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tech lessons: ¡Vamos a viajar!

Title: ¡Vamos a viajar! - Voyageons!

Topic: Travel Brochure

Level: Middle School - High School

Standards Addressed:
Foreign Language Standards   NETS Performance Indicators (6-8)
1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2   1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
Timeframe: 8 weeks - 1 meeting per week

Materials Needed: Computer with MS Publisher, library availability

Activity instructions: See below

Assessment: Rubric (see below)

Liz Kolody
Tinton Falls School
674 Tinton Avenue
Tinton, Falls, NJ 07724
ekolody@tfs.k12.nj.us

GRADE 7 WORLD LANGUAGE/TECHNOLOGY/INFO-TECH PROJECT
*TRAVEL BROCHURE IN PUBLISHER*

  • Each student shall research a predetermined (random draw) French or Spanish speaking country.
  • Each student shall explore various means of obtaining information.
  • The following sources shall be required and cited in the MLA format on the brochure:
    • At least 1 on-line encyclopedia and 1 print encyclopedia
    • At least 1 reference book
    • At least 1 source from the general collection
    • At least 3 Websites
  • The publication must include but is not limited to the following specific areas:
  • You MUST touch on each of the following bulleted areas IN DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPHS.
  • Hint. Keep in mind the holistic scoring guidelines followed in Language Arts.
GEOGRAPHY    
Climate Environment - current issues  
Natural hazards ??? - student's choice  
     
PEOPLE    
Religions Languages  
Ethnic make-up(what types of people will you encounter - i.e.: In Mexico, there are Indians, Caucasians, etc.)
     
GOVERNMENT    
Capital Type of government  
National holiday(s)    
     
ECONOMY    
Exported products Imported products Currency
Exchange rate (provide practical example - i.e.: A sweater that costs $12US costs 4 pesos.)
     
CULTURE (Extra Credit)    
Traditions??? Music 1 artist (brief description)
Quirky fact (i.e.: The majority to Spain shuts down for siesta between the hours of 12:00pm and 4:00pm.)

Additionally, the following multimedia components are REQUIRED:

  • A picture of the flag that represents your chosen country
  • A map of your chosen country
  • A self-created graph representing the population of your chosen country
    • One of the above must be downloaded and one of the above must be scanned.

The following multimedia components are EXTRA CREDIT:

  • A sample of the currency used in your chosen country
  • A sample of artwork by an artist native to your chosen country

7th GRADE WORLD LANGUAGE/TECHNOLOGY/INFO-TECH PROJECT
*TRAVEL BROCHURE IN MS PUBLISHER*

Name __________________________________________
Computer Class Day: A B C D Period: _________________
Country: ________________________________________

  RESEARCH & CONTENT MULTIMEDIA NUTS & BOLTS
1
Needs Work
  • Less than 7 sources were used effectively
  • Some factual information is correct
  • Lack of effort shown in researching the topic
  • Content does not align with the assignment guidelines and standards
  • Less than 3 media were used
  • Assignment standards were not met
  • Project shows little evidence of creative media use
  • Many technical problems affecting presentation
  • Little or no effort in proofreading
  • Information is unorganized
  • Much of the factual information is incorrect
  • Insufficient amount of information is provided
2
On Target
  • 7 sources were used effectively
  • Most factual information is correct
  • Sufficient effort shown in researching the topic
  • Content aligns with assignment guidelines and standards
  • 3 media were used
  • Assignment standards were met
  • Project shows beginning of creative multimedia use
  • Few technical problems affecting presentation
  • Evidence of proofreading
  • Information is organized and easily understood
  • Factual information is mostly correct
  • Sufficient amount of information is provided
3
Excellent
  • More than 7 sources were used effectively
  • All factual information is correct
  • Much effort shown in researching the topic
  • Content goes above and beyond the assignment guidelines and standards
  • More than 3 media were used
  • Project went above and beyond assignment standards
  • Project shows creative and effective use of media
  • Few to no technical problems affecting presentation
  • Project shows high level of proofreading accuracy
  • Information is organized in a pleasing manner
  • Factual information shows a high level of accuracy
  • More than enough information is provided
  Score:__________ Score:__________ Score:__________

Written by: Liz Kolody and Martha Leonhardt - Tinton Falls School District

   

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