Planning a Dream Vacation
Students will identify and examine characteristics of a specific country, as well as what it would take to organize a trip there.
Students should aquire:
- magazines/videos/internet sources/travel brochures
- information from a country's consulate
- travel plan info. (eg. transportation and accomodation arrangments)
- Students choose a country that they would like to go to.
- After students gather various resources on their chosen country, they write a detailed travelling plan including:
- background/history of country, and their preferred places to visit (eg. historical sites, landmarks).
- Time of year they are travelling (while considering country's climate, and travel costs)
- Duration of journey
- What they should bring
- Accomodations and meal arrangements (keeping in mind what the local foods are, and if they are willing to be a little adventurous)
- Getting information on acquiring passports and immunization (relative to chosen country).
- etc. (depending on grade level, and how detailed the student is able/willing to get)
- Examining aspects of travel safety, and their chosen country's laws and customs
- With all this information, students will create a mock diary and photo album of their trip (from boarding the plane, to arriving back home), and present the details of their trip to the class.
Don't Bring it Back can be obtained by writing to:
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- Canadian Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trades
Tips for travelling abroad.
- DFAIT: Bon voyage, but...
Online booklet given to passport applicants- has lots of useful travel info.
- Passport Office
- Governments on the WWW: Representations in Foreign Countries
Consulate and Embassy info. and contacts around the world.
- Canadian Society for International Health
Talks about vaccinations and health issues.