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Europe Unit Project

Picture it: You work for the tourism bureau of one of the nations of Europe. You have
been assigned the task of creating an informational brochure that showcases the
many different things about your country. Your brochure is going to be seen all
around the world and will hopefully attract many new tourists to your country.
Below are some of the things that your boss has told you to include in the brochure.

Checklist of Items to Include in your Brochure:


Physical Features:
o

Description of the Climate


o Climate Map of your country
o Physical Features Map (Major Rivers, Mountains, Major Vegetation) of
your country

Economic Features:
o

CIA World Factbook Information Relating to Economic Development


o Currency Used (can also be found through Google)
o Gross National Income Per Capita (can also be found through Google)
o Life Expectancy (the overall average)
o Literacy Rate

Political Features:
o

o
o
o

CIA World Factbook Information


o Population Size
o Official Language(s) [some countries have more than one!]
o Average Age
Map of Major Cities (at least 4 including the capital)
Name of Country
A Theme Taken from Your Countrys Flag (Ex: The sample project
incorporates Red, Black, and Yellow the colors of the German Flag)

Cultural Features:
o

Groups of People (use some kind of chart, graphic, or text to communicate


this information)
o % of Population Ethnic Groups
o % of Population Languages
o % of Population Religions
Typical Meal (What food the people traditionally eat)
o Breakfast
o Lunch
o Dinner

Traditions and Customs


o Are there any traditions that people partake in? (Like in Germany, you
hide a pickle in the Christmas tree)

Cultural Features (Continued):


o

Other
o
o
o
o

Information on at least 5 places to see or things to do for entertainment/sight


seeing
o This can include major landmarks, popular tourist attractions, historic
landmarks, etc.
o Find travel packages for these destinations:
If youre going on a river cruise of the Rhine River in Germany,
find a travel package!
If youre flying to Paris to see the Eifel Tower, tell me how
expensive a flight would be from Washington, D.C. to that city.
If youre visiting Rome for a day, tell me how much one nights
stay in a hotel would cost.
Common Phrases Translation Language Guide (You will use Google Translate
to complete)
o Hello!
o Welcome to [insert country name]!
o Where is the [insert what you are looking for] (Be creative but
school appropriate!)
Also include Where it the
o Bathroom
o Airport
o Restaurant
Items to Include:
Your Name (preferably on the back page)
Colorful Presentation
Factual Information
Creativity!

Let your creativity shine through! Take your time and really get into this project.
Youll find it to be fun!

The Project is due on Monday, March 2, 2015. The project must be turned
in at your class period. For every day that the project is late, you will lose
5 points. After 7 days of being late, you will receive a 0.
Project Grading Rubric
Physical
Geography Content

Economic
Geography Content

Cultural Geography
Content

Political Geography
Content

Attractiveness &
Organization

Graphics/Writing
Organization

3 Points

2 Points

1 Point

The brochure includes


all of the physical
geographical features
dictated in the
checklist.
The brochure includes
all of the economic
geographical features
dictated in the
checklist.
The brochure includes
all of the cultural
geographical features
dictated in the
checklist.
The brochure includes
all of the political
geographical features
dictated in the
checklist.
The brochure has
exceptionally attractive
formatting and wellorganized information.

The brochure includes


most of the physical
geographical features
dictated in the
checklist.
The brochure includes
most of the economic
geographical features
dictated in the
checklist.
The brochure includes
most of the cultural
geographical features
dictated in the
checklist.
The brochure includes
most of the political
geographical features
dictated in the
checklist.
The brochure has
attractive formatting
and/or well-organized
information.

The brochure includes


less than half of the
physical geographical
features dictated in the
checklist.
The brochure includes
less than half of the
economic geographical
features dictated in the
checklist.
The brochure includes
less than half of the
cultural geographical
features dictated in the
checklist.
The brochure includes
less than half of the
political geographical
features dictated in the
checklist.
The brochures
formatting and
organization of material
is confusing to the
reader.
Graphics do not go with
the accompanying text
or appear to be
randomly chosen.

Graphics go well with


the text and there is a
good mix of text and
graphics.
Each section in the
brochure has a clear
beginning, middle, and
end.

Graphics go well with


the text, but there are
so many that they
distract from the text or
there are so few that
the brochure seems
text-heavy.
Almost all sections of
the brochure have a
clear beginning,
middle, and end.

Less than half of the


sections of the
brochure have a clear
beginning, middle, and
end.

Grade Ranges:
15 18 Points = 88 94

The Wow Factor!

13 14 Points = 80 87

To achieve a grade of 95 or higher, you need to go


above and beyond what is outlined on this handout.
Show me your creativity. Maybe add some things I did
not ask for? Maybe use a computer (Microsoft
Publisher) to make a more professional looking
brochure? Maybe you use more creative materials?
Find a way to demonstrate that you really put effort into

10 12 Points = 75 79

7 9 Points = 70 74
6 or fewer Points = 0 69

If you have any questions, please refer to the example Mr. Shelton
made (pictures are on the class website). You may also ask
questions during class time or email Mr. Shelton at
jordans@bath.k12.va.us