The Year 2011
On looking down memory lane, which international events do you remember from the year that has just passed? Make a list of five events and compare with a fellow student?
Watch this video and do the following tasks.
After watching Google's attempt to sum up 2011:
- Which event(s) do you miss from a Norwegian point of view?
- Why do you think this/these events are missing?
- We get a quick glimpse of the Norwegian flag in the video. What is the context?
- Discuss why the events in the video and in the survey by Google Zeitgeist (ten top events/persons) were the results of the most commonly searched words in 2011.
- Make your own news board with ten headings that you think reflect the most significant international and local news in 2011.
- How many matches were there between your list and that of Google?
- Did any of Google's top ranking search words surprise you. If so, why?