A trip to London

A WebQuest for 2nd Grade

Designed by
Christ Bosmans

Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits


Introduction

You and your mates (6 of you) are visiting London for a long weekend (leaving on Friday returning sometime Monday) in 2 or 3 weeks time. They have given you the job of organising this.


 The Task

They want you to: 

The project is to be done individually or cooperatively


 The Process

To accomplish the task, what steps should you go through?

  1. Flights: you have heard that there are lots of companies selling flights really cheaply, Easyjet, Ryanair and even BA. Go onto their web sites and research how much this will cost, give the dates and prices and copy and paste this onto a word processing document.
    The Low Fares Airline : http://www.ryanair.com/
    Internet flight ticket finder.
    - Select your destination airport to compare prices on tickets for the best deal :
        http://www.az-flights.co.uk/c_BRUSSELS.html
    Cheap Flights : http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/
     ==> Compare with the prices of Eurostar
  2. Hotels/hostels : you have heard that there are holiday guides on the Internet such as Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. These books are on-line and they will give you details of the types of accommodation available. You must choose three hotels or hostels. You want something cheap and in the centre of town. Give details and prices and copy and paste this into a word processing document.
      http://www.hotelbook.com/
      http://www.lonelyplanet.com/
  3. Food : your friends want you to find some cheap places to eat. Again Lonely Planet and the Rough Guide give details of eateries. Choose two suitable eateries and copy and paste this onto the same word processing document.
  4. The Weather :
    Weather forecast for London : http://www.thetube.com/content/weather/
  5. Having a good time : your mates want you to find out what is going on in London, again possibly the Rough Guide or Lonely Planet can help. Find out this information and copy and paste this onto the same word processing document.
    Visit London : http://www.visitlondon.com/
  6. Problems : they do not know where anything is and they want a map of the centre and a map of the Underground.
    Find one and copy and paste this onto the same word processing document.
    The Underground : http://www.thetube.com/
    Interactive tube map : http://www.thetube.com/guru/index.asp

More resources : http://users.pandora.be/prov.handelsschool/start/london.html

 ==>  This is for the clever ones.

Currency prices of the hotels and the food is likely to be in euros or UK pounds ().
Find a currency converter site and change the sterling price to euro.

 You will now have a list of flights, hotels, eateries, a map and places where you can enjoy yourself.


Put a memo heading onto the top this, just to make it official. Even though they are your mates unless they have this information written down they just start to argue about prices.

MEMO

To The Mates

From
Date
Subject

 


 Evaluation

Describe to the learners how their performance will be evaluated. Specify whether there will be a common grade for group work vs. individual grades.

Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

4

Score

 

Stated Objective or Performance

 

Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting a beginning level of performance.

Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting development and movement toward mastery of performance.

Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting mastery of performance.

Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting the highest level of performance.

 


 Conclusion

You have found out interesting things about London.
Perhaps, one day you would like to visit London and now you know how to find out where to stay and what to do.

What you have learned:

  • reading skills
  • a large amount of vocabulary
  • writing skills (summarising, presentingn, ...
  • ict-skills (Word, Internet, Poweroint)
  • to find information on the internet
  • to select and put this information together
  • to be creative in your work
  • speaking skills

After having handed in your brochure answer these questions for yourself:


 Credits & References

More resources : http://users.pandora.be/prov.handelsschool/start/london.html

Based on a template from The WebQuest Page  


  Last updated Saturday, 16-02-03 .