The city of Paris is the most popular American tourist destination in the world, and the focus for Chapter 13 in your textbook. It is very possible that one day you will have the opportunity to visit this beautiful city, and you will want to be prepared. In this WebQuest activity, you’ll research facts about the history of Paris and all it has to offer using the Web and other sources.
You and your partner work for a travel agency. You have been asked to design a travel itinerary that appeals to a certain client. When you have finished gathering your data and collecting your research, your final product will be something that you present to the class. You and your partner will be assigned a client from one of the following options:
Your client has an unlimited budget of both money and
time. Use your imagination to create an itinerary that would appeal to
the rich and famous, and remember--the sky’s the limit!
Your client has a strict spending budget, but with ten
days to spend in the city. Use your imagination to plan an economical
visit to the City of Lights.
Your client is a business traveler with a good spending
budget, but who is pressed for time and needs to maximize his three-day
stay. Use your imagination to plan a comprehensive visit of the city.
What should this type of traveler be sure not to miss?
Your client is a student on a Paris visit. Use your
imagination to create an itinerary for a high school or college student
traveling to Paris for a week. Keep in mind that the spending budget
will be tight, but we want our visit to be educational and fun!
5. Your client is a family of four on a tight spending budget who is visiting Paris for five days. The family includes two parents and two children, ages 8 and 10. Use your imagination to plan a fun-filled family stay.
All itineraries should include the following:
a. historical background of Paris
area and population
important holiday celebrations
popular tourist destinations and activities
places to stay (at least three options)
places to eat (at least three options)
information on shopping
a colorful cover with your travel agency’s French name
j. visual support (if you need assistance downloading pictures from the Internet, please see one of the librarians)
Please remember that the information you include in your itinerary MUST suit your client. Consider carefully the costs associated with the activities you plan.
a. final product will be a typed itinerary from three to
five pages in length and a class presentation
final product will have an appealing, colorful cover with
the name of your travel agency visible
final product must be bound in a booklet (using a report
cover, or plastic binding)
class presentation will include a map of the city which
must be large enough for the entire class to see (or look into making a
transparency—they can be made in color for minimal cost)
Use pictures, drawings, and photographs to make your
itinerary eye-catching. Include as many pages as you need to meet the
task and to “sell” your client(s).
Visit a travel agency and ask for free
will begin the week of April 9th, 2001.
is the last week of school before Spring vacation!**
You will be evaluated on the following:
the quality of your final product
your map and any other visual aides
the short quizzes and worksheets along the way
your in-class presentation, which should be well-presented
and organized. Be enthusiastic, make eye contact, and do not read!
Félicitations! You have now created a great itinerary that should provide a balance of fun for all people taking the trip. I hope you have grown to appreciate the beautiful city that is Paris somewhere along the way!
Credits and References
Pictures: Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and
Notre Dame Cathedral from Microsoft Clipart
page was written by Ms. E. Witzig