Subject:

Travel

Thematic Scenario:

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be . . .

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students obtain information, demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the perspectives and practices of traveling in the target culture, and apply cultural knowledge beyond the school setting.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Information relating to all aspects of travel (destination, clothing, luggage, currency, passport, tickets, transportation, food, hotels, etc.)
Geographical background information.
Cultural norms of destination country.
Math skills for currency exchange.
Time zones.

Strategies:

Individual Activities:
Students use available resources to research travel information for the target country.
Students keep a travel journal beginning with the planning stages and ending with return home.
Students write letters home about adventures on the trip.
Written Projects:
Students make maps showing the path of their trip through the target country.
Students create a display depicting souvenirs from their travels.
Pair Activities:
Students use authentic maps to learn how to navigate around the target city using available transportation.
Students create travel brochures including tourist attractions and daily life.
Students create travel video "How To Plan A Trip" including purpose, packing, transportation, hotels, activities, places of interest, phrases needed to communicate, etc.
Cooperative Learning:
Students act out travel problems encountered on a trip to the target country.
Students plan and perform an adventure encountered on their trip.

Assessments:

Students research travel information for the target country, meeting rubric criteria..
Students keep a travel journal meeting checklist criteria.
Students write letters home about adventures on the trip meeting checklist criteria.
Students make maps showing the path of their trip through the target country meeting specified criteria.
Students create a display depicting souvenirs from their travels meeting specified criteria.
Students use authentic maps to learn how to navigate around the target city using available transportation, using specified criteria.
Students create travel brochures meeting specified criteria.
Students create travel video "How To Plan A Trip" meeting rubric criteria.
Students act out travel problems meeting specified criteria.
Students plan and perform an adventure encountered on their trip meeting rubric criteria.

Resources:

Internet
Library research/resources
Videos