In this PBL writing project, students are given a budget of $3,000 to plan their trip. This real-world project includes tickets, hotel accommodations, eating expenses, and sightseeing.
1. Plan Ahead
Students can decide where they want to visit and explain why. They can choose the means of travel and hotel accommodations by researching different websites. During the trip, expenses will be calculated on a spreadsheet.
After mapping out their trip, students will research to find out important and interesting facts about their destination. Information gained from the research can be written on the graphic organizer. With these facts, students will then design their own travel brochure.
3. Packing Up
Students will decide items they will need for their trip. They'll continue using a spreadsheet to help calculate their daily expenses during the trip.
Students will plan and reflect each day of their trip. It's fun to find local restaurants and visit local landmarks. They can even add photographs for their photo album and write postcards to family and friends.
As a culminating activity, students can use the app Green Screen by GoInk. Teachers can video each student in front of a green screen as they talk about their trip. Place the video in front of a background. The background can be a famous landmark.
Here's an video that gives you an idea of how Green Screen works.
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