the capital of the new province of Monza and Brianza. The new administrative arrangement came fully into effect in summer 2009; previously, Monza was a commune within the province of Milan. Monza is the third-largest city of Lombardy and the most important economic, industrial and administrative centre of the Brianza area, supporting a textile industry and a publishing trade.
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Monza Attractions Monza Circuit St. John’s Cathedral (Duomo) The Duomo of Monza (Italian: Duomo di Monza) often known in English as Monza Cathedral is the main religious building of Monza, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, patron saint of the city. Unlike most duomos it is not in fact a cathedral, as Monza has always been part of the Diocese of Milan, but is in the charge of an archpriest who has the right to certain episcopal vestments including the mitre and the ring. The Duomo, a beautiful example of Gothic architecture, was built in the 14 th century on the site of the previous baptistery ordered by Queen Teodelinda at the end of the 6 th century. Inside the church in the so-called Chapel of Queen Teodelinda is kept the Iron Crown (Corona Ferrea). The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is a race track built in 1922, the third oldest in the world. Its biggest event is the Formula One Italian Grand Prix, which has been hosted there since the sport's inception. The Motorbike Championship and the World Superbike Championship are also held here. The circuit held the Monza 500 miles on two occasions (1957 – 1958) with the participation of Formula Indy Car. Built in the Royal Villa of Monza park in a woodland setting, the site has three tracks.
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Duomo Museum of the Iron Crown Monza Attractions Royal Villa The Iron Crown, which according to ancient tradition contains one of the nails of Christ’s Cross, was used to crown Kings of Italy and illustrious people such as Charlemagne, Otto I, Berengario I, Conrad II, Conrad III, Frederick Barbarossa, Henry IV, Charles IV, Charles V, Napoleon and Ferdinand of Hapsburg. The Crown, the Golden Hen with its seven chicks, the cross of Agilulfo and many other items form the treasure of the Duomo, considered some of the most important of its kind in the world in terms of its artistic and historic value and its documentary significance. Berengarius I, crowned king of Italy with the Iron Crown in 888, added further to the original Treasury with wonderful ivories and other precious artifacts. The Royal Villa was originally built between 1777 and 1780 for the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria when Lombardy was part of Austrian Empire. It lies on the banks of the Lambro surrounded by Monza Park.
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Monza Attractions The Arengario Monza Park Monza Park is a large walled park. Extending over an area of 688 hectares (800 ha), it is the fourth largest walled park in Europe. The park was commissioned by Napoleon's stepson during the French occupation of northern Italy and completed in It is crossed by the Lambro river. The Arengario is a historic building. It was built in the 13th century and is named after its original function as the town's "arengario" (i.e., town hall). It is located in the most central square of Monza, Piazza Roma. Its architecture is clearly inspired by that of the Palazzo della Ragione of Milan, with a portico surmounted by a single upper floor that was used for councils. On the southern side a balcony was used for the speeches to the people.
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Expiatory Chapel The Expiatory Chapel in Monza is a monument-chapel built to atone and commemorate the site at which the king Humbert I was murdered in July 29, 1900 by the anarchist Gaetano Bresci. It stands near the entrance to the Royal Villa of Monza on Via Regina Margherita and Via Matteo da Campione. Humbert’s son Vittorio Emanuele III commissioned the aged architect Giuseppe Sacconi, and the work was completed by his pupil Guido Cirilli, and completed in Monza Attractions
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International MonzaIndianapolis StateLombardy Indiana CountryItalian RepublicUnited States of America Founded3rd Century B.C.1820 Population121,000+; ranked 34th largest city in Italy 820,000 +; ranked 12 th largest city in USA WaterwaysRiver LambroWhite River Major industry TextilesInsurance, pharmaceutical, transportation Sports TeamsVolleyball, Football, Auto RacingProfessional basketball; football; baseball; soccer; auto racing – Indy 500 Festivals & Traditions Italian Grand Prix; Feast of Saint Gerardo; Feast of Saint John; Feast of the Holy Nail; International Competition of Roses 500 Festival; Independence Day; Christmas Tree lighting at Monument Circle Monza-Indy Comparison
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Sports Auto Racing Monza is internationally known for the Autodromo Nazionale Monza motor racing circuit, home to the Italian Grand Prix, and previously to the Alfa Romeo team. Football (Soccer) The professional football club A.C. Monza Brianza 1912 play, currently in Serie C1, at the Stadio Brianteo. Volleyball The professional volleyball club Acqua Paradiso Gabeca Monza Brianza play, currently in Serie A1, at the PalaIper.
