This is a project I created several years ago when my 9th grade students were reading The Odyssey. I wanted a project to assess their understanding of an epic, that would also allow them to do research for an authentic product. My class ranged from English learners to gifted students. I also had many student who were artistic and tech savvy.
Students were put in groups and then allowed to create their own epic trip. They then had to create a travel brochure with the details of their trip. It had to include at least three cities, with details about transportation within and between them, hotel accommodations and cost, and sites of interest with any associated fees as well as a description incorporating imagery. Many of these students said this was their favorite project of the year.
I have included a description of the project, a list of common core standards which are met, a handout for students explaining the project, another giving instructions for citing sources, a sheet for taking notes, and another for planning.
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