January 30th: Where would you like to go…?

Objectives:

Students will research geography to find out where they would like to go on an imaginary vacation.

Students will learn how to research, read informational text, and take notes.

Students will use the information they have learned to persuade other people to go to the same destination.

Before you read:

1) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? (Blog This)

For this assignment you will research a destination that is global (meaning outside of the United States).  You will look up information and read to find out information.

1) Go to this link: http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/world.htm or if you know what country already, do a google search.

2) Select a continent

3) Select a country

4) Click Travel Information

5) Find out why people travel to this area

(You may need to look at additional websites to find out more information.)

6) What are 3 things you could do in this country or city? (Blog This)

7) Tell me three cities you would like to visit and why? (Blog This)

8) In one paragraph, try to persuade the class why they should visit this country? (Blog This)

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68 thoughts on “January 30th: Where would you like to go…?

  1. 1) If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to pretty much everywhere but really I would go to Egypt because I want to see the Great Pyramid and all the other pyramids, tombs, and temples for myself.

  2. If i could go anywhere in the world i would go to australia to see how it really is and see how the people there live and what they do.

  3. i could go anywhere in the world it would be egypt i would wanna travel here because i wanna see the pyramids and other thing they have in that country

  4. 1) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? if i could go anywhere id probly goto amsterdam because this coutry crime rate is vey low and i heard the people are very nice!

  5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
    i want to go anywhere outside of st louis then i want to go to chines beacuse that the place i want to go and want to see thoes chines people.

  6. Europe is my continent.

    England is my country

    What are 3 things you could do in this country or city?
    Germany’s exciting and historic cities offer high-quality cultural experiences, fabulous shopping and some of Europe’s best nightlife.

    Tell me three cities you would like to visit and why?
    The Cities in my continent i would like to go to are germany,Amsterdam, and Spain because its lots of things to do, i can buy all types of designer clothes that you cant get in the united states, ride in different cars were the steering wheel is on the right side instead of the left there are lots of family activities to.

    In one paragraph, try to persuade the class why they should visit this country?

    I Think everyone should visit germany becuase The romantic and stunning countryside often defies description. The Whether is relaxing you can stroll on a mountain valley, a river boat cruise along the beautiful Danube, a weekend getaway on the Baltic Sea or North Sea coast, or a ski vacation in the Alps, Germany will not disappoint you you can do lots of thing you would love specially shopping they have the best designer clothes!

    • I would like to visit Germany too Darryl. Make sure you capatilize country and city names. I noticed that you really tried to make good, complete sentences and you do well.

  7. 2) Select a continent i pick chines

    3) Select a country chines

    4) Click Travel Information
    Iineraries must include Beijing, with its over 100 cultural and scenic spots; sparkling Shanghai, the largest city; the Terra Cotta Warriors in Shaanxi province; a Yangtze River boat tour, and of course, the Great Wall of China.

    When visiting here, please note that the Chinese are now aggressively enjoying personal travel and tourism to the highest levels in their history, and many of the major attractions can be crowded, with long lines. The Forbidden City is one example and hours may be spent just waiting to enter.

    Regardless, in China, as an old saying goes, “Patience is a Virtue,” and for those who follow that logic, they will certainly be rewarded.

    5) Find out why people travel to this area beacue

    (You may need to look at additional websites to find out more information.)

    6) What are 3 things you could do in this country or city? ASIA AFRICAN CANDANA

    7) Tell me three cities you would like to visit and why? ASIA and AFRICAN CANDANA

    8) In one paragraph, try to persuade the class why they should visit this country?
    beacuse they need to learing about the different c continent

    • Good job completeing the activity Kaliska. Make sure to read what you wrote before you post. Make sure that you have correct spelling. If you are unsure, be sure to ask me.

  8. 1) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Russia

    6) What are 3 things you could do in this country or city? I could go to Lake Baikal and Take a tour around Moscow. I could also go to see a Ballet performance.

    7) Tell me three cities you would like to visit and why? Moscow, Ekatreinburg, and Irkutsk

    8) In one paragraph, try to persuade the class why they should visit this country? Russia is a beautiful place, there are lots of buildings and sights to see. It would be nice to see how they live and hear them say things in their own language. Its out of the US so you can have some time away from the usual and learn something new and explore the rest of the world.

  9. 1)What are 3 things you could do in this country or city? in the city of amsterdam they have the northern lights, marijuana is legal there you can get it in a grocery store, the u.s dollar is worth more so i would like to go shopping and spend some money!

    2) Tell me three cities you would like to visit and why? id would like to visit the hague, haarlem and alkmaar this city are close to the ocean id like to hit the ocean on the hottest days

    3) In one paragraph, try to persuade the class why they should visit this country?

    • That would be be a great place to visit. If you didn’t know, Amserdam is in Holland on the continent of Europe. Its really easy to travel in Europe once you get there. Make sure to watch a few things when writing: capitalization!!! and complete the assignment with the persuasive paragraph.

  10. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
    I would got to France so I could see the Eiffel tower and eat about 10 Crumpet ans stuff.

  11. 1. If you could go anywhere in the world i would go to brazil.

    6. Rio de Janeiro is on the top of the list as it’s the site of Carnival, the largest, most exciting festival on the planet; breathtaking Sugar Loaf Mountain; Corcovado Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer; dozens of museums; shopping; pulsating, non-stop nightlife and many wonderful beaches.

    7.Fortaleza/Porto Alegre/Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paulo: Because they seem like interesting place to go and get free.

    8. They got all sexy girls and straight dudes their plus they got all food and a beautiful beach that be having all parties.

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    • I think Brazil would be an exotic place to go Cameron. However, I know you understand capitalization rules. You capitalized most of the cities and monuments-thats good! However please remember that you are in a school setting. A paragraph is 5 or more sentences. You did not persuade me to go to Brazil with your comment. Please redo this part of the lesson.