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Speedway Comparisons Comparison Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monza Circuit Major Event(s) Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 Italian Grand Prix First Race Held Length2.5 Miles3.6 Miles Turns411 Capacity400,000113,860
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Climate Monza’s weather is similar to ours! Blue= RainYellow= Sunshine
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Language ENGLISHITALIANMONZESE Hello/ good dayCiaoSaludi How are you?Come stai?Ma ta ste? GoodbyeArrivederciSa vedum Thank youGrazieGrasie ChairSediaCadrega AppleMelaPom ManUomoOm HouseCasaCa FatherPadre/Papa’Pa MotherMadre/MammaMama Although the official language of Italy is Italian, several regional languages are also spoken to varying degrees: - 44% speak exclusively or prevalently Italian - 51% alternate Italian with a dialect - 5% speak exclusively in dialect Monza’s dialect is a variant of Western Lombard.
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Notable Monza People Theodelinda,Queen of Lombardy Saint Gerard of Dyers Nun of Monza Theodelinda, queen of the Lombards, (c ) was the daughter of duke Garibald I of Bavaria.She was married first in 588 to Authari, king of the Lombards. Authari died in 590. Theodelinda was allowed to pick Agilulf as her next husband and Authari's successor in 591. She thereafter exerted much influence in restoring Nicene Christianity to a position of primacy in Italy against its rival, Arian Christianity.After the conversion of Agilulf to the Catholic faith, she started building churches in Lombardy and Tuscany, among them the cathedral of Monza.. They were all dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.The famous treasure of Monza contains the Iron Crown of Lombardy and the theca persica, enclosing a text from the Gospel of John, sent by Pope Gregory I ( ) to her for her son Adaloald. St. Gerard of Dyers is a saint of the Catholic Church, patron of Monza along with St. John the Baptist. The veneration of Gerard began soon after his death is called "blessed" in a document of 1230, and "holy" in one of Sister Mary Virginia, born Marianna de Leyva y Marino, better known as the Nun of Monza. ( Milan, 4 December Milan, 17 January 1650 ), was a religious Italian, the protagonist of a famous scandal that shocked Monza in the early seventeenth century. Alessandro Manzoni based a character on her in his 1826 historical novel The Betrothed. Nun%2Bof%2BMonza%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1158%26bih%3D680%26prmd%3Dimvns&sa=X&ei=H1PqT6LVIIr89QS3oNEM&ved=0CFQQ7gEwAA
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Carlo Amati Paolo Mantegazza, neuroligist. Fabrizio Barbazza Mose' Bianchi Daniele Massaro Vittorio Brambilla Notable Monza People Carlo Amati (Monza, 22 August Milan, 23 March 1852) was an Italian architect. Amati designed the facade of the church of San Carlo al Corso. Mose Bianchi ( ) was an Italian painter who painted genre scenes in 18th-century settings and numerous portraits, soon becoming one of the artists most in demand with the Milanese middle classes.. Fabrizio Barbazza (born 2 April 1963) is an Italian former Formula One and Cart driver who raced for the AGS and Minardi teams. He was Cart’s Rookie of the Year. Vittorio Brambilla ( ) was a Formula One driver who raced for the March, Surtees and Alfa Romeo teams. His nickname was "The Monza Gorilla", due to his often overly aggressive driving style. Daniele Massaro (born 1961) is a former Italian football forward. He was a member of the Italian squad that won the FIFA World Cup held in Paolo Mantegazza ( ) was a prominent Italian neurologist, physiologist and anthropologist, noted for his experimental investigation of coca leaves and its effects on the human psyche.
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Monza Cuisine Risotto alla Luganega rice with a typical sausage 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 pound (2 1/2 cups) superfino rice 1 cup Barbera or other dry Italian red wine, divided 3/4 pound Luganega sausage, in small chunks 5 cups heated beef or chicken broth 1/2 cup grated Grana Padana or Parmigiano Reggiano cheese + extra for garnish 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Minced flat-leaf parsley In a large heavy pot, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat. Stir in the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, or until translucent and soft. Stir in the rice and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until glazed with the butter. Add 3/4 cup wine and turn up the heat to medium-high. Cook for about 4 minutes, or until the wine has been absorbed. Stir in about one-third of the sausage chunks and cook for several minutes until no longer opaque. Add about 1/2 cup broth. Lower the heat to the point where the liquid barely simmers. Cook, stirring in the remaining stock a little at a time whenever it is absorbed by the rice. This will take about 15 minutes. All of the broth may not be used. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook the remaining sausage over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until no longer opaque. Add the remaining 1/4 cup wine and cook for 5 minutes, or until it evaporates. Remove from the heat. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes so that it makes a bit of fragrant juice. After 15 minutes, start tasting the rice for texture. When it is tender with just a bit of resistance at the center, remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and the cheese (this is called mantecare) for a couple of minutes until you obtain a fluid and creamy risotto. Now you can serve the rice in hot soup plates. Make a little hole in the middle of the risotto with a spoon and put the pieces of Luganega with some of its juices. Add some extra cheese on top and garnish with parsley, if using. Ingredients Directions
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Minestrone brianzolo Polenta uncia/concia Buseca Cazzoeula Torta paesana Monza Cuisine
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Monza Festivals Festival of Saint Giovanni Festival of Saint Gerard On June 6th, Monza celebrates its patronal feast in honor of Saint Gerard in the church of his body and the nearby bridge of St. Gerardino. During the festival, street stalls sell cherries and traditional iconographic attributes of the Saint. A few meters upstream from the bridge, the statue of St. Gerard, standing in his cloak, is placed in the river, in memory of the most famous miracle attributed to him. The Festival of Saint Giovanni is the festival of the patron saint of Monza, St. John the Baptist. It takes place along Via Procaccini and adjacent streets on June 24th every year. There are usually about 200 stands and kiosks with a variety of different goods and articles for sale.
