Time: 3-4 weeks
For this project the student will assume the role of a travel agent and will design an extensive tour for their geography class. This tour will be designed for the cultural area you are currently studying.
The first three items should be completed at the beginning of school as least 4 months before the project is actually assigned. The following procedures should be completed when the project is assigned.
There will be two grades for this unit: one for the preliminary and one for the actual days in country.
Possible Pts. Pts. Earned 1. Folder 5 a. Name of country on outside 5 b. Your name on outside 5 2. Flight Information 5 a. Flight chart 5 b. Flight to (paragraph form) 5 c. Flight back (paragraph form) 5 3. Passport application 5 a. Directions on how to apply 5 4. VISA (information) 5 5. Health requirements 5 6. Languages 5 7. Electricity 5 8. Currency Exchange Rate 5 9. Customs 5 10. Map of World 5 a. Route to drawn on 3 b. Route back drawn on 2 11. Map of country 5 12. Clothing 5 13. Illustrated throughout 5 14. Typed or written in ink 5 ------- Total possible points 100
As travel agent, you will plan the tour to show the customs (urban and rural), arts, history, architecture, transportation, entertainment, recreation, topographical features, flora and fauna of the countries visited.
- Your itinerary should be kept in a loose leaf binder (behind preliminary).
- The information should be neatly typed or written in ink.
- The tour must be 10 days in length. Each day will be precisely planned.
- The tour will begin and end at your hometown airport. Specify date (month, day).
- You must include a detailed map or maps of your trip plotting each site visited.
- Your travelogue should be illustrated throughout of the different places you visit (Illustrations do not have to be of specific place visited).
- The following items must be included:
- State the purpose of each site visited, i.e., museum, state farmers' market. (Research each and why it is important - not just the name).
- Use unique, varied modes of transportation making sure you have included the major mode of the area. (Be sure and tell how you are going from one place to another).
- Include activities which would provide experience with the native countrymen.
- Include recreational and entertainment types of activities. (Only one day you may divide and have 2 1/2 days free.)
- Include possible menu for each Sunday dinner while on tour. The foods should be native to the country visited. You must have a menu.
- Funds are unlimited.
- Describe the living accommodations of each place visited, i.e., hostel, hotel, tent, etc., and tell where (street name) each is located.
Flight charts to and from your country should include the following:
- Flight Number
- Arrival Time
- Departure Time
- Airline Name