Sunday, 21 June 2009

Project Meeting in Slovakia

A 4th, and last, mobility activity took place in Zilina - Slovakia - between 25th and 29th May 2009.This visit enabled teachers to share both activities and work done in our schools and enabled staff to finish our project.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Friday, 1 May 2009

Project Meeting in Portugal

A third mobility activity took place in Medas and Martinlongo - Portugal - between 13th and 18th April 2009.
This visit enabled teachers to share both activities and work done in our schools and enabled staff to build bonds of friendship and effective relationships that will make this project move forward.
In the next month we will work to finish our task. The Common Story “
BIG BUTTERFLY´S RACE” is now in Medas and will be finished by Martinlongo School.

Good work!

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Moja rodina – My family

Sent by Katarina

Dede Korkut

The Book of Dede Korkut, also spelled as Dada Gorgud, Dede Qorqut or Korkut-ata (Turkish: Dede Korkut Kitabı, Azerbaijani: Kitabi Dədə Qorqud, Russian: Китаби деде Коркуд, Turkmen: Gorkut-ata), is the most famous epic story of the Oghuz Turks (also known as Turkmens or Turcomans). The book's mythic narrative is part of the cultural heritage of Turkic states some of those are Turkiye, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, as well as to a lesser degree Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Various dates have been proposed for the epic. Geoffery Lewis dates it fairly early in the 15th century with an older substratum of these oral traditions dating to conflicts between the ancient Oghuz and their Turkish rivals in Central Asia (the Pecheneks and the Kipchaks). However, according to him, this substratum has been clothed in references to the 14th-century campaigns of the Akkoyunlu Confederation. Cemal Kafadar mentions that it was no earlier than the 15th century based on the fact that the author is buttering up both the Akkoyunlu and Ottoman ruler. Stanford Jay Shaw (1977) in his history of the Ottoman empire dates it in the 14th century. Professor Michael E. Meeker believes that the stories and songs have emerged no earlier than the beginning of the 13th century and were written down no later tha the beginning of the 15th century. Some scholars in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan place it in the eighth century. A precise determination is impossible to come by due to the nomadic lifestyle of the early Turkic people, where epics such as Dede Korkut were passing from generation to generation in an oral form. This is especially true of an epic book such as this, which is a product of a long series of narrators, any of whom could have made alterations and additions, right down to the two sixteenth-century scribes who authored the oldest extant manuscripts.The majority of scholars of ancient Turkic epics and folk tales, such as Russian-Soviet academician Vasily Bartold and British scholar Geoffrey Lewis, believe that the Dede Korkut text "exhibits a number of features characteristic of Azeri, the Turkish dialect of Azerbaijan".
The epic tales of Dede Korkut is one of the best known Turkic dastans from among a total of well over 1,000 recorded epics among the Mongolian and Turkic language families by international scholars.

from wikipedia...

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Who is He?

A Catholic monument overlooking Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and inaugurated on May 17, 1959. In that time Portugal was being ruled by the dictator António de Oliveira Salazar, and it was by his command that the Cristo-Rei was built.
The monument was built on the left-bank of the Tagus river, facing Lisbon on the other bank. Its location is at coordinates 38º40'43" N 9º10'17" W, in the civil parish of Pragal, in the city of Almada, in District of Setúbal, Lisbon Region. It is a national monument.
The base of the monument, by architect António Lino, is in the form of a gate, standing 75 m (246 ft) tall. At the top is a statue of Christ the Redeemer, designed by sculptor Francisco Franco de Sousa, 28 m (92 ft)-tall. At the base of the statue is an observation deck (altitude: 184 m / 604 ft) providing panoramic views of the city of Lisbon, the Tagus river (in portuguese: Rio Tejo) and of the 25 de Abril Bridge (in portuguese: Ponte 25 de Abril). It is located on the left riverbank.
from Vikipedia...

Nasreddin Hodja

Nasreddin Hodja (Hoca) is a 13th century Turkish personage who is believed to have lived in Aksehir in south-central Turkiye. About 400 handwritten manuscripts that narrate anecdotes demonstrating his quick wit and wisdom have survived. Hodja was clearly a beloved character whose advise and opinion the townspeople solicited and respected. They also loved to test his wit by playing mischievous games on him or by asking him absurd questions. Hodja was often victim to the practical jokes of children and adults, who wanted to see how he would get himself out of trouble. But Nasreddin Hodja, to the delight of his fellow villagers, was never stumped to deliver a witty one-liner.
Hodja, so-called for his wisdom (in Turkish "hoca" means both teacher and religious leader, both of whom are supposed to be knowing men), was sometimes an imam, leading prayers and other religious ceremonies, and sometimes a kadi, resolving local disputes. But he was, first and foremost, a small farmer who had a few live stock and a small land to cultivate. He is hard-working and honest, however, he is not immune to little cheatings every now and then. He is often poor. He and his family live very modestly, and from time to time they even suffer from abject poverty where there is no food or fire to keep them warm. Nasreddin Hodja is willing to do any job to support his family. Tough times make him sarcastic, but he maintains his sense of humour and optimism.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Cultural challenges

Cultural challenges from Medas, 9 B class (Albino Santos class)
10 questions about Portugal - quizz N.º 1 - interactive version
10 questions about Portugal - quizz N.º 1 - PowerPoint version
10 questions about Portugal - quizz N.º 2 - PowerPoint version
10 questions about Portugal - quizz N.º 3 - PowerPoint version

Thursday, 2 April 2009


The common story, made by schools from Slovakia, Turkiye and Corvo, is in the files of our EDL Group (Yahoo

Big Butterfly
Big Butterfly deoestevao1 Comenius Project

turkiye deoestevao1 Comenius Project

Big Butterfly Race - Ebims - 9 Grade
Big Butterfly Race - Ebims - 9 Grade deoestevao1 Comenius ProjectEropean Digital Library

Good work to Martinlongo and Medas.