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Let's Go on a Virtual Field Trip!

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 Directions in Power Point Format

Introduction

Grab your mouse and let's travel!  As the tour guide, it is your job to visit a country in advance, then tell others about the highlights of your experience.  Prepare visitors so that "culture shock" is not shocking; instead, let's enjoy our cultural differences as we explore our world together.

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Task

On your virtual visit you will compare the culture and products of the country visited to your own, and communicate your findings to your peers.    BON VOYAGE!

  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or to readers on a variety of topics. 

  •  Demonstrate an understanding of the products of the culture studied. 

  • Demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of cultures 

 

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Process

  1. Choose a country that you would like to visit.

  2. Take notes as you research using library and internet resources.

  3. Create a PowerPoint which includes the following slides:

    • Slide 1 - Creative Title, Your Name, Your Hour, Date Due

    • Slide 2 - Capital City, Country Name, Continent, Country's Flag, with Anthem playing in background (try to find out what the pictures and colors of the flag symbolize)

    • Slide 3 - PEOPLE

      • Population

      • Language (s) spoken.  

      • WHY do you think this language (or these languages) are spoken in this country?  Think back to the introduction to languages unit.  Think about the location of the country.

      • Religion

    • Slide 4 - CLIMATE 

      • Desert, tropical, ? (Be specific for travelers so they know what to pack!)

      • Average temperatures for seasons or travel months

      • Average rainfall/snowfall

    • Slide 5 - AGRICULTURE

      • Crops

      • Livestock

      • Why do you think this country produces these crops and creatures?  (Think about the country's geographical location and climate)

    • Slide 6 - Traditional Foods 

      • List at least 3 main foods that people eat routinely or for special occasions. 

      • Include pictures if possible.

    • Slide 7 - Manufactured Products 

      • List the products produced by this country and what it exports.  

      • Why do you think this country produces such products???

    • Slide 8 - TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

      • Explain and suggest what visitors should do and/or see while there.  List at least 3 main monuments or attractions????  Special events to plan a visit around?????????  

    • Slide 9 - RECOMMENDATIONS

      • Would you recommend this country for a real visit???  

      • WHY or WHY NOT?  

    • Slide 10 - SOURCES

      • List your sources in alphabetical order

      • KEEP TRACK AS YOU GO!

      • For search engines, you can just say the main site like http://www.yahooligans.com/ for example.

    • EXTRA CREDIT

      • Find a recipe to share with class.  Write the name of the recipe, the country from where it came, found by and your name, and the entire recipe on an 8 X 11 page.  We will make a class cookbook from the recipes.

       

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Resources

Utilize the following resources to discover facts about a country of your choice.

 

From CJHS library:

  • The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2001.  New Jersey: World Almanac Books, 2001.

  • The World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places.  Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1998.

  • World Book Millennium 2000.  Chicago: World Book, Inc., 2000.

Internet Resources:

 

Anthems

  • Click here to find an anthem (a midi file that will play music).  Click on the country, then  RIGHT click.  Choose "Save target as," and click.  Next, "Save in" folder for your class and rename it "Canadian Anthem" so you can find it later.

  •  http://www.national-anthems.net/

Facts

  •  Click here to find a flag and facts about the country.  Go to the link that says, "Flags and facts."  Click on the continent, then scroll down to find the country.  To save the flag to your disc, point to the flag and RIGHT click.  Choose "Save Picture as."  Next, "Save in" 31/2 Floppy (drive A), then rename the file name to something like "Canadian Flag" so you can find it later.
     

  • Also search Yahooligans for more information.
     

  •  Britannica Encyclopedia online
    http://www.britannica.com/
     

  •  US State Department website http://www.state.gov/countries/
     

  • http://www.infoplease.com/countries.html
     

  • Be sure to let Mrs. R. know if you find any great sites.

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Last Updated: 11/20/2006

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