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Step 1 - Choose a city or landmark from the list below: Step 2 – Research your city or landmark! Find information that would encourage people to visit!

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1 Step 1 - Choose a city or landmark from the list below: Step 2 – Research your city or landmark! Find information that would encourage people to visit! You must include the following: Cities: San Francisco Boston Miami Washington, D.C. Chicago New York, NY Los Angeles Houston * Pittsburgh* Toronto* Montreal* Ottawa* Quebec* Vancouver* *Choose one of these and receive automatic 5 Extra Credit Points! Landmarks: White House Gateway Arch Washington Mon. Grand Canyon Golden Gate Bridge Empire State Building Statue of Liberty Independence Hall Hoover Dam Cities Landmarks Absolute Location Relative Location Climate Nearby Geographic Features(mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, etc...) Population Landmarks Major Industries Historical Significance Sports Teams Interesting Facts Absolute Location Relative Location Climate Nearby Geographic Features(mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, etc...) When was it built? How big is it? Natural Wonder – how was it created? Manmade Landmark – Who had it built? Why was it built? How much did it cost to build? When was it completed? Interesting Facts Your project will be due on:

2 Step 3 - Choose how you will display your research! (80 points) 1. Create a travel brochure. (The Tourism director needs you to create a travel brochure enticing people to visit your city or landmark.) Wow them! 2. Create a Power Point. (The Tourism director needs you to present a Power Point to a group of potential visitors to your city or landmark) Wow them! 3. Create a poster board. (The Tourism director needs you to create a poster board to be displayed at a high school enticing a Geography club to visit your city or landmark) Wow them! 4. Maybe you have your own idea to display your research. Let me know your idea and I might consider a substitution. Must be approved by Mrs. Black! Your project must include the following: All your research from the previous page A map showing where your city or landmark is located in the United States or Canada. You may use a map from the computer or draw your own. At least 5 pictures/drawings showing your city/landmark and its surroundings. Captions explaining each drawing or picture. Step 4 - Project Presentation (20 Points) Each student will present his/her project to the class. Remember that you will only have two periods of class time to research and create your product, so use your time well and consider doing some work outside of class if you want to have a quality product. Websites are available in student share~World Geography Folder~US-Canada Project Websites CATEGORY points61-70 points51-60 points 50 or fewer points Attractiveness & Organization The project has exceptionally attractive formatting and well-organized information. The project has attractive formatting and well-organized information. The project has well- organized information. The project’s formatting and organizations of material are confusing to the reader. Content - Accuracy All facts in the project are accurate % of the facts in the project are accurate % of the facts in the project are accurate. Fewer than 80% of the facts in the project are accurate. Graphics/Pict ures Graphics go well with the text and there is a good mix of text and graphics. Graphics go well with the text, but there are so many that they distract from the text. Graphics go well with the text, but there are too few and the brochure seems "text- heavy". Graphics do not go with the accompanying text or appear to be randomly chosen. Rubric for project: The additional components will be graded on creativity, accuracy, and neatness.


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