Middle school students become travel agents. They research a destination and then use the information to create a travel advertisement for a weekend getaway using PowerPoint or Google Slides. Engage students and integrate technology with tourism lesson plans.
Unique Tourism Lessons
Engage middle school students as they design a travel advertisement using Google Docs or Microsoft Office. Integrate technology with social studies or geography. Pick a curriculum topic, local feature, environmental issue, historical site, or a personally meaningful location.
- Play the Role of a Travel Agent
After researching a destination using guided, step-by-step questions, students create a presentation promoting a weekend getaway. They provide advice, schedule an itinerary, and capture tourist interest using persuasive language.
- Advanced Presentation Skills
Customize a slide master to design a one-of-a-kind template. Add lists, graphic organizers, tables, a map, and hyperlinks. Explore a variety of options to share the slide show – as a video, printed brochure, in kiosk mode, and more.
- Optional Challenges for Differentiated Learning
Extension activities offer additional skills. Learn how to add WordArt, insert video, design an interactive street map, animate slide objects, calculate travel costs, and compare costs online.
- Build Stem and CTE Skills
Blend curriculum and technology learning objectives. Foster an interest in critical computer skills for the workplace of tomorrow with a fun, appealing project.
Assignment 1 About Travel and Tourism
Consider the reasons people travel and the role of tourism.
Assignment 2 Become a Travel Agent
Invent a travel agency. Spark ideas for a weekend getaway.
Assignment 3 Pick a Travel Destination
Decide upon a location for a trip using suggestions as a guide.
Assignment 4 Research a Travel Destination
Investigate a travel destination and organize information on a Fact Sheet.
Assignment 5 Gather Images for the Advertisement
Learn to respect copyright when saving files.
Assignment 6 Learn About PowerPoint or Slides
Explore the program window. Identify the function of common tools.
Assignment 7 Customize the Slide Master
Design a unique theme for slides in a presentation.
Assignment 8 Test the Design of the Slide Master
Make a title and introduction slide. Troubleshoot and resolve design issues.
Assignment 9 Complete the Introduction Slide
Entice visitors with interesting facts on a slide. Explore formatting options.
Assignment 10 Plan a Travel Itinerary
Schedule activities to form a realistic timetable.
Assignment 11 Design a Travel Itinerary
Outline the activities using a table. Format the style to make the information easy to read.
Assignment 12 Create an Activity Slide
Communicate information about an activity. Crop an image to decorate the slide.
Assignment 13 Create an Activity Slide in Outline View or using a Diagram
Capture tourist interest by showcasing an activity. Enrich phrasing using thesaurus or dictionary.
Assignment 14 Complete the Itinerary Slides
Confirm the advertisement is complete using a checklist.
Assignment 15 Mark a Map to Show Travel Destination
Pinpoint the travel destination on a map using symbols and WordArt.
Assignment 16 Link to Travel Guides using Hyperlinks
Provide tourists with additional information by connecting slide objects to travel guides.
Assignment 17 Edit the Travel Advertisement
Spell check the text. Rearrange slide order. *Add transitions between slides (*Slides version)
Assignment 18 for PowerPoint Set Up the Advertisement in Kiosk Mode
Add transitions and adjust slide show settings. Set the advertisement to loop.
Assignment 18 for Slides Host an Information Session
Lead a Q&A session. Show presentation to tourists. Have the audience post questions.
Assignment 19 Print the Advertisement
Print the advertisement as a flyer or brochure. Edit the handout master and/or set print settings.
Assignment 20 for PowerPoint Export the Advertisement as a Video
Promote the trip by converting the advertisement file into a video clip.
Assignment 20 for Slides: Promote the Advertisement Using a Link
Set the slides to automatically advance. Generate a link and share it with others.
Assignment 21 for PowerPoint Advertise the Weekend Getaway
Share the advertisement with others and invite comments.
Assignment 21 for Slides Comment on Weekend Getaways
Invite peers to view the advertisement. Write, read, and reply to comments.
Optional Tourism Lesson Plans
- Create a Fancy WordArt Style: PowerPoint users edit the title on the slide master.
- Import a Theme to Make a Poster: Inform clients about their expertise and speciality areas.
- Make a Video Clip: Record a video of a tourist or testimonial. Insert into the advertisement.
- Design an Interactive Street Map: Mark each activity with links to related websites.
- Animate the Travel Advertisement: Animate slide objects and set the timing.
- Calculate Travel Costs: Use a spreadsheet to calculate the cost of the activities.
- Book Flight or Accommodations: Compare airfares and room rates to find the best deal.
Step by Step Tourism Lesson Plans for PowerPoint or Google Slides
Integrate technology into a social studies, geography, or travel and tourism unit. Middle school students become travel agents who promote a getaway using PowerPoint or Google Slides.
- Research facts about a destination
- Design an advertisement that persuades tourists to take a trip
- Customize a slide master to create a unique design
- Organize trip details using lists, graphics, and tables
- Provide travel advice about visiting a location
- Schedule an itinerary of activities
- Mark the location of a place on a map
- Connect tourists to travel guides using hyperlinks
- Publish an advertisement in a variety of formats
- Calculate travel costs
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