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Travel Guides

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Subject:Arts & Humanities,
Social Sciences
Grade:6-8, 9-12

Brief Description
Students design travel guides for countries where Spanish is the official language.

Objectives

Students research information about countries where Spanish is the official language. Students use researched information to create travel guides about Spanish-speaking countries.

Keywords

Spanish, travel guide, brochure, country, language

Materials Needed

samples of travel guides or brochures, student-researched library sources or computers with Internet access, student-selected materials for creating travel guides

Lesson Plan

  • Prior to the lesson, contact a local travel agency to get several samples of travel guides or brochures.
  • Define the term travel guide for students. Show students samples of travel guides. Discuss the kinds of information included in each sample.
  • Have students choose or assign each student one of the following countries where Spanish is the official language: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela.
  • Tell students to use library sources or the Internet to research information about their chosen or assigned countries. Tell students their guides must include general background information about the country, places of interest, and activities for visitors.
  • After students complete their research, have them design and create the guide using any materials they choose.

Assessment

Evaluate students' completed travel guides.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts
NL-ENG.K-12.1
NL-ENG.K-12.3
NL-ENG.K-12.6
NL-ENG.K-12.7
NL-ENG.K-12.8
NL-ENG.K-12.9

Fine Arts
NA-VA.5-8.1
NA-VA.9-12.1

Social Sciences
NSS-G.K-12.2
NSS-G.K-12.4

09/25/2000