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Title: Travel Brochure
Subject: Geography/ Language Arts
th
th
Grade Level: 5
-7
Time: 2 90-minute periods
Objective: Students will better understand the history, culture and geography of a place the
expedition team is visiting by making a travel brochure for a particular region.
Method:
Each student will be responsible for researching a particular tourist attraction, historical site or
park, and developing a informational travel brochure for their place of interest. Each student’s
brochure must include photos, at least one chart, five persuasive reasons to visit, and use
persuasion to attract tourists. Use the Travel Brochure worksheet to help students organize
their data and locate research tools on the Internet.
Common Core State Anchor Standards:
Key Ideas and Details
1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences
from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions
drawn from the text.
2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize
the key supporting details and ideas.
3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the
course of a text.
Craft and Structure
4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical,
connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape
meaning or tone.
5. Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and
larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each
other and the whole.
6. Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
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Title: Travel Brochure
Subject: Geography/ Language Arts
th
th
Grade Level: 5
-7
Time: 2 90-minute periods
Objective: Students will better understand the history, culture and geography of a place the
expedition team is visiting by making a travel brochure for a particular region.
Method:
Each student will be responsible for researching a particular tourist attraction, historical site or
park, and developing a informational travel brochure for their place of interest. Each student’s
brochure must include photos, at least one chart, five persuasive reasons to visit, and use
persuasion to attract tourists. Use the Travel Brochure worksheet to help students organize
their data and locate research tools on the Internet.
Common Core State Anchor Standards:
Key Ideas and Details
1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences
from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions
drawn from the text.
2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize
the key supporting details and ideas.
3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the
course of a text.
Craft and Structure
4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical,
connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape
meaning or tone.
5. Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and
larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each
other and the whole.
6. Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
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Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including
visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
8. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity
of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
9. Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build
knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
10. Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and
proficiently.
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Travel Brochure
Your task is to highlight a particular region along the Expedition Team's route and create an
attractive and informative travel brochure. Make sure that you use persuasive techniques to
influence potential tourists to come to your region, hotel or restaurant. In each case you must
display knowledge of cultural traditions (for example if you are creating brochure for a local
restaurant, learn what foods people of the that region eat; if you are creating a national park
brochure, make sure you provide information about the ecological and historical importance of
the area.)
Answer the questions below to help you provide proper information for your brochure.
1. What region/place are you researching? _______________________________________
2. Name three reasons people should travel to your region. What makes it unique?
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
3. What can tourists expect when they arrive to your region?
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
4. Use six adjectives to describe your region, restaurant, or hotel.
________________
___________________
___________________
________________
___________________
___________________
5. How will tourists get to your region, restaurant, or hotel? Give specific directions from your
hometown.
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
6. What species of animals might tourists see while visiting the region?
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
7. What activities does the region provide for tourists?
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
8. How much money does the tourist need to budget?
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
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9. Why should tourists choose this destination over anywhere else in the world?
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
Remember that the more details you add to your brochure, the more appealing it will be. Also,
include photos, charts, graphs, and other persuasive writing techniques that will make your
brochure more appealing and attractive.
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