This project engages students to prepare
a digital, online presentation the
persuades their classmates to invest in a
fictional European vacation.
This Project is:
› Authentic because students are asked to perform
real-world tasks that demonstrate meaningful
application of essential knowledge and skills which
include researching, planning, budgeting, designing,
› Cooperative because students work in groups in
order to help foster socialized learning and better
their communication skills.
› Active because students engage the material by
reading, writing, talking, listening, and reflecting. This
differs from a traditional classroom in which the
teacher delivers most of the information.
Students will learn standard research methods
Students will use different types of technology
in order to create a final project
Students will demonstrate teamwork.
Students will experience a workplace
Students will demonstration organization skills
for both written and oral communication.
Students will demonstrate proper
ISTE NETS Standards
-All standards are met by this activity but these
are emphasized most:
1. Research and information fluency
2. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and
3. Creativity and Innovation
SD Content Standards
9-12.G.1.1. Students are able to use
resources, data services, and
geographic tools that generate and
9-12.G.2.4. Students are able to identify the
main characteristics of cultural
Computer w/ Microsoft PowerPoint or
Enroll in www.slideshare.net
› How to use slideshare.net (TUTORIAL)
World Geography Text Book
You are a travel agent and are planning a European Vacation. You are competing with your classmates to
create the vacation that your customer wants to travel on. The winning presentation receives 10 extra credit
You will create your presentation on either Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, or Prezi.com. .
These MUST be included:
Map of your country.
Maps of the cities you visit.
The country’s national flag.
At least 4 sites or cities of interest.
Round-Trip Airline Ticket
Hotel (For each city)
Inter-country Transportation (As necessary)
Car Rental (If you choose to rent one)
Public Transportation (A must in big cities)
Many European countries use the Euro, be sure you know what your country’s currency is. (Google a currency converter)
Picture of place
Description of why your customer wants to go there.
Admission to Sites (Google them)
Estimated food costs and souvenir money.
The currency in the country and what the exchange rate is with the $.
A total estimation of cost (Provide a charted breakdown of cost)
Many cities will have a tourist pack you can buy that includes Metro Tickets.
You can include any other information you think necessary such as history, climate, special cultural differences
from America, important holidays or events a tourist should go to, etc…
This presentation must be shared publicly at slideshare.net with link to the URL posted on the discussion board on
our class Blackboard site.
Students will be assessed on the rubric
provided on the next slide.
Students will be assessed based on their
introduction, content of the presentation
and PowerPoint, writing mechanics,
layout, graphics, and teamwork.
Students will be assessed individually and
as part of a group.
› Teacher will introduce project and rubric.
› Using Instant Classroom, the teacher will randomly assign students into
groups of three.
› Using a computer cart, each group will register for a Slide Share
account and watch the tutorial at www.slideshare.net.
› Teacher will distribute a list of possible countries for students to explore
on the internet.
› Students will spend 10 minutes of the class period researching
countries from the list.
› Teacher will number each group and randomly draw a numbered
playing card from a deck. The corresponding group will have first
choice of countries. Once a country is selected, no other group may
select that country. The process will continue until every group has
selected a country.
› Students will use the remaining time to become more familiar with
their country. Teacher will serve as a resource person.
Day 3/Day 4
› Students will research and compile information
for their presentation making sure to include all
required elements (see slide 7).
› Students will review, organize, and edit
› Students will create a Prezi, PowerPoint, or Apple
› Teacher will serve as a resource person.
› Students will present their project to the class.
Teacher will evaluate using the rubric (see slide