Using a budget of $15,000, students create their dream vacation. This project will require them to do internet research, allocate resources, calculate the cost of the trip, convert currencies, and learn the geography and climate of a new area.
Common Core areas of reading, writing and speaking and listening are covered, as well as calculations and presenting information in graphs and maps. Elements of geography and history can also be included.
As well as links, student handouts, and a rubric, there are suggestions throughout of how to extend the project even further.
This project is designed to have a structure compatible with implementing PBL in the classroom. NextLesson projects include certain key components that facilitate an authentic PBL experience.