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OUR TRIP ACROSS CANADA

Period 1

Presentation of the project “Before the Project” activity Analyzing Regina’s Tourism Website Form teams and choose a town or a city

Period 2

Research on your town or city at the computer lab HW: Print out your information

Period 3

Writing of the website texts

Period 4

Finish website texts Peers’ evaluation Corrections of the website texts Presentation on “how to create a website using YOLA”

Period 5

Creation of the cities’ websites Tell Mr Bédard your website address HW: Your website must be up and running

Period 6

Discussing the themes of the movie Watch movie: One Week

Period 7

Finish the movie: One Week “After the Movie” activity

Period 8

Group discussion on the ideas of the movie – period 1

Period 9

Group discussion on the ideas of the movie – period 2

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Tourism Website Evaluation Grids Competency 3: Writing and Producing Texts (tourism text) Participation in the writing and production processes -

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The student elaborates and follows the steps towards the final task. The student encourages other students to follow a certain plan. The student comes to class ready to work and with the proper material related to the given task (dictionary, printed-out information, etc). The student demonstrates great interest in his team’s success for the given task. The student is willing to follow the steps towards the final task. (Gathering information, first draft, editing, etc) The student comes to class ready to work and with the proper material related to the given task (dictionary, printed-out information, etc). The student demonstrates interest in his team’s success for the given task. The student is sometimes willing to follow the steps towards the final task. (Gathering information, first draft, editing, etc) The student sometimes comes to class ready to work and with the proper material related to the given task (dictionary, printed-out information, etc). The student sometimes demonstrates interest in his team’s success for the given task. The student is rarely willing to follow the steps towards the final task. (Gathering information, first draft, editing, etc) The student rarely comes to class ready to work and with the proper material related to the given task (dictionary, printed-out information, etc). The student rarely demonstrates interest in his team’s success for the given task. The student does not participate in the task.

Competency 3: Writing and Producing Texts (tourism text) A B C D Formulation of the message

The student confidently uses different verb tenses. No mistake.

The student confidently uses different verb tenses. Few mistakes.

The student sometimes mixes up two verb tenses. (simple present instead of simple present).

The student sometimes mixes up two verb tenses. (simple present instead of simple present).

Some mistakes.

Many mistakes.

E The student did not complete the task.

Competency 3: Writing and Producing Texts (tourism text) A B C D Content of the message

The information the text contains is very original and very interesting. The text is serious and respects the reality of the city chosen.

The information the text contains is original and interesting. The text is serious and respects the reality of the city chosen.

The information the text contains does not always seem to represent the reality of the city chosen. Its content sometimes lacks originality.

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The information the text contains clearly does not represent the reality of the city chosen.

The student did not complete the task.

Complete lack of originality.

Competency 1: Interacting orally in English (discussion on the movie) A B C D Content of the message

Student always supports his/her viewpoint with facts, examples and explanations.

Student usually supports his/her viewpoint with facts, examples and explanations.

Message is pertinent to the topic.

Message is pertinent to the topic.

Student sometimes supports his/her viewpoint with few facts and examples.

Student does not support his/her viewpoint.

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Student does not interact with others.

Message is sometimes not pertinent to the topic.

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Before the Project Instructions: With your team, choose one of the following Canadian provinces: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Write down everything you know about this province. Everything I know about‌ The landscape

Ontario

Manitoba

Major Cities

The landscape

Major Cities

Famous attractions

Famous attractions

The culture

The culture

Saskatchewan

Alberta

The landscape

The landscape

Major Cities

Major Cities

Famous attractions

Famous attractions

The culture

The culture

British Columbia The landscape

Major Cities

Famous attractions

The culture

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Tourism Regina Homepage (www.tourismregina.com)

Regina in a Nutshell

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Analyzing Regina’s Tourism Website Instructions: Take a look at the homepage and the “facts” section of Regina’s tourism website. Answer the following questions individually. 1. What are the elements presented in the homepage? (There might be more than eight.) 1. ________________________

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2. What makes this website useful for potential visitors? What makes it interesting? ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ 3. How does the website catch the readers’ attention? ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ 4. According to you, what sections of a tourism website should include a lot of information? (There might be more than eight) 1. ________________________

5. ________________________

2. ________________________

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3. ________________________

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4. ________________________

8. ________________________

Share your answers with a partner. 6


Preparation Instructions: Your teacher will now assign you a team of 3 or 4 people. With your team, choose one of the 16 Canadian towns, cities or parks listed below. You must tell your teacher what your choice is. A town can only be assigned to one team. The towns are given away on a first come, first served basis!

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Radium Hot Springs Grand Forks Duncan Tofino - Medicine Hat - Dinosaur National Park

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Toronto Gravenhurst Port Carling Wawa Upsala Kenora Whitby

Write down the names of the people in your team, including yourself. With your team, decide who is going to do which section of the website. Write it down next to the person’s name. Refer to Regina’s website for ideas… Name

Responsibility in the website

Ex.: Steven

Museums

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Writing of your website section Instructions: Use the next two pages to write the first draft of your website text. Requirements: 250 words minimum, verbs used correctly. ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 8


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Creating Your Website Instructions: Go to www.yola.com, and sign up for a new free account. Follow the instructions. Post your texts online, and customize your website to make it interesting and original.

Make sure that everything works before you leave the computer room! Use the space below to take notes during Mr BÊdard’s presentations on how to use the YOLA website. ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Ideas for our website: ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 10


Watching the Movie: One Week ďƒź Before the movie Instructions: Write down a list of emotions that you would probably feel if you learned that you were going to die. ___________________________

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Compare your answers with a partner. Discussion: What would you do if your days were counted?

Try to find your city as you watch the movie!

ďƒź After the movie -

Go over your notes on the movie with a partner.

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Share ideas and opinions on the story. Try to relate the situation to your life.

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Discuss the emotions you experienced as you watched the movie.

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Notes on the movie Instructions: Takes notes on the movie. These notes will help you in the next activity where you will have to discuss the ideas behind the story. _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 12


Our Trip Across Canada