LIT WORLD                                                    

              Create

        your own

             themed amusement park!

 

Mrs. Smith & Ms. Czop's 

Web Quest

 

 

Introduction  The Task  Grading  |  Resources  | The Process   |  Learning Advice  |  Conclusion

FICTION LAND   |   DRAMA LAND  |   POETRY LAND   |   MYTHOLOGY LAND  |   SHORT STORY LAND

 

Introduction                                                 

                                                                                                                    

     You have been hired by a major engineering company to create a family entertainment park (similar to Disney World) called Lit World.  This park will have five sections: Fiction Land, Drama Land, Poetry Land, Mythology Land, and Short Story Land. Your team will be assigned a 'Land' for this park, and your team will be responsible for designing logos, street decor (ground design, building facades, trash can, speaker, and street lamp designs,) a ride, an attraction, a restaurant (with menu and uniform), a gift shop (with product ideas), and a themed hotel.   All of your ideas must be related to the reading that we have done this year in class (with the exception of any one 'known by all work that you may include,) and must be appropriate for a family-oriented theme park.  You may be as extreme as you wish in your planning, and you should consult the resources listed below for ideas.  You have no budget limits for this project, investors are lining up to support you financially!

                                    

The Task  

    The class will work in five groups, each being assigned its own 'Land'.  You must create a street map for your land, including the design of the building facades and street decor,  a logo for your land, at least one ride (description and picture), at least one attraction (description and picture), at least one restaurant including a menu and design for server uniforms, at least one gift shop (including items offered for sale), and one themed hotel (including ideas for lobby and room furnishings).  The group must submit:

    I.  an explanation of your selections for 

        A. street decor

        B. ride(s)

        C. attraction(s)

        D. restaurant(s)

        E. gift shop merchandise 

        F. hotel 

        G.  logo

    II.  a street map (you will be given a wedge-shaped paper) including

        A.  ride, attraction, hotel, restaurant, and gift shop design and layout

        B.  ground design

        C.  speaker design

        D.  trash can design

         E.  streetlamp design

    III.  a logo, approximately 14 X 14 for your land with explanation (logo should be meaningful, symbolic, and colorful)

     At the end of the project, each group will present its ideas to the class in a graded presentation. 

 BE CREATIVE!!!               HAVE FUN!!!                 

Grading                                   

    Your entire group will receive the same grade, so be sure to share ideas and be an active part of a team.  This project is worth 125 points.

    75 points for your map including designs, layout, and drawings of your rides, attractions, hotel, restaurant, gift shop, and street decor  (Feel free to include a sample menu, and pictures of gift shop items.)

    25 points for your logo

    25 points for the group presentation to the class

 

Resources               

    Once your group has been assigned a 'land', you will need to focus on appropriate literary works to put together your piece of Lit World.  Each group must include the literary works that are included in the freshman course of studies for your level, and other works we have included this year.   Remember that your creations should  appeal to the entire family or to specific age categories.  After each of the groups has completed its land, we should have a park that people around the world will be eager to visit. Make it fun, make it educational. 

     

  TO LIT WORLD

ALL GROUPS

   The following resources are dedicated to understanding and learning how to employ a theme.  Navigate through them to get ideas for your land.

GROUP 1   FICTION LAND

 

 

        You will need to include To Kill a Mockingbird and Light in the Forest in the planning of your land.  You may, of course, include an additional work, but see me for approval.  Additional books must have been read by the entire group.  They must be classics that are familiar in the literary world.   Use location, setting, time, symbols, characters, and themes in the creations for your land. 

GROUP 2   DRAMA LAND

 

   

                                              

      You will need to include The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon MarigoldsA Raisin in the Sun, and Romeo and Juliet in the planning of your land.   You may, of course, include an additional work, but see me for approval.  Additional plays must have been read by the entire group.  They must be classics that are familiar in the literary world.   Use location, setting, time, symbols, characters, and themes in the creations for your land. 

GROUP 3  POETRY LAND

 

    You will need to include some of the poets we have read in class in the planning of your land (eg. Frost, Longfellow, Poe, Dickinson, Angelou).  You may, of course, include other poets, but see me for approval.  Additional poetry must have been read by the entire group.  Poems must be classics that are familiar in the literary world.   Use location, setting, time, symbols, characters, and themes in the creations for your land. 

GROUP 4  MYTHOLOGY LAND

 

    You will need to include some of the mythological characters (gods, goddesses, monsters) from The Odyssey in the planning of your land.   You may, of course, include other mythological characters, but see me for approval.  Additional myths must have been read by the entire group.  They must be classics tales that are familiar in the literary world.   Use location, setting, time, symbols, characters, and themes in the creations for your land. 

GROUP 5  SHORT STORY LAND

  

    You will need to include some of the short stories that we have read in the Adventures book  in the planning of your land.  ("The Necklace", "The Lady or the Tiger", "Cask of Amontillado", "Most Dangerous Game", "Gift of the Magi", "The Fifty-first Dragon", "War")  You may, of course, include other short stories, but see me for approval.  Additional short stories must have been read by the group.  They must be classics that are familiar in the literary world.   Use location, setting, time, symbols, characters, and themes in the creations for your land.

 

 

The Process

                                                          

1.  Meet with your group to brainstorm ideas for your section of Lit World. (How can we include location, setting, time, symbols, characters, and themes in the facade, rides, attractions, restaurants, gift shops, and hotels?  What logo would best represent our Land?)

2.  Use the Group Research sites to understand the project more fully.  Work together to design a skeletal plan of your own. This will be the layout of your area of the park, and the basis for your street map.  "What will go where?" should be answered now.

3.  Divide the work into sections so that each individual knows his or her responsibility.  One member of the team may choose to complete an attraction, another a restaurant.

4.  In order to create your assigned section of the project, complete additional research using the web sites provided.

5.  Incorporating your literary works, create your piece of the park, sketching it, and noting its relevance to the literature you are incorporating in your land.  

6.  Regroup to discuss coordinating the paper, the street map, and the oral presentation.

    

Learning Advice

                                                                                               

    BE A TEAM!  Decide on your plan, meet your deadlines, and cooperate.  If you have questions, be sure to consult with your team members so that everyone is heading in the same direction.  As always, I am available if needed.

   Conclusion                          

                                        

     Congratulations!  You have created an enjoyable and educational themed family amusement park, and used what you learned to complete it!

 

2001-2002 School Year

 

2002 - 2003 School Year

 

 

 

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