I wanted to create a project that would keep students engaged and active in the classroom during and after state testing this spring. Since many of them already have their minds set on summer vacation, I decided to capitalize on that. :)
In this group activity, students will plan a vacation including how they will get there, where they will stay, what activities they will participate in, and what they should pack. This requires them to use research skills and compile their information into some form of presentation - PowerPoint, brochure, or PhotoStory.
This project could be completed across an entire week. A rubric that could be used for assessment is also included.