Tour the World is an open ended, educational lesson plan project for students ages 13 years and up.
Purpose: An online, offline computer and paper based virtual adventure project for middle to upper high school students ages 13 and up. The purpose of the project is to help students gain a better cultural understanding of other countries by encouraging them to plan a travelling experience outside their country.
Outcomes: A values education outcome is gained by a wider understanding of cultural values and experiences. Budgeting, understand safety issues and improving organizational skills are some of the core learning areas. Exploring geographical locations on maps, learning about historical events and understanding the importance of planning a vacation in another culture are further outcomes.
How to: Step 1, print the seven guidelines. Step 2, choose a destination. Step 3, choose a country of choice. Gather information by following the web site links. Prepare a detailed travel portfolio.
What you need: Besides your computer being connected to the Internet, all you need is a sense of adventure, a desire to taste a different culture and the travel bug. So let's get started! Step one