Schoenbrunn Palace- Vienna, Austria
Traveling through Europe
The purpose of this on-line trip through Europe is twofold. First, it gives you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the many wonders that Europe has to offer. Second, it also gives you some practical experience in planning out a trip of this magnitude.
You will virtually travel through Europe for up to a month, but be realistic as far as the time necessary to get from one place to another. You will also have to record not only where you go but also the means did you reach your destination and where you stayed. Also, a map tracing each stop on your trip is to be included. You are required to "visit" at least three countries and 5 cities.
You may work alone or with one partner. The requirements include a three page typed report. If you choose to partner up the paper will be 6 pages. When we are in the library "My partner is absent and has all the information" will not be accepted as an excuse. You both should have access to all of your research. If you wonder on to websites that have nothing to do with the project you will be asked to log and your grade will be affected.
All the sources that you use for the report should be listed on the source page of your report. The source page and the map do NOT count as one of your three pages.
Your journal entries can focus on any of the following:
Travel times and dates, currency exchange
Sites visited with background info
Information about the climate
Sporting events & festivals
Music & theater
Example:Arrived this morning in Paris after an eighteen-hour train ride through the Alps Mountains from Rome. This afternoon we visited the Eiffel Tower. The tower was built in 1889 for a world exposition. It is 984 feet above the ground. It was at that time the world’s highest structure. We went to the top....
Here are some sites to get you started:http://www.ricksteves.com/ Budget travel tips country by country http://www.visiteurope.com/ . Has information on each country
http://www.europe-train-ticket.com/ Contains train schedules from the major cities
http://www.railpass.com/map.htm – Detailed map of the major rail lines
http://directory.google.com/Top/Regional/Europe/Travel_and_Tourism/Travel_Guides/- Overall travel guide for some European Countries....dig a little and you'll find a lot
http://www.eusearch4you.com/mapeurope.html-- Overall guide for all European countries
http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/festivals/home.htm- A guide for festivals in Europe
http://europeforvisitors.com/europe/articles/index_countries.htm- Overall travel guide
Format for Report
Cover page with your names and class period
3 typed pages for those working alone---6 pages for those working with partners- 12 font & 1 inch margins--double spaced
A map tracing your trip
10 Labeled pictures
The Charles Bridge –Prague, Czech Republic
Grading- 85 points for the written report will be based on the following:
For each day late you will lose 20 points
Adherence to format, general appearance, and cover
Accuracy of information----This is the reason for the source page
Depth of research and work done
Depth of detail in the narration
Due date- Monday March 1st
Edited by Mr. Ellis (February 2004)
http://www.washingdishes.freeuk.com/viennapictxt.html--- Source of Schoenbrunn Palace Image
http://www.raptor.uk.com/Features/Czech_Birdwatching_Holidays/czechp10/czechp10.htm- Source of the Charles Bridge Image
nomm.com/monuments1.html- Source of the Eiffel Tower Image