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La familia real espaola Webquest


Parte 1: Quines son las personas en la familia?
Go to the following website to answer questions 1-10:
http://www.ctspanish.com/legends/king/royal.htm
1. What is the King of Spains name? __________________________________________________
2. What is the Queens name? ______________________________________________________
3. Who is the kings heir to the throne? _______________________________________________
4. Read about Felipe. Write something interesting/important about him!
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5. What is the Princes wifes name? __________________________________________________
6. Read about Letizia. Where is she from? Write something interesting/important about her!
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7. What does the Princess study? ___________________________________________________
8. What is the name of the oldest daughter of the King and Queen? _________________________
9. What is the name of the younger daughter of the King and Queen? ________________________
10. Who is the third in line to the Spanish throne? ______________________________________

Parte 2: Qu hace la Familia Real?


Go to the following website to answer questions 11-12:
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/spain/spanish-royal-family/853

11. Does the Royal Family of Spain have free reign to rule? _________________________________
12. How are the powers of monarchs limited by the Spanish government? What is the monarchys role!?
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Parte 3: Por qu no exista la Familia Real antes de 1975?


Go to the following website to answer questions 13-14:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_monarchy
13. What is a constitutional monarchy? How does it differ from an absolute monarchy?
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14. What is a democracy? Who has the power under this form of government?
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Parte 4: Cmo se representa la familia real en el arte?


Go to the following website to answer questions 15-20:
http://gardenofpraise.com/art52.htm
15. Take a look at the painting, Las meninas. How many people do you count? ______________
16. Who painted this Spanish masterpiece? ____________________________________________
17. What is the name of the King of Spain that Velzquez was asked to paint? How old was the King at
that time? _____________________________________________________________________
18. Can you spot the King in the painting? Where is he? ___________________________________
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19. What does las meninas mean? ___________________________________________________
20. How is this painting different from any traditional representation of a royal family?
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Parte 5: Discusin
What are the pros and cons of a constitutional monarchy? Would you support the idea of having
a United States royal family? Why or why not? (1-2 paragraphs in English on SEPARATE sheet of paper)
(Also, check out this recent article:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/world/story/2012-07-18/europe-royal-budget-cuts/56307780/1)