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Travel Agent Web Quest

  1. 1. Student Travel Agency Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] WebQuest for 12 th Grade Speech Designed by Mr. Coniglio [email_address] Flickr, blogrodent
  2. 2. Introduction Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>In the world today, speaking is becoming more and more important. No matter what your career is, there is a situation in which you will have to speak in public, in front of colleagues, or in a small group. Being able to persuade people is an effective and useful tool. </li></ul><ul><li>In this assignment you will practice this skill and learn the real world applications of persuasive speaking. You will take on the role of a travel agent and use the Internet to research a country, and present it to your classmates (clients). </li></ul><ul><li>So put on that imaginary hat, and pretend that you are a world renowned travel agent. </li></ul><ul><li>Your company has picked YOU to find a country that you have researched. </li></ul><ul><li>Then find 5 interesting reasons/facts why this country would be a good place to visit. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, use PowerPoint and your own notes to give a 4-5 presentation on the amazing country you have researched. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Task Student Page Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>For this project, we have some fairly clear goals to attain which we hope to complete by the end of the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The idea of the Webquest is to help us all understand the importance of professional persuasive speech. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To use the World Wide Web as an effective tool in research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To provide clear concise information in an appeasing way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective use of visual aids in presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand time management as a tool in speech </li></ul></ul>Title
  4. 4. The Process Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>Day 1: </li></ul><ul><li>First step is to decide on a country (Use Mr. C’s handouts and maps) </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have decided on a country, use the approved website list to find which websites have the best information on a certain country </li></ul><ul><li>Note: If you find another website on the list, run it by Mr. C before using as a source. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Use this day to continue your research and begin looking at information that might become your 5 points of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Day 3: </li></ul><ul><li>After the third day of research, be sure to find and turn in the 5 reasons of interest to Mr. C. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 4: </li></ul><ul><li>The next day in the computer lab will be used for the overview of brochure that we will be creating. We will be using Microsoft Word to create this handout for the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 5: </li></ul><ul><li>Create the brochure, being sure to include your 5 points of interest, general facts about the country, and picture or location on map. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Process page 2 Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>Day 6: </li></ul><ul><li>Note cards will be the aid used in this speech. So the next step is to write either an outline or the actual speech on your note cards to use during the speech. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 7: </li></ul><ul><li>The brochures are due today. We will have the class period in the lab to help everyone finish. A printed copy is due to Mr. C by the end of the hour. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 8: </li></ul><ul><li>First day of presentations is today. Be sure to have all the material you need </li></ul><ul><li>Day 9: </li></ul><ul><li>Final day of presentations (Hopefully…) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Making A Brochure : Student Travel Agency           Teacher Name: Mr. Coniglio Student Name:     ________________________________________ CATEGORY 20 15 10 5 Writing - Organization Each section in the brochure has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Almost all sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. Most sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. Less than half of the sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. Writing - Grammar There are no grammatical mistakes in the brochure. There are no grammatical mistakes in the brochure after feedback from an adult. There are 1-2 grammatical mistakes in the brochure even after feedback from an adult. There are several grammatical mistakes in the brochure even after feedback from an adult. Content - Accuracy All facts in the brochure are accurate. 99-90% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. 89-80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. Fewer than 80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. Attractiveness & Organization The brochure has exceptionally attractive formatting and well-organized information. The brochure has attractive formatting and well-organized information. The brochure has well-organized information. The brochure's formatting and organization of material are confusing to the reader. Sources Careful and accurate records are kept to document the source of 95-100% of the facts and graphics in the brochure. Careful and accurate records are kept to document the source of 94-85% of the facts and graphics in the brochure. Careful and accurate records are kept to document the source of 84-75% of the facts and graphics in the brochure. Sources are not documented accurately or are not kept on many facts and graphics. Writing - Mechanics Capitalization and punctuation are correct throughout the brochure. Capitalization and punctuation are correct throughout the brochure after feedback from an adult. There are 1-2 capitalization and/or punctuation errors in the brochure even after feedback from an adult. There are several capitalization or punctuation errors in the brochure even after feedback from an adult. Date Created: Nov 03, 2008 11:02 am (CST)
  7. 7. Conclusion Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Hope this project helps us all understand the importance of persuasive speaking and shows the real world applications of it. Plus you get to research about a fun and exciting place that you have never learned about before. Good luck and I can’t wait to see your finished products.
  8. 8. Credits & References Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>Thanks to Mrs. Kuehnast who helped me to brainstorm my ideas to find this great lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>List of Websites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.psdschools.org/documentlibrary/downloads/Curriculum/Standards/Essential_Standards/Language_Arts/K-12_Essential_Standards_Language_Arts-Complete.pdf (Standard 2) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-191500002-destination_guides_vacations-i;_ylt=Ap9XQVkbPMH.uOIdI5bKs1ahpYMA </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ops.org/lang-art/travel.html </li></ul>
  9. 9. Student Travel Agency [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page A WebQuest for 12 th grade Speech Designed by Mr. Coniglio Matt Coniglio [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  10. 10. Introduction (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson was developed in a mixture of lessons I had at Legacy High School in Broomfield, CO and my own mind. This lesson is designed to help students improve their professional and persuasive speaking skills. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion In the world today, speaking is becoming more and more important. No matter what your career is, there is a situation in which you will have to speak in public, in front of colleagues, or in a small group. Being able to persuade people is an effective and useful tool. In this assignment you will practice this skill and learn the real world applications of persuasive speaking. You will take on the role of a travel agent and use the Internet to research a country, and present it to your classmates (clients).
