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INDEX
1. Spain: relief and territorial organization
2. Europe: relief and territorial organization
3. How to play GeoCluedo

by
Rafael
Rodríguez
Pérez
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1. SPAIN: RELIEF AND TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION

 Karaoke. Listen to ‘Spain’s relief’ and fill in the blanks. Later, sing and complete the
map.

Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpNZGQdL494

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 Guessing game. Memorise the landforms of Spain and play with your partner using
the blank map in Annex I.

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 1-2-group. Match these people with the places where they work.

 Dictation. Listen, write and understand.


- Spain is a democratic country with a parliamentary
monarchy. The king of Spain is the Head of State, but he
doesn’t govern the country. The king’s name is Felipe VI
and he represents Spain.

 Cooperative reading & group of study. Read, comprehend and prepare a short
explanation about the three branches of government. Your explanation must
include a diagram on the board.
The Constitution is the most important law in Spain. It establishes the separation
of powers. This division includes the following branches of government:
The legislative branch: It makes laws.
The executive branch: It is in charge of the enforcement of laws.
The judicial branch: It interprets and applies the laws.
Each of the main national institutions of Spain is related to one of the
government branches.

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 Debate. Are you for or against a single government institution having all the
power?
OPTION 1: I prefer a single institution having all the power because…
OPTION 2: I think that power should be divided in more than one institution because…

 Pencils in the centre. Look at the map, read and answer.


The Constitution of 1978 establishes that Spain is organized into municipalities,
provinces, autonomous communities and two autonomous cities.
Municipalities. A municipality is the smallest territorial and administrative division.
It is governed by a city hall, which consists of a mayor and local councillors.
Provinces. A province is made up of several municipalities. There are 50 provinces
in Spain. Most provinces have their own government, a Provincial government
(Diputación).
Autonomous communities and cities. Spain is organized into 17 autonomous
communities and 2 autonomous cities, Ceuta and Melilla. Each autonomous
community has a Statute of Autonomy. This law includes its institutions, such as the
Autonomous Parliament and Government, and the areas it can make decisions in,
such as education and health care.

1. Name two autonomous communities that are not located in the Iberian Peninsula.
2. Name the two autonomous cities.
3. Name two autonomous communities with just one province.
4. What is Andalucía?

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 Guessing game. Memorise the provinces, autonomous communities and cities of


Spain and play with your partner using the blank map in Annex II.

- Andalucía: Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and


Sevilla (capital city).
- Aragón: Huesca, Zaragoza (capital city) and Teruel.
- Principado de Asturias: Asturias (Oviedo is its capital city).
- Islas Baleares: Baleares (Palma de Mallorca is its capital city).
- Canarias: Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (both are capital cities).
- Cantabria: Cantabria (Santander is its capital city).
- Castilla-La Mancha: Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara and Toledo
(capital city).
- Castilla y León: Ávila, Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria,
Valladolid (this works as the capital city) and Zamora.
- Cataluña: Barcelona (capital city), Girona, Lleida and Tarragona.
- Comunidad Valenciana: Alicante, Castellón and Valencia (capital city).
- Extremadura: Cáceres and Badajoz (Mérida is its capital city).
- Galicia: A coruña, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra (Santiago de Compostela is
its capital city).
- La Rioja: La Rioja (Logroño is its capital city).
- Comunidad de Madrid: Madrid (capital city).
- Región de Murcia: Murcia (capital city).
- Comunidad foral de Navarra: Navarra (Pamplona is its capital city).
- País Vasco: Álava (Vitoria, in Álava, is its capital city), Guipúzcoa and Vizcaya.
- Ceuta and Melilla (autonomous cities).

 1-2-group. Complete the following political map.

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2. EUROPE: RELIEF AND TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION

 Song contest. Study the relief of Europe and make up a song in groups. Be creative!

 Rotatory sheet technique. Learn the landforms of Europe and complete this map
(Annex III).

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 Class discussion. Read and discuss. Is it positive to be part of the European Union?

