YOU BE THE TRAVEL AGENT
A Social Studies WebQuest on Canada
You are a travel agent working for The World Wide Web Travel Agency. The agency has asked you to create a "travel page" on a Canadian province for a big advertising campaign that is attempting to attract tourists to visit Canada.
You will create a "Canadian Province Slide Show" for presentation to prospective tousits using ClarisWorks or Microsoft PowerPoint. Your presentation will highlight the provincial attractions that will encourage tourists to visit that region of Canada.You will need to include any information that might be helpful for a toursist visiting your province for the first time. This information might include such things as what the region is famous for, "not to be missed" sites, things to do, weather information, general facts on the province such as major cities, population, history, transportation systems, topography (the lay of the land), culture, sports, currency, monuments, museums, cities, historical sites, annual events, and anything else that you feel is important.
Remember that the purpose of your "slide show" will be to create interest in your province so that the tourist will be encouraged to visit. As a result, your presentation should be visually attractive and informative. Include some pictures that will help to illustrate the province's major attractions. You might even want to create a catchy travel slogan for your province.
The purpose of a slide show is to illustrate a presentation that you are making on a specific topic so that your audience will remember what you are talking about. A slide show helps to reinforce the details of your talk with pictures and examples. Your audience will understand and remember your topic better if you have done a good job of creating a "picture which is worth a thousand words"! Think of your slide show as the "picture", but also remember that you must give your audience the details, in your speech, that the "picture" is illustrating. A slide show without the details of the spoken word is not acceptable.
Students will be graded on the quality of their slide show as well as the content of presentation. Have you revised your writing so that your finished product is reflective of your best effort? Do the slides help illustrate the main points of your presentation? Are your slides clear and easy to view and understand? Have you included enough information and pictures without creating a cluttered and difficult to read slide? Do you think that your presentation will capture the interest of your audience? Will they want to visit "your" province after your presentation? Would you be excited by this presentation?
While some students may choose to work in groups of two on this webquest, keep in mind that the content of the finished product must demonstrate the efforts of two students.
When your presentation is complete, you will discover that you have learned a great deal about a part of the country that you live in. In addition, you will have perfected your skills at using the Internet as a research tool and learned how to make a multimedia presentation.
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on January 30, 2004
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