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1 European Bingo Game Part 1 You will need:Printing out cards for bingo (map on one side, pictures on the other)Printing out cards to place on it (Picture on one side, info on the other)Optional: tokensHow to play:Pick a bingo card to put togetherPick level of difficulty: you can either place it with pictures side up, or map side up and guess if the cards that you are drawing belongs to youMix the cards with descriptions and place them in some little bag (or cover them, to avoid seeing the picture of the next item right away)Draw the cards one by one and the one who has it on his bingo places a token on this item.If you can name a fact about the card, get another tokenThe one to get all spaces filled and who has the most tokens at the end of the game – wins!
2 The Czech Republic Karel Čapek Plant-Natural wonder (capital: Prague) is in Central Europe, between Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland.CR is almost surrounded by mountainsCzech and Slovak can easily understand each other’s languageA Czech, the chemist Otto Wichterle, invented the soft contact lenses in Love puppetry and marionettes with a number of puppet festivals all over the countryLandmark: KarlstejnThe most famous Czech castle.Built by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV to house and protect the Royal Coronation Jewels and his collection of holy relics in 1348Architectural style: magnificent high Gothic fortress, rebuilt many times.CR is fairy tale country of castles and chateaus. There are the most castles in the world: over 2000Karel ČapekJan 9, 1890 – 12/25/1938One of most influential Czech writers of the 20th century.Introduced and made popular robot, which first appeared in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) in 1921Almost got a Nobel prize but because he was anti fascist, Sweden voted against itHis famous works are “War with the newts”, “White Disease”, “Mother”, etc.Plant-Natural wonderCR is renowned for its numerous spa towns, e.g Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad)It is historically famous for its hot springsIt is named after King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (Karl), who founded it in 1370Beethoven, Russian Tsar Peter I, Chopin, Goethe all visited it.Animal: HedgehogSmall spiny mammal (family Erinaceidae) in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, New Zealand.Elsewhere: no native hedgehogSpines: hollow hairs made stiff with keratin. Unlike porcupine’s, not poisonous or barbedEyesight: is poor, but hearing and smell are quite keenBorn with spines lying just under the skin & "sprout" 2-3 days afterBohemian GlassFamous decorative glass made in Bohemia and Silesia since the 13th century, RenaissanceBohemian glassworkers discovered potash combined with chalk created a clear colorless glass that was more stable than glass from Italy.It takes 4 years of study to become a glass painter and a lot of years to gain enough skills for ultimate perfection.hand-cut & painted, gold-platedComposer: Antonin Dvorak(1841 – 1904)Wrote a lot of Czech-sounding compositions without ever using a folk tune.Son of a butcher, but, fortunately, an uncle noticed how musical Antonin was, and paid for organ lessons.Dvorak taught composition at the Prague Conservatory, and for 3 years - in New York City.Last 9 symphonies were written in the US, and nicknamed "From the New World."Artist: Josef Sudek( ), a Czech photographer, is numbered among the world's best photographers.For his photographs of Prague, Sudek is known as the "Poet of Prague”Despite losing one arm in a WWI, he used large, bulky cameras with the aid of assistants.He tried modernist style of photographs, but his personal style was always neo-romanticCharacter: ZlatovláskaFairy tale princess with a Golden HairRecorded by Karel Jaromír Erben, a historian, poet and writer of the mid-19th century, best known for his collection Kytice (Czech for The Bouquet): poems based on folklore themesA young and kind cook Yirik, gains knowledge of the language of animals and is searching for a Golden Haired Princess Zlatovlaska for his master, the evil king.