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political organization formed by 28


democratic European countries, although the United Kingdom is about to leave.
The formation of the EU started about sixty years ago:
- In 1967, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France
signed the Treaty of Rome and established the European Economic
Community (EEC). A common market was created to make trade easier
among these countries.
- In 1992, the members of the European Economic Community signed the
Treaty of Maastricht, and the EEC became the European Union (EU).
- In 2009, the Treaty of Lisbon was signed. This treaty amended the two
previous treaties of the EU.

The EU has promoted democracy and unity among the European people,
supported economic development and improved living conditions of its citizens.
- At a political level, citizens of the EU have European citizenship, which means
they can live, study or work in any of the EU countries.
- At an economic level, the common market means that products from the EU
can be sold in any EU country. In addition, countries in the eurozone have
the euro as their official currency.
- At a social level, the EU promotes equality between men and women,
consumer protection and student exchanges among countries in the EU.

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 Numbered heads together. Read and tick the correct sentences. Correct the false
sentences.
a) There are 28 countries in the European Union (EU). ___
b) The European Union is only a political organization. ___
c) The Treaty of Rome was signed by eight countries. ___
d) A common market was created between the countries that signed the Treaty of
Rome. ___
e) The EEC became the European Union when its members signed the Treaty of
Maastricht. ___
f) The Treaty of Lisbon was signed in 2009. ___

3. HOW TO PLAY GEOCLUEDO

 Play and learn.

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STEPS TO PLAY GEOCLUEDO


1. Keep one province card, one suspect card and one weapon card in an envelope.
2. One person will shuffle the rest of the cards together, and deal them clockwise to the
players until all cards are dealt.
3. Next, each player takes a token and places it on one province.
4. The character with the blue token takes the first turn. Turns continue clockwise
around the table.
5. Roll the dice and move your token however many provinces it says. If you get 1 or 4,
you can take a clue card and read it.
6. Use your detective notepad to guess who murdered Anty Dumpty, in what province
he/she did it and which weapon was used.
7. When a player believes they have solved the case, they can end their turn by making
an accusation. Just say: (SOMEBODY) murdered Anty Dumpty with a (WEAPON) in
(PROVINCE).

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DETECTIVE NOTES:
SUSPECTS (Who murdered Anty Dumpty?)
Isabel I
Fernando II
Carlos II
Felipe V
Isabel II
Juan Carlos I
WEAPONS (Which weapon was used in the crime?)
Gun
Sword
Torch
Stone
Rope
Knife
PROVINCES AND AUTONOMOUS CITIES (Where did the crime take place?)
Almería
Cádiz
Córdoba
Granada
ANDALUCÍA
Huelva
Jaén
Málaga
Sevilla
Huesca
ARAGÓN Zaragoza
Teruel
PRINCIPADO DE
Asturias
ASTURIAS
ISLAS BALEARES/ILLES
Baleares
BALEARS
Las Palmas
CANARIAS Santa Cruz de
Tenerife
CANTABRIA Cantabria
Albacete
Ciudad Real
CASTILLA-LA MANCHA Cuenca
Guadalajara
Toledo
Ávila
Burgos
León
Palencia
CASTILLA Y LEÓN Salamanca
Segovia
Soria
Valladolid
Zamora

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Barcelona
CATALUÑA/ Gerona/Girona
CATALUNYA Lérida/Lleida
Tarragona
COMUNIDAD VA- Alicante/Alacant
LENCIANA/COMUNITAT Castellón/Castelló
VALENCIANA Valencia/València
Cáceres
EXTREMADURA
Badajoz
La Coruña/A Coruña
Lugo
GALICIA
Orense/Ourense
Pontevedra
LA RIOJA La Rioja
COMUNIDAD DE
Madrid
MADRID
REGIÓN DE MURCIA Murcia
COMUNIDAD FORAL
Navarra
DE NAVARRA
Álava/Araba
PAÍS VASCO/
Guipúzcoa/Gipuzkoa
EUSKADI
Vizcaya/Bizkaia
AUTONOMOUS CITY
Ceuta
(CEUTA)
AUTONOMOUS CITY
Melilla
(MELILLA)
Download the full game in PDF from https://blogsaverroes.juntadeandalucia.es/rafasclassroom/

 Work in pairs. Complete the unit diagram.

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ANNEX I

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ANNEX II

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ANNEX III

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