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Monza Festivals International Competition of Roses Feast of Saint Chiodo and the Holy Nail Held the third Sunday of September, the festival of Saint Chiodo and the Holy Nail consists of a religious procession dedicated to the Iron Crown (Corono Ferrea). According to tradition, the Iron Crown was forged with a nail from Christ’s crucifix. It is normally on display during the Vespers at the Cathedral. The Hall of Honor of the Royal Villa is a fitting backdrop for the International Competitions of roses. The appeal of the neoclassical palace joins the grace and elegance of roses. Each May a new winner of the rose competition is announced!
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Appendix Indianapolis is a global city. In the quest to become globally aware, connected, and ready to compete on the world market, schools are seeking to internationalize their curriculum. The Indianapolis Sister Cities International program seeks to promote these goals. The information presented in this Resource Packet can be utilized to meet the Core Curriculum Standards at many grade levels with a view toward teaching our students about our own city and its connections to our Sister Cities. The following pages provide teacher developed sample activities for classroom use. Sample Activities 1. Color the Coat of Arms of Monza 2. Word Search 3. Color a Race Scene 4. Color a Volleyball Page 5. Find Monza on the Map 6. Make a Tissue Paper Rose 7. Make a Fireworks Craft 8. Pasta Maze 9. Geography Webquest 10. History Activity Additional Activities 1.Sister Cities in a School Year. Choose one Sister City to highlight each month of the school year. This could be done in the classroom or school wide. 2.Cultural Elements. Compare and contrast cultural elements of Indianapolis and Monza. Create a multi-media presentation. 3.Make a scrapbook. Compile a scrapbook of Indianapolis’ history, architecture, geography and cultural events. Photos of this scrapbook could be posted online or sent to a school in Monza. 4.Events/festivals. Organize an in school or after school event highlighting a celebration or festival as practiced in Monza. 5.Geography. Compare and contrast the surrounding geography and city plan for Monza as compared to Indianapolis. Discuss the ways in which the river setting has affected the cities. 6. Poster project. Choose one of the mentioned festivals and create a poster about it.
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Color the Coat of Arms of Monza
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Word Search MonzaItalyRisotto Grand PrixSaintMinestrone PolentaSaint GerardIron Crown BusecaFeastDuomo
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Color a Race Scene
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Color a Volleyball Scene
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Find Monza on the Map Find Monza! For bonus points, find Venice, Florence, Rome, and Milan!
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Make a Rose Create a tissue-paper rose for the International Competition! What you'll need: Colored tissue paper Pipe Cleaners Scissors Ruler How to make it: 1. Cut tissue paper into rectangles of set size (5x7) 2. Stack around 15 pieces of tissue paper. Use the same color or different colors. If you want to use a smaller number of pieces of tissue paper, flower will not be as full. 3. Accordion pleat the tissue paper working from the long side. 4. Wind one end of the pipe cleaner around the middle of the accordion pleated tissue paper. 5. Trim the ends of each side to give the pedals a unique look. Trimming the ends into a point (like a triangle), or a bump (like a half circle) will look very pretty. 6. Gently separate each layer, pulling upwards toward the middle of the flower. Do the second side. 7. You’ve made your rose! Tissue Paper Roses
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Make a Fireworks Craft Make a fireworks craft to celebrate the festivals! Materials Needed: Macaroni Noodles Rubbing Alcohol Food Coloring 2 Plastic Sandwich Bags or Bowls Heavy Black or Dark Blue Paper Glue Instructions: Note: Give yourself plenty of time for this craft! It can take hours for the noodles to reach the desired color, and it can take the macaroni up to 24 hours to dry. First we want to color the noodles. Save some noodles, we will use undyed noodles for white. Use one bag or bowl for each color you make. Place the desired number of noodles in the baggie or bowl. Pour on enough rubbing alcohol so all the noodles are covered. Add a generous amount of food coloring to one container of alcohol and noodles. Repeat these steps for other colors. Put these aside and let them sit until they are the desired color. The longer they sit the brighter the colors. Once the noodles have reached the desired color, remove them from the bag or bowl and lay them in a single layer on paper towels to dry. Once the noodles are dry, you can create beautiful fireworks pictures. On the paper, make fireworks (star-burst) designs using the glue; be very generous! Once you have your glue picture drawn, stick the colored macaroni on the glue to make colorful fireworks. Be creative and make different designs using the different colors!