5 Italy Julius Caesar Vesuvius Violin Pinoccio (capital: Rome) is in Southern Europe, partially on a mainland, part on a peninsula surrounded by MediterraneanItaly is shaped like a boot. Pizza was “invented” in Naples around 1860.inventions: the piano, radio (wireless telegraph), barometer, thermometer, electric battery, eye glasses and… ice cream!Italy contains 2 out of 5 European microstates: Vatican and San MarinoLandmark: ColleseumOval shaped amphitheater located in the heart of RomeLargest amphitheater ever built in Roman EmpireGreat example of engineering and architectureBuilt by emperor Vespasian in 70-80bce and used 500 yrsCould cit 50,000 spectatorsIn the shows 500,000 people and millions of animals killedHad water battles with shipsJulius CaesarJuly 13, in 100 B.C. -15/3/44bcRoman military and political leader, dictator of Rome.A general, statesman, lawgiver, jurist, orator, poet, historian, philologer, mathematician, and an architectstabilized Mediterranean world, conquered Gaul-FranceBelgiumlover of Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, but Roman laws prevented their marriageFirst to print his bust on a coinVesuviusstratovolcano on the Bay of Naples, one of most dangerousthe only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within last 100 years; although currently not erupting.AD 79 eruption destroyed Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum; never rebuilt and forgotten until their accidental rediscovery in the 18th centuryAlso changed the course of the Sarno RiverAnimal: Etruscan ShrewWorld’s smallest mammal by mass, weighing only about 2 gLive up to 15 monthsHigly energetic, constantly need to eat to keep body warm.Unusually high metabolic ratesTheir bite is poisonous (not for humans): use it to kill their food.evolved during the dawn age of mammals; known to inhibit the earth 50 million years ago.The vision is weak, but have sense of hearing and smell. .ViolinStringed instrument that was firstt made in Italy in 16th centuryFirst used only for dance musicPlayed by drawing horsehair of the bow across the violin’s strings, which causes them to vibrate and make a soundIn 17th century, Claudio Monteverdi was the 1st to use violins in an operatic orchestraToday there are 35 violins in an symphony orchestra – more then any other instrumentComposer: Guiseppe Verdi10/10/1813-1/27/1901Greatest opera composer everHad a gift for creation of soaring melodies, memorable characters, splendid dramaWrote 28 operas; most famous – Aida; La Traviata is the third most performed in the U.SDidn’t show his tenor in Rigoletto major aria “La Donna Immobile” until opening night: probably didn’t want it to spread all over Milan before premierArtist: Leonardo da Vinci04/15/1452-5/2/1519Tuscan (Italian) polymath, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, poet and writerMona Lisa & The Last Supper are the most recognizable paintings of all timesDa Vinci means “from Vinci”Sketched fortresses, helicopter, armored cars, machine guns, long before its inventionPinocciois a fictional character that first appeared in 1883, in The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi,Appeared in many adaptations of that story all over the worldCarved from a piece of pine by a woodcarver named Geppetto in an Italian village. He was created as a wooden puppet; dreamt of becoming a real boy.Has an infamous long nose that grows bigger when he lies.
8 Bird Eating Bat – Noctule Bat Kingdom of Spain(capital: Madrid) is in southwestern Europe on the Iberian PeninsulaAt least 4 other major languages spoken + dialectsDictator Franco ruledKing Juan Carlos I returned many freedoms and many forms of artistic expressions.Families in Spain buy fresh bread, barras, every single day!Diverse climates; in Galisia in April it rained almost every day!Consider bullfighting art & sportLandmark: Sograda De Familiais an unfinished Catholic basilica in Barcelona designed by the celebrated Art Nouveau architect Antoni Gaudi.Gaudi worked on it for 40 years, living in a workshop on the site, saying, “My client is not in a hurry”Estimated completion dates range from 2017 to 2026, the 100th years after Gaudi's death.Will have 18 tall towers; the tallest reaching height of 560ft.Isabella I of SpainApril 22, 1451 – 11/26/15041st queen of Spain, responsible for its unificationRuled jointly with her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon1480: instituted the InquisitionThe Pope gave them the title “Catholic Monarchs”1492 conquered the Muslim Kingdom of Granada (Moors)1492: funded Columbus and other travelers, who brought knowledge, spices, metals, etcStrait of GibraltarNarrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea (making it part ocean), & separates Europe from Africa (Morocco)Narrowest point: 7.7 nautical mlAncients called the entrance Pillars of Hercules, since ancient hero placed pillars there during his 12 laborsRomans thought Hercules smashed through the mountain and created the straitBird Eating Bat – Noctule BatNyctalus lasiopterus is the biggest bat in EuropeEurope, N. Africa and W. AsiaLives off insects in the summerIn the autumn and spring, turn to huge flocks of songbirds that migrate at night to avoid daytime predators like falcons.2007: proved by blood analysisrare and little known mammalCatches insects in its big wingsUses echolocation frequencies higher than birds may hearCastanetsSpanish percussion instrument made of two hollowed wooden shells, originally chestnut wood.Held in the palm and drummed together by the fingers to accompany folk dances like Sevillanos and Fandango..Called castañuelas (chestnuts) or palillos (little sticks)Castanets are modern addition to flamenco gypsy danceClicking when dancing is ancient: Greeks, Egyptians did itCarmenAn opera by Bizet about a Spanish gypsy CarmenGeorges Bizet ( ) is was a French composer who is mostly known for his opera, Carmen, which is one of the most famous operas in a world.premiered at the Opéra-Comique of Paris on 3 March So realistic and innovative, it shocked French conservative public and failed.1875: Vienna’s performance started its triumph of popularityArtist: Girl, Pablo PicassoOctober 25, April 1973Painter, draughtsman and sculptor; cofounder (in 1909 with Georges Basque) of an art movement called “cubism”1st words were “piz, piz”, a shortening of lápiz, pencilShowed his talent early, was taught by his father and accepted into School of Fine Artsat very young age of 13In childhood painted in realistic manner; later revolutionized artDon Quixotenovel written Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.It is the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age & perhaps entire Spanish canon of literature.Cervantes is mocking the chivalric novelsDon Quijote believes that he is truly helping people, while he and his helper Sancho Panza are just causing more problems, e.g. fighting the windmills.
11 Greece, Hellenistic Republic The Opening of the Fifth Seal (capital: Athens) is in Southern Europe, on Balkan PeninsulaAncient Greece is a cradle of Western civilizationbirthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama, including both tragedy and comedy.Includes many islandsLove to dance: 63 folk dancesLandmark: ParthenonTemple on Athenian hill Acropolis, dedicated to the goddess Athena - city-protectorfinest example of Doric-styleDoric - simple, unadorned style with plainer columnsdesigned by Phidias, famous sculptor, at the behest of Pericles, a Greek politician, who rebuilt Athens and stimulated the "Golden Age of Greece“Had giant stature of Athena inside & finest reliefs outsideGreeceAristotle384 BC – 322 BCPhilosopher, a student of Plato, teacher of Alexander the Great.Writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoologybelieved that the difference between animals and humans is the ability to think and reason.1st chicken or the egg? Aris. believed, 1st is IDEA of ‘chicken’Metéora(Greek: Μετέωρα, "suspended rocks) is one of largest & most important complexes of Greek Eastern Orthodox monasteriesThe six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central G.The cave of Theopetra, Kalambaka, 3.1 mi south had inhabitants 50,000 years agoIn the 9th century, an ascetic group of hermit monks moved up to the ancient pinnacles.Loggerhead TurtleCaretta caretta, or loggerhead: Marine reptile, oceanic turtle, family Cheloniidae.Live all over the world.World’s largest hard-shelled turtle, grow to 84 in long, 300lbEat clams, jelly fish, squid, crustaceans (crabs & lobsters)Spends most of the time in saltwater, except brief egg laying on the shore.Hatchlings return to their birth place- beach to nest if they make it to adulthoodGreek Amphoraetwo-handled vase: swollen belly, narrow neck, large mouth.In antiquity, was often used to transport wine, oil, grapes, fishDNA analysis on shipwrecked: contained olive oil and oregano.Cheap a. were broken at their destination: Italian 45m hill Monte Testaccio, is created with shreds and Calcium hydroxidePainted, glazed amphoras were funerary or prizes during gamesImg: Heracles’ brigs boar to scared Eurystheus, hiding in a.Maria Callas10/10/1813-1/27/1901American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of 20th century.Combined an impressive bel canto technique, a wide-ranging voice, and great