Vacation Time

GO ON A VACATION

Goalto present a plan for going on a vacation

Objectives:

1. be able to imagine a real or imaginary place to visit (essential)
2. to know the tourist attractions of that place
3. to know the climate of that place at the time of year of the visit
4. be able to design and create an advertising poster or brochure (essential)
5. be able to design and create a costume
6. be able to write and present a three-minute skit
7. be able to cooperatively work in a group (essential)
8. be able to present work on time

Procedure:

1. Think about a place you’d like to visit. It might be a real place you have learned about in Social Studies (e.g. Japan), a real place depicted in a novel (e.g. the Ozark Mountains in ‘Where the Red Fern Grows’) or a completely fictional place (e.g. the world Meggie enters in ‘Inkheart’). It might simply be a place you’ve always wanted to visit.

2. Imagine what you would see in that place. What would you do? Where would you stay? What would you eat? Who would you meet? What would the weather be like?

3. Using the art materials your teacher gives you, design a poster or brochure with an itinerary for a one-day adventure.

4. Using the materials in the bag your teacher gives you, design a costume that humorously depicts some aspect of life in your tourist destination. (Teacher: gather various partly damaged art supplies and other unwanted supplies in your classroom and put them into large garbage bags; give each group one bag to use.)

5. Create a three-minute skit about your vacation spot.

6. Be ready to present your costume and skit on _________________

 

Marking Criteria:

Your teacher will look at your work to determine if you have reached the eight objectives listed at the beginning. You will then receive one of the following marks:
1. Not yet meeting grade level expectations (the essential objectives have not been met)
2. Meeting grade level expectations (the essential objectives have been met)
3. Fully meeting grade level expectations (all the objectives have been met)
4. Exceeding grade level expectations (all the objectives have been met and the quality of the work is beyond what is expected at your grade level)

 

[This page may be copied for use with students if the following credit is provided: ©2009 Sophie Rosen.]

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