`Arizona Quest

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Introduction

Schools out for summer!  What can we do? Every summer vacation your family visits relatives; however, this summer your family has decided to vacation at home in Arizona. Your group must plan the family vacation.

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Task

You will work in groups of four. Each member will take the identity of one family member. You will be responsible for writing one or two paragraphs about the place you chose to visit and as a group you will give a presentation of your vacation in Arizona. Your group presentation must include a brochure of Arizona highlighting the places your family visited or a poster reflecting the favorite spot that your family visited.

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Process

1.  Each member of the group will take the identity of one family member.

2.  Once each member has taken the identity of a family member you are to research the places the family member would like to go using the resource links.

3.   Each member of the group must write one or two paragraphs about the place they chose to visit. You must include the following information:

4.   Come back together as a group and plan your presentation.

 

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Resources

State of Arizona: Arizona Maps, Arizona History, Arizona ...

Listings Arizona: Government

states.com - States and Capitals

Arizona Museum for Youth

Phoenix Art Museum

Artcom Museums Tour: Arizona

Zoos, Wild Animal Parks, and Zoological Gardens in Arizona -- AZLife.NET

Zoos in Arizona

Arizona

AZhistory

Yahoo! Maps and Driving Directions

Arizona Game & Fish

Bob's Fly Fishing Arizona

Arizona Hiking Trails

AZventure In Hiking

ARIZONA LIFE -- Your Online Guide to River Rafting in Arizona! -- AZLife.NET

Arizona's Salt River - Rafting Arizona white water with Wilderness Aware Rafting

 

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Evaluation

You will be graded on your project as follows:

  1 2 3 4
Group Work Habits You were not able to work with the group You sometimes worked with the group You usually worked with your group You always worked with your group
Personal Work Habits You were rarely prepared for class You were sometimes prepared for class You were usually prepared for class You were always prepared for class
Paragraph Content You did not answer the questions asked You did not answer all of the questions. You put in very little effort in the research You did not answer all of the questions. You did put some effort in researching and learning You answered all of the questions and you put in a great deal of effort in researching
Paragraph Mechanics More than 7 mistakes in the following:

Indented 1st line, Capital letters, Punctuation, Spelling

        

5-7 mistakes in the following:

Indented 1st line, Capital letters, Punctuation, Spelling

3-5 mistakes in the following:

Indented 1st line, Capital letters, Punctuation, Spelling

0-2 mistakes in the following:

Indented 1st line, Capital letters, Punctuation, Spelling

 

Presentation One member said everything A few members had something to say Most members had something to say Every member had something to say

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Conclusion

Learning about what a wonderful state Arizona is to live is fun when the students are able to explore all there is to do and see in Arizona.

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Extension

Mapping out the trip

 

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Teacher Notes

Arizona Standards:

IT-F2. Demonstrate functional operation of technology components     (PO 3. Access information sources)

2T-F1. Demonstrate respect for other student while using technology (PO 1. Describe and practice respect for other students while using technology)

W-F2. Use correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and word usage and good penmanship to complete effectively a variety of writing tasks

W-F3. Locate, acknowledge and use several sources to write an information report in their own words. (PO 1. Use resources and report information in their own words.)

IM-F3. Understand the meaning for and application of the operations of addition, subtraction multiplication and division (PO 8. Apply mathematical operations in everyday situations.)

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