  11. 11. Learners (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson is designed for really any high school grade speech class. It is designed to help students see the real world applications of speech. The persuasive and professional aspects of this presentation will also help to hone the students’ skills. Prior to beginning students will need to know how to research using databases and search engines. Also they will need to know how to format a speech and how to make an outline. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  12. 12. Curriculum Standards (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page <ul><li>The standards that this project will explore are: </li></ul><ul><li>PSD Speech Standards: </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of persuasive speech and the use of it in an effective way </li></ul><ul><li>The professional aspects of speaking in front of small or large groups. </li></ul><ul><li>This project will hopefully lead our students to a more positive view of speech and how it can be used in many different careers. They will learn to use credible sources to make a professional presentation that is concise and organized in an effective manner. </li></ul>Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  13. 13. The Process (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion Day 1: First step is to decide on a country (Use Mr. C’s handouts and maps) Ensure there are good sources. Once you have decided on a country, use the approved website list to find which websites have the best information on a certain country Note: If you find another website on the list, run it by Mr. C before using as a source. Day 2: Use this day to continue your research and begin looking at information that might become your 5 points of interest. Make sure to do checks with students on topics. Day 3: After the third day of research, be sure to find and turn in the 5 reasons of interest to Mr. C. Day 4: The next day in the computer lab will be used for the overview of brochure that we will be creating. We will be using Microsoft Word to create this handout for the class. Maybe have Lab tech do demonstration on MS Word and making a brochure. Day 5: Create the brochure, being sure to include your 5 points of interest, general facts about the country, and picture or location on map. Day 6: Note cards will be the aid used in this speech. So the next step is to write either an outline or the actual speech on your note cards to use during the speech. Day 7: The brochures are due today. We will have the class period in the lab to help everyone finish. A printed copy is due to Mr. C by the end of the hour. Day 8: First day of presentations is today. Be sure to have all the material you need Day 9: Final day of presentations (Hopefully…)
  14. 14. Resources (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page <ul><li>Describe what's needed to implement this lesson. Some of the possibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab time/Internet Access. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials about foreign countries (Multiple Copies) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian assistance/ Lab Para for MS Word Demo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.psdschools.org/documentlibrary/downloads/Curriculum/Standards/Essential_Standards/Language_Arts/K-12_Essential_Standards_Language_Arts-Complete.pdf (Standard 2) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-191500002-destination_guides_vacations-i;_ylt=Ap9XQVkbPMH.uOIdI5bKs1ahpYMA </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ops.org/lang-art/travel.html </li></ul>Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  15. 15. Credits [ Teacher Page ] Evaluation (Teacher) Making A Brochure : Student Travel Agency           Teacher Name: Mr. Coniglio Student Name:     ________________________________________ CATEGORY 20 15 10 5 Writing - Organization Each section in the brochure has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Almost all sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. Most sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. Less than half of the sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. Writing - Grammar There are no grammatical mistakes in the brochure. There are no grammatical mistakes in the brochure after feedback from an adult. There are 1-2 grammatical mistakes in the brochure even after feedback from an adult. There are several grammatical mistakes in the brochure even after feedback from an adult. Content - Accuracy All facts in the brochure are accurate. 99-90% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. 89-80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. Fewer than 80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. Attractiveness & Organization The brochure has exceptionally attractive formatting and well-organized information. The brochure has attractive formatting and well-organized information. The brochure has well-organized information. The brochure's formatting and organization of material are confusing to the reader. Sources Careful and accurate records are kept to document the source of 95-100% of the facts and graphics in the brochure. Careful and accurate records are kept to document the source of 94-85% of the facts and graphics in the brochure. Careful and accurate records are kept to document the source of 84-75% of the facts and graphics in the brochure. Sources are not documented accurately or are not kept on many facts and graphics. Writing - Mechanics Capitalization and punctuation are correct throughout the brochure. Capitalization and punctuation are correct throughout the brochure after feedback from an adult. There are 1-2 capitalization and/or punctuation errors in the brochure even after feedback from an adult. There are several capitalization or punctuation errors in the brochure even after feedback from an adult. Date Created: Nov 03, 2008 11:02 am (CST)
  16. 16. Teacher Script (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Day 1: Explain process, assignment, and overall goal. Make sure to clarify questions and display an agenda. Help students to pick topic and country of interest. Day 2: Show students brief demo of one of the approved sites. Monitor and help when necessary. Make sure to explain that 5 points of interest are due next class Day 3: Last day to research for 5 points of interest. Students must turn them in by end of period. Day 4: MS word demo. Have Lab para be prepared to present. Afterwards, be able to help the students that need assistance in creating the brochure. Day 5: Assist in brochure making. Make the speech schedule so students know when they will go. Day 6: Note cards or outline are due by end of hour. Have examples to show students. Next class period is last time to work on brochures. Day 7: make sure all students are caught up and ready to turn in brochures. Day 8: First day of presentations. Make sure to have an accomodations met for students with special presentations and have copies of brochures made. Day 9: Same as 8. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  17. 17. Conclusion (Teacher) Hope this project helps us all understand the importance of persuasive speaking and shows the real world applications of it. Plus you get to research about a fun and exciting place that you have never learned about before. Good luck and I can’t wait to see your finished products. [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  18. 18. Credits & References (Teacher) Thanks to Mrs. Kuehnast who helped me to brainstorm my ideas to find this great lesson. List of Websites: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html http://www.psdschools.org/documentlibrary/downloads/Curriculum/Standards/Essential_Standards/Language_Arts/K-12_Essential_Standards_Language_Arts-Complete.pdf (Standard 2) http:// www.worldtravelguide.net /country/ http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-191500002-destination_guides_vacations-i;_ylt=Ap9XQVkbPMH.uOIdI5bKs1ahpYMA http:// www.lonelyplanet.com / http://www.ops.org/lang-art/travel.html [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion

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