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Virtual Vacation Travel Guide

Active Learning | Transformation Level | Social Studies

Objectives

  • Students will be able to use the internet as a research tool
  • Students will be able to navigate a website
  • Students will be able to use map skills
  • Students will understand the importance of the role of economics in their lives
  • Students will understand the history of Miami Beach
  • Students will understand how human activity affects the physical environment
  • Students will know ways in which people view and relate to places and regions differently

Procedure

  • Whole group instruction via television monitor
  • Introduce and demonstrate a virtual world tour through earth.google.com
  • Introduce and explain worksheet and expectations of assignment
  • Students will independently complete worksheet using their wireless laptop
  • Upon completion of worksheet, students will reassemble in a whole group setting to review and discuss their findings
  • Brainstorm with students as to how they want to create a Travel Guide using Technology

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
  • Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.
  • Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
  • Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
  • Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.

Materials

  • Wireless Laptops
  • GoogleEarth (free download)
  • Television
  • World Globe
  • Worksheets

Alternatives/Extensions

  • Student generated Travel Guide based on the areas visited through the virtual vacation.

Grade Level: 3-5