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Learner Description: This activity is designed for intermediate to advanced ESL classes. However, the activity could be done in any world history class.

The "New Seven Wonders of the World" were voted on in 2007, by people across the world. The vote was organized by the New7Wonders Foundation and received more than 100 million votes via telephone and online. These "Seven Wonders" are some of the most famous monuments standing today.

This is a group activity where each member of the group will be a subject expert and teach the other members of the group about their subject. This is based on Elliot Arnson's The Jigsaw Classroom.

Instructions:

The class will be divided into groups of seven. Each member of the group will research one of the structures and make a presentation about that monument. You present your findings to your group. By the end of this activity everyone will know basic information about each of the Seven Wonders. There are links provided to conduct research on your topic.

You should answer each of the following questions in your presentation to the group:

Jigsaw Groups
Group Monument Links for Research

Expert Group 1

Great Wall

Travel+Leisure

China Travellers

Wikipedia

Expert Group 2

Christ The Redeemer

Britannica

Wonders of the World

Wikipedia

Expert Group 3

The Roman Colosseum

History.com

Ancient.eu

Wikipedia

Expert Group 4

Chichen Itza

UNESCO World Heritage Center

Britannica

Wikipedia

Expert Group 5

Taj Majal

UNESCO World Heritage Center

Taj Mahal-Official Website

Wikipedia

Expert Group 6

Petra

Visit Petra

Britannica

Wikipedia

Expert Group 7

Machu Picchu

Britannica

Machu Picchu History

Wikipedia

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