This is my first attempt at uploading my WebQuest file: Teen Travel Guide WebQuest
*Update* Link isn’t working here, so the WebQuest outline is below:
Topic: Foreign Language (Spanish)/Geography
Title: Teen Travel Guide
Collaborator: Eva Tomecka, Old Orchard Beach High School Spanish Teacher
Teen Travel Guide
Subject: Foreign Language (Spanish)/Geography Grades 9-12
Professor: Aimee Thompson/Eva Tomecka
Introduction: Vamos de Vacaciones! You are going on a getaway excursion to a foreign country. You will be using online resources to research your choice of a Spanish-speaking country and will combine the information into a travel brochure to share with the class.
Task: What country do you feel is the most student-friendly and exciting Spanish-speaking country to visit? Prove your point by highlighting the most important points of interest about your country, the most student-friendly accommodations and the most varied and exciting sight-seeing opportunities in your country.
Process: You will research a number of online resources to plan a 7-day excursion to a Spanish-speaking country of your choice. You may focus on one or two cities, or a particular region of your country. You need to have your country approved by your teacher and you may not do the same country as someone else in the class. You will spend 15-20 minutes using WikiTravel or Wikipedia to do some pre-searching. Look for things about a country that are interesting to you. Based on your pre-search, you will decide on a country. You will research possible airlines, hotels, daytrips, restaurants, historical sites, culture sites, outdoor adventures and more. Your brochure must include: Map–Label at least 10 landmarks on your map; you may cut and paste a map or draw it by hand. Cultural Information–List at least 10 pieces of cultural information or interesting facts a student traveler should know about the country before visiting. Historical Facts–List at least 10 noteworthy historical events in the country’s history. Itinerary–Include a trip itinerary for 7 days, giving specific details as to what the traveler will be doing each day; include airline used, which hotel the traveler will stay in, where meals will be eaten, what tours will be taken, and what sights will be seen. Please include the cost of your trip in your brochure.
Resources: Use the Rollyo list of travel/geography websites for your research:
You may also use the library’s online subscription database, CultureGrams. For your itinerary, you may use Expedia.com or Travelocity.com. A separate list of citations is required. You will submit a list of any resources and websites you use (articles, photos, maps, etc.) in MLA format.
Atlapedia: Key Facts and Statistics on Countries Around the World
CIA–The World Factbook
Country Reports: Cultural and Historical Facts
Geography Facts and Statistics
Portals to the World–Electronic Links to Information on Countries Around the World
Trek Earth–Photography and Culture Around the World
World Travel Guide
Evaluation: Your brochure will be graded based on the rubric you will be given. Requirements: Map–15 points possible. Cultural Information–20 points possible. Historical Information–20 points possible. Itinerary–30 points possible. Resources (in MLA format)–5 points possible. Neatness and Creativity–10 points possible.
Conclusion: You will do a self-evaluation of your brochure on the day of your presentation. After looking at other students’ trips, how would you change yours? You will also present your travel guide to the class and will survey your fellow classmates and teachers as to their opinion of your travel tips and the information you provide. At the conclusion of all presentations, the class will vote on the most interesting, exciting, and student-friendly trip. The winning trip will be highlighted at the International Club’s meeting.