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English 12 Final Project                                                     Travel Scrapbook

Due Date: June 9, 2006

  • Directions:

You are to plan a trip to Europe! How are you going to get there? Where are you going to stay, in a hotel or in a hostel? You may not stay with  family or friends? How are you going to spend your money?  Where are you going to eat?  (At least two meals per day.) Which museums are you going to visit?

              You need to visit England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. In each country you are to visit at least two sites that have some connection to an author or story setting that we have read this year.

  • What authors have we studied this year? (Add more as we continue..)

Geoffrey Chaucer                                             Sir Thomas Malory       

William Shakespeare                                       John Milton

Queen Elizabeth I                                            Amelia Lanier

Samuel Pepys                                                   Daniel Defoe

Jonathan Swift                                                 Alexander Pope

Thomas Gray                                                   Robert Burns

William Blake                                                   William Wordsworth

Samuel Taylor Coleridge                                Lord Byron

Percy Bysshe Shelley                                     John Keats

                                                                                                   Joseph Conrad

  • Where can I look for help?

Library

Internet (helpful sites..)

              www.expedia.com

              www.raileurope.com

              www.cheaptickettravel.com

              www.europeforvisitors.com

              www.eurotrip.com

              www.visiteurope.com

AAA – American Automobile Association has maps, tour books, etc.

(You need to be a member.)

Your textbook

  • How long must the trip be?

14 days,  Saturday, July 1st – Friday, July 14th  

  • How much money do I have to spend?

$ 5,000.00 U.S. Dollars

  • How can I convert U.S. dollars into Euros?

             

www.gcitrading.com/converter.htm

  • How do I get started?

Step 1:            Review the authors, stories, and poems we have studied this year. Review the authors’ profiles and look for places, locations, and names of towns that you could visit on your trip to Europe. (Example: Samuel Pepys on page 358, …attended Cambridge…) Locate maps of England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

Step 2:            You should pick at least ten places you want to visit. Remember, you will need to think about how you are going to get from place to place and how much time it would take to travel once you are in Europe (such as taxi, bus, plane, etc.).

Step 3:            Start researching! Use all your reference materials and the web to start planning your trip. Remember, you will need a detailed itinerary. A good reference map of Europe is located in your text on page xix. Don’t forget about pictures and souvenirs!

Step 4:            As you are working on this project, periodically refer back to the requirements sheet Mr. Lacroix handed out in class! If you have any questions – ASK!

Step 5:              Have Fun!!!! J

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Sample Itinerary:

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Day One:  July 1, 2006

Departure:  

Location:              Logan Airport, Boston, MA

Airline:              United                           

Flight Number: 2383/26

Time:                  5:30 am /Duration: 7 hours and 45 minutes

Cost:                   $986.37 US Dollars for roundtrip flight

Arrival:  Dublin, Ireland  (Be careful of time zone differences.)

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Day Two: July 2, 2006

Location: *Dublin, Ireland is the birthplace of Jonathan Swift, author of A Modest Proposal

                   

Time:                  12:15 pm

Mode of Transportation:         Bus

Cost:                   Î5. = $5.95 (US)

Lodging:              Trinity College*

                            * Jonathan Swift attended Trinity College

Cost:                   Î53.50 per night, including continental breakfast = $63.64 (US)

A.M.:                  Spend the morning touring Trinity College

Lunch:              Grab something from campus cafeteria (Î5. = $5.95 US)

P.M.:                   Travel to St. Patrick’s Cathedral*

*Jonathan Swift was once dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Mode of Transportation:         Bus

Cost:                   Î5. = $5.95 (US)                    

     

 

Rubric for Grading:

Preparations for the Trip: (50 pts.)

     Travel Arrangements for Airplane:                        /10

     Hotel/Hostel Accommodations:                             /20

     Local Travel Arrangements:                                   /20

Map of Each Country (colored and outlined in a dark color) with names of places to be visited: (50 pts.)

     England:                                                                       /12.5

     Wales:                                                                           /12.5

     Scotland:                                                                      /12.5

     Ireland:                                                                          /12.5

Pictures from each city (2) and museum (2) visited as well as a diary entry recording your personal experience: (50 pts.)

     England:                                                                       /12.5

     Wales:                                                                            /12.5

     Scotland:                                                                       /12.5

     Ireland:                                                                           /12.5

Captions for each picture describing the place and your reason for visiting it: (50 pts.)

     England:                                                                        /12.5

     Wales:                                                                             /12.5

     Scotland:                                                                        /12.5

     Ireland:                                                                            /12.5