Course 2 Final Project:

Tourist Website in French

Brief Description of Unit

Students will create a tourist website for a French speaking city or region, using photos that have a Creative Commons license and will provide proper attribution for those images.

Standards Met:  

NETS-S Standards

1. Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct

knowledge, and develop innovative products and

processes using technology.

a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas,

products, or processes

b. Create original works as a means of personal

or group expression

 

2. Communication and Collaboration 

Students use digital media and environments to

communicate and work collaboratively, including

at a distance, to support individual learning and

contribute to the learning of others.

a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers,

experts, or others employing a variety of digital

environments and media

b. Communicate information and ideas effectively

to multiple audiences using a variety of media

and formats

3. Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate,

and use information.

b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize,

and ethically use information from a variety of

sources and media

c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital

tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks

5. Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal

issues related to technology and practice legal and

ethical behavior.

a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible

use of information and technology

b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology

that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity

6. Technology Operations and Concepts

Students demonstrate a sound understanding

of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

a. Understand and use technology systems

AERO World Language Standards:

1. COMMUNICATION

AERO: Elementary Exploratory
The Presentational Mode: 1.3 Students will present information, concepts, and ideas to listeners and/or readers on a variety of topics in the language studied.

 d. Produce and present illustrated stories, posters, and age-appropriate reports.

End of grade 5

The Presentational Mode: 1.3 Students will present information, concepts, and ideas to listeners and/or readers on a variety of topics in the language studied

b. Deliver short oral messages or written reports and exchange information with another language class, either locally or at a distance.

2. CULTURES

AERO: Elementary Exploratory

End of Grade 5

2.2 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the products and perspectives of the cultures studied and the relationship between them.

a. Identify and describe cultural products, e.g., toys, clothing, types of dwellings, foods, places, monuments, architecture, etc.

 b. Identify the different environments of the target cultures, and examine the impact of these environments on the lifestyles of the target communities.

Enduring Understanding:

French-speaking regions of the world have many interesting places of interest and are rich in culture

Students can easily create lively looking and informative websites using available software

Citing sources correctly is both legally and ethically necessary.

Essential Questions:

  • Where are French-speaking regions around the world?
  • What is there to see and do in these regions?
  • Why should you cite your sources when using pictures from the Internet?

GRASPS Task:

Goal: To create a travel website in French that describes a French-speaking  tourist region and shows at least 10 places of interest

Role: Travel agents

Audience:  Tourists (anyone online can view the website)

Situation: Students have a new summer job as an intern in a travel agency. They need to create a website for a French-speaking region.

Product: Tourist Website

Six Facets of Understanding:

Explain: 10 places of interest in a region/city where French is spoken, and why someone would be interested in going to this place.

Interpret: In their self-reflection on their student blog, they will discuss if this is a trip they would like to take, or if they would prefer to visit a different region/city instead. They will explain why they would choose this trip or another option.

Apply: Students will design a website using creative commons pictures and proper citations for media and research.

Have Perspective: Students will write persuasively why prospective tourists should visit the French-speaking region. They will also justify in their self-reflection why they would or would not choose to make this trip themselves.

Empathize: Students will reflect upon why it is important to give attribution to sources they used in their website.

Have self-knowledge: Students will include what was difficult for them and what came naturally for them in their self-reflection.

Stage 3: Learning Plan

  • In small groups students will research French-speaking regions of the world and decide on one they would like to visit.
  • The groups will gather information on the region, will use a  Diigo group to share their ideas gathered from various sources.
  • We will discuss copyright and fair use and why we need to credit other’s work.  Students will then collect pictures that have a Creative Commons license. They will also practice giving proper attribution to the photos.
  • Groups will choose a free website tool such as Weebly, or Google sites to create their website.  
  • Students will reflect on their project and the citing the sources and pictures in their E-Portfolio Blog

Resources

Wikimediacommons

Creative Commons YouTube Movie

Compfight.com

MorgueFile

Checklist for your Reflection

Did you include what you found challenging and what you found easy in your tourist website unit?

Did you include if you would take this trip in real life, or if you would prefer to go to one of the places your peers researched?

Did you reflect upon why it is important to give attribution to sources they used in their website?

Did you include one thing you would do differently if you were to do this project again?

MS GRADING RUBRIC

Written Production and Activities

A = 25-30

B = 19-24

C = 14-18

D = 10-13

F = 0-9

Language (10 points):

·Spelling/Convention Vocabulary

· Grammar

· Length

Communication (10 points):

· Information

· Relevant Ideas

· Message

· Organization

Presentation (10 points):

· Format

· Register

· Connecting Words

· Proper attribution is given to images used

A

9-10

· My spelling/writing is good most of the time

· Varied and correct vocab

 basic and more complex grammar /structures well-used

· required number of words or more.

· My work has all the information required and more

· My ideas are clearly related to the task.

· I show  some knowledge of the topic · logical progression of well-organized ideas

· My work has all info required and is original (personal examples).

. correct register for the situation/context.

· simple and complex connecting words easily – it seems to flow naturally.

· All images used have a Creative Commons license, and proper attribution is given to the images

B

8-8.5

· The spelling/conventions in my work are often good. Work  is still understandable.

· My vocabulary is  varied and mostly correct.

· I generally use basic and some complex structures well.

· required number of words

· My work has most of the information required (more than the basics).

· My ideas are clearly related to the task.

· I show some knowledge of the topic of the task.

· logical organization of ideas

· I have used the correct format for this task.

· I have mostly used the correct register for the context.

· I have used simple and some more complex connecting words correctly.

· All images used have a Creative Commons license, and attribution is given to the images

C

7-7.5

· Some mistakes, but work is generally understandable.

· Vocab-simple but correct.

· Grammar- simple and sometimes more complex

· minimum information required

· Most of my ideas are related to the task.

· ideas are somewhat organized

· mostly correct format for this task.

· sometimes used the correct register · I have used simple and some more complex connecting words correctly.

· All images used have a Creative Commons license, however attribution may be missing or incorrect

D

6-6.5

· Many mistakes and hard to understand.

· Only some of my vocabulary is correct.

· I use simple grammar, and some of it may be correct.

· My work has some of the information required.

· Some of my ideas are related to the task.

· There are some signs of organization in my ideas.

· The format I have used is sometimes correct for this task.

· The register is mostly incorrect · Simple connecting words are sometimes incorrect and the more complex ones are mostly incorrect.

· Attribution is missing from most photos used and/or the photos do not have a Creative Commons license

F

5-5.5

· Many spelling or conventional mistakes make my work hard to understand.

· My vocabulary is not correct or may be lacking.

· My grammar is mostly incorrect.

· My work does not have the information required.

· My ideas are not related to the task.

· There is a lack of logical organization in my ideas.

· The format is incorrect for this task.

· I have used the wrong register for this context.

· Connecting words are incorrect or not there.

· Attribution is missing from all photos used and/or the photos do not have a Creative Commons license