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Pasta Maze Starting at the fork, find your way to the star!
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Geography Webquest Use the internet to fill out the following about Monza: 1. Region: __________________ 2. Province: _________________ 3. Population: _____________ 4. Geographical Coordinates: a. latitude ___________ b. longitude ____________ 5. Area: _____________ hectares 6. Altitude: a. Minimum __________ m b. Maximum __________ m 7. Climate: ____________ 8. Distance from Monza to… (in km) a. Rome: ____________ b. Turin: ____________ c. Bologna: ____________ d. Milan: ____________ e. Naples: ____________ f. Genoa: ____________ g. Verona: ____________ 9. Time Zone: ____________ 10. Closest airport: _______________________
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Monza History Activity Fill in the blanks to learn more about Monza. Late-19th-century finds of funerary urns show that the human presence in the area dates back at least to the ___________ Age, when people would have lived in settlements of pile dwellings raised above the rivers and marshes. During the ___ century BCE, the Romans subdued the ________ who had crossed the Alps and settled around Mediolanum (now Milan). A Gallo-Celtic tribe then founded a village on the Lambro, of which the ruins of a bridge remain. Standing in a place where young people practiced sports, the bridge was named ‘Arena’ and its remains can be seen near today’s ___________ (Lions Bridge). During the Roman Empire the town was known as ___________. The ______ invasion of Italy was an important event in Monza's history and the Lombard king Autari married _________, daughter of the Bavarian ruler _________. The new queen ordered the construction near the River Lambro of an oraculum, a sort of little church, that today is part of the basilica of _________. In the Middle Ages, the commune of Monza was sometimes independent, sometimes subject to _______ and the ________. The Glossary of Monza probably dates to the early decades of the 10th century. In ____ in Monza there is a new siege. _______________, governor of Milan and commander of the imperial troops, in 1527, sacked the city. In the same year, the explosion of a mine caused the destruction of the __________. At the end of the War of ____________ (1713), the Duchy of Milan is assigned to the House of Habsburg of Austria. This historical period is a season of rebirth of the city, with a considerable development of agriculture and crafts.
Indianapolis – Monza Sister Cities International Answer Key Fill in the blanks to learn more about Monza. Late-19th-century finds of funerary urns show that the human presence in the area dates back at least to the Bronze Age, when people would have lived in settlements of pile dwellings raised above the rivers and marshes. During the 3rd century BCE, the Romans subdued the Gauls who had crossed the Alps and settled around Mediolanum (now Milan). A Gallo-Celtic tribe then founded a village on the Lambro, of which the ruins of a bridge remain. Standing in a place where young people practiced sports, the bridge was named ‘Arena’ and its remains can be seen near today’s Ponte dei Leoni (Lions Bridge). During the Roman Empire the town was known as Modicia. The Lombard invasion of Italy was an important event in Monza's history and the Lombard king Autari married Theodelinda, daughter of the Bavarian ruler Garibald I. The new queen ordered the construction near the River Lambro of an oraculum, a sort of little church, that today is part of the basilica of Saint John. In the Middle Ages, the commune of Monza was sometimes independent, sometimes subject to Milan and the Visconti. The Glossary of Monza probably dates to the early decades of the 10th century. In 1526 in Monza there is a new siege. Antonio de Leyva, governor of Milan and commander of the imperial troops, in 1527, sacked the city. In the same year, the explosion of a mine caused the destruction of the Castle of Monza. At the end of the War of Spanish Succession (1713), the Duchy of Milan is assigned to the House of Habsburg of Austria. This historical period is a season of rebirth of the city, with a considerable development of agriculture and crafts. Answer Key Use the internet to fill out the following about Monza: 1. Region: Lombardy 2. Province: Monza e Brianza 3. Population: 122, Geographical Coordinates: latitude 45.58, longitude Area: 3,302 hectares 6. Altitude: a. Minimum 144 m b. Maximum 200 m 7. Climate: Oceanic 8. Distance from Monza to… (in km) a. Rome: 486 b. Turin: 137 c. Bologna: 203 d. Milan: 15 e. Naples: 665 f. Genoa: 134 g. Verona: Time Zone: UTC Closest airport: Aeroport de Milan Linate
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