Beach resorts can be exciting getaways for families and friends, but what would it take for students to create and design their very own? This project based learning activity does just that, allowing students to use their creativity and imagination to create a resort. From pools and fantastic food to budgeting and blueprints, this resort will be whatever your students can imagine.
Build A Beach Resort
integrates elements of research, planning, math, ELA, and more skills as students plan, build, and design a beach resort. By the end of this PBL students will work through the process of creating a beach resort from scratch that’s filled with activities that’ll keep vacationers wanting to come back year after year.
Students may need to have access to a variety of resources to complete this PBL. This could include maps, internet access, and laptops/computers/devices.
There are 21 activities (most are 1 page each) for students to complete. Each page involves an issue or topic they must solve, design, create, or research.
As students work through each page, they will make their own decisions and choose the outcomes based on information they learn. By the end, all students will have completed the project, but each version will be based on the creator’s imagination, creativity, and knowledge base.
7 Title Page - Introduction
8 Sunshine and Sand
Students learn they will be designing a beach resort.
9 Planning It Out
Students answer questions pertaining to their design, what will work, and how they will create the resort.
10 Plan in the Sand
Students brainstorm everything they know about beaches and resorts. They can collaborate with others to complete this.
11 Make It Official
Students create a name and logo specific to their beach resort.
12 Last Resort Vocabulary
Students sketch write or illustrate definitions of vocabulary words that can/could be part of the project. There are three pages.
15 Grand Entrance
Students create a sketch of what visitors would see when they walk into the resort.
16 Resort sections
Students continue to brainstorm- but begin more specific activities on choosing supplies and materials. This will flow into the following section for budgeting and supplies.
17 Budget And Supplies
Students must budget out items to include. This is four pages long with an emphasis on math skills (graphing, double-digit addition/subtraction, and the reasoning behind their choices.
21 Eco Friendly
Students can choose between two or six ways to make their resort eco-friendly.
24 Menus and Math
Students will create a food menu for the restaurant and for the concession stand. Using the concession stand they’ll create math problems for their classmates to solve.
Students invent a brand new attraction for their resort to bring in tourists. What they create is up to them!
28 Job Positions
Students choose classmates to work specific job positions at the resort.
29 Resort Illustrations
Students illustrate and design some of the larger items they have selected from their Budget and Supply list.
Students create a two-page flyer that highlights the new resort.
32 Social Media Marketing
Students create three social media posts that will help attract tourists and visitors to the resort.
33 Map and Key
Students will create a map and key of the beach resort. This will be done using an overhead view of the resort.
37 Problem Solver
Students solve problems that might arise with the creation of resort such as advertising, expanding, and safety precautions.
-All pages can be geared towards multiple grade levels, although for some younger students the teacher may need to give more explicit instructions.
-Students may choose to use multiple resources to complete each page. They might even choose to work with a partner, but you get final say on that.
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