Wanna get your students psyched to read maps, learn about important landmarks, and calculate mileage? Let them form a rock band and plan a tour!
This mini-project was originally designed for NYS, but it could be revised to work for any state. It includes pages and instructions so that students can...
1. Name their band, album, and tour
2. Research Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, and NYC so that they know where they're playing, staying, and sight-seeing on their tour
3. Design a poster to display information about their tour, including sponsors (businesses) from each major city
4. Calculate the total mileage and amount of gas necessary to make the trip
This project is designed so that students can look up information on the web, and I would highly suggest setting up your own page with links so that they can find the pages you'd like them to use for their research.
Have fun...and rock on!