dramatic gifts.An extremely versatile singerHailed as La Divinareceived her musical education in Greece and established her career in Italy.Artist: El GrecoThe Opening of the Fifth Seal1541 – April 7, 1614El Greco: painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance, born on CreteMoved to Toledo, Spain, and lived and worked until his deathAlways signed works in GreekDramatic and expressionistic style inspired to 20thcentury artThis painting ( ) was suggested to inspire Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.Hercules (Heracles)Divine hero in Greek mythology, son of god ZeusThe greatest of the Greek heroes, paragon of masculinity, the ancestor of royal clans who claimed to be HeracleidaeChampion of Olympian order against chthonic monsters.“made world safe for mankind”Performed 12 heroic labors for Eurystheus; was great friend.Loved playing with children
14 9th most populous nation in the world with 142 million people Russian Federation(capital: Moscow) by far the world’s largest country: more than a 9th of Earth's land area.9th most populous nation in the world with 142 million peopleExtends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe, spanning 9 time zonesIncorporating a many different environments and landforms.Bolshoi & Mariinsky Theaters, Pushkin Art Gallery, Hermitage are among world’s bestLadoga lake is world’s biggestSaomt’s Basil CathedralRussian Orthodox cathedral on the Red Square in Moscow in 1555–61, officially: Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat .Built on the order of Ivan The Terrible to commemorate the capture of Kazan from Mongolsmarks the geometric center of the city, was tallest until 1600Design: it is shaped as a flame of a bonfire rising into the skyNo analogies in R. architecturePeter the Great9 June 1672 – 8/2/1725cPyotr Alexeyevich Romanovcarried out a policy of modernization and expansion that transformed the Tsardom of Russia to 3-billion acre Russian Empire, major European powerUnusual ruler: in the battle against the Turks in 1695 he fought as regular foot soldier believing that was the only way to beat the Turks.Believed to be 6’7” in height .VolgaLongest river in EuropeFlows through central RussiaViewed as Russian national river, many songs, books, poems, movies dedicated to it11 out of 20 largest cities of Russia, including Moscow, are situated on VolgaSome of world largest reservoirs found on Volgafertile river valley provides a great wheat-growing region, and also has many mineral riches.Animal: Brown BearSpread all over the worldCome in all colors and shapesRecognized by shoulder humpCarnivores, but are typical omnivores: prefer berries and fruit, roots, insects, birds, fish, rodents, even cows in spring.Powerful diggers: dig out a new den every year to hibernateDuring winter sleep, give birth to 1-2 hairless, toothless, eyes sealed cubs, who play all winter!198-: symbol of Olympic gamesLozhki - SpoonsWooden, often carved and/or painted (Chochloma technique)Used for eating – no forks in Russia until late 16th centuryCame in different shapes-sizes; each had special name and used for different food: for soup (schii), for caveat, for porridge, for cooking, even foldable!“Old Believers”’ spoons shaped as their special 2 finger blessingIn folk music: used 3 or more spoons as a musical instrumentComposer: Tchaikovskiy5/7/ /6/1893Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskiy was a Romantic era composer, whose symphonies like 1812, or ballets “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Nutcracker” are world-famousStudied in Law school, but gave up his job to teach in St. Petersburg Conservatory and later to Moscow Conservatory, later named in his honor..14yrs echanged letters with Nadezhda von Meck, his patron and friendVictor Vasnetsov, Ivan Tsarevich riding the Gray Wolf5/15/1848 — 6/23/1926key figure of the revivalist movement in Russian art.specialized in mythological and historical subjectsGrew up in remote village in Vyatka in a family of a priest; his grandfather was an icon painterAs a kid loved playing with with peasant’s kidsOriginally avoided folk themes and was part of realistic movement PeredvizhnikiFirebird – Zjar ptizcamagical glowing bird from a faraway land, both a blessing & a bringer of doom to its captor.large bird with majestic plumage that glows brightly emitting red, orange, and yellow light, like a bonfireEven feather lights large room.An object of difficult quest for Ivan the Fool, or Ivan Tsarevich.Composer Igor Stravinsky had early success with a ballet Firebird; Pyotr Yershov – poem “The Little Humpback Horse“
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