Want to make teaching U.S. geography and regions more fun and interesting? Try this project based learning assignment and have the students teach themselves the content while also having a little bit of fun!
In the project students will become "travel agents" and pitch a dream vacation to their first clients - a family four who wants to take a trip to one of the United States' seven regions.
While completing this assignment, students will familiarize themselves with a particular region, its states and major cities. After creating a travel brochure, students will share their brochure with the other "travel agents" in the class. Students will then put themselves in the shoes of the travelers and create post cards based on what they "experienced" in each region!
This project is aligned to VA SOL standards USII2.b &c.
1. PBL Explanation and day-by-day breakdown
2. Introductory Handout (for students)
3. Introductory PP
4. Grading Rubric