  12. What are 3 things you could do in this country or city?
    -Go fishing
    -See the moutains
    -Take pictures

    7) Tell me three cities you would like to visit and why?
    Broken hill,Newcastle,Port augusta because they all look fun.

    8) In one paragraph, try to persuade the class why they should visit this country?
    The class should visit this country because it will be really fun for them to enjoy theirself and to just relax and explore.

    • Hi Sloane! Make sure you do some more research on your country. There are specific sights to see in most countries. Don’t forget to tell me why you want to see these sights. You did a good job of capializing most of the cities and writing complete sentences. Make sure when somethings says a paragraph, you write 5 or more sentences.

  13. 1) I would go to Brazil because thats were al the bad girls at.
    2)South America
    3)Brazil
    4)Iineraries must include Beijing, with its over 100 cultural and scenic spots; sparkling Shanghai, the largest city; the Terra Cotta Warriors in Shaanxi province; a Yangtze River boat tour, and of course, the Great Wall of China.
    5)Its a beautiful place to go.
    6)Go to the club, beach, and better women
    7)

    • 7)Broken hill,Newcastle,Port augusta because they all look fun.
      8)You should visit Brazil because its a beautiful p,ace to chill, soak up some sun, meet sexy ladies, and etc.

  14. 2) Africa
    3) Egypt
    5) people travel here because they want to see the Nile Valley, the Pyramids, and the Great Sphinx at Giza, and also the Abu Simbel temples south of Aswan.
    6) you can go on the Nile River dinner cruise, go on a private tour to the Giza Pyramids and Sphinxes, and go on a private tour to the egyptian museum at Alabaster Mosque Khan El Khalili.
    7) Cairo, Athens, and Paris
    8) everyone should want to visit here because these places have a long background, with some great information on these sites and they are some of the worlds top main attractions.

    • You always do a thorough job Darrion. Make sure you remember rules of capitalization-first letter of the sentence, punctuation-periods at the end. You did a good job of capitalizing the sights and cities. Makes sure your paragraph is more than one sentence. The expectation is 5 or more.

  15. If I could go anywhere on earth it would be Russia because it is has a hard history and that has made the people their tough but entertaining.

  16. 1.) I want to go to Canada
    2.) Montreal
    3.) people travel here because of the sites and it’s Canada
    5.) Because of the place and sites they have
    6.) the dining the arts and sites
    7.) Chester- want to talk like them
    Lincoln – I want to see want the cite look like
    Plymouth- it sounds funny so I want to go there
    8.)

  17. If i were to another country i would go to Cuba . To visit the diverse groups of music and the way the people are so into their culture . Also it’s. a new area down there new place to explore, new things to learn With most of the island south of the Tropic of Cancer, the local climate is tropical, moderated by northeasterly trade winds that blow year-round. In general (with local variations), there is a drier season from November to April, and a rainier season from May to October. The average temperature is 21 °C (69.8 °F) in January and 27 °C (80.6 °F) in July. The warm temperatures of the Caribbean Sea and the fact that Cuba sits across the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico combine to make the country prone to frequent hurricanes. These are most common in September and October. There are many languages they speak like Languages
    The official language of Cuba is Spanish and the vast majority of Cubans speak it. Spanish as spoken in Cuba is known as Cuban Spanish and is a form of Caribbean Spanish. Lucumi, a dialect of the West African language Yoruba, is also used as a liturgical language by practitioners of Santería,and so only as a second language.Haitian Creole is the second largest language in Cuba, and is spoken by Haitian immigrants and their descendants.Other languages spoken by immigrants include Catalan and Corsican.

    Some of the types of music are very different form our music .Cuban music is very rich and is the most commonly known expression of culture. The central form of this music is Son, which has been the basis of many other musical styles like salsa, rumba and mambo and an upbeat derivation of the rumba, the cha-cha-cha. Rumba music originated in early Afro-Cuban culture. The Tres was also invented in Cuba, but other traditional Cuban instruments are of African origin, Taíno origin, or both, such as the maracas, güiro, marimba and various wooden drums including the mayohuacan. Popular Cuban music of all styles has been enjoyed and praised widely across the world. Cuban classical music, which includes music with strong African and European influences, and features symphonic works as well as music for soloists, has received international acclaim thanks to composers like Ernesto Lecuona. Havana was the heart of the rap scene in Cuba when it began in the 1990s. During that time, reggaetón was growing in popularity. Dance in Cuba has taken a major boost over the 1990s. These are some of the reasons I would go to Cuba .

  18. I want to go to Australia and chill in Netherland, Amsterdam.

    6) What are 3 things you could do in this country or city?
    Three things you can do in Amsterdam is smoke weed,you can go canoeing, and shopping.

    7) Tell me three cities you would like to visit and why?
    I would visit Amsterdam because weed is legal, Paris because its a fashion capital, and Tokyo because its so much to do, especially night life.

    8) In one paragraph, try to persuade the class why they should visit this country?

    Amsterdam is one city you can make a lot money and enjoy yourself doing it. They having plenty of stores with all kind of designer clothes, foreign cars and number one you can smoke a lot of weed and not get in trouble for it.

  19. I would want to go to South America and go to Spain. I would go to Barcelona, Mardid, and Leon. Three things I would do is go shopping, site-seeing, get at some of the best restaurant in town. You guys so go here because they have some beautiful buildings and it seem like a lot of taking pictures with them. You can also go take a walk on the beach

  20. 2) south America
    3) cOlombia
    6) why I want to go to Colombia cause that’s where the weed at all kinds of weed in there’s allot to do in there a lot of women.there a lot of new thing I haven’t seen yet.
    7)

  21. 2) Select a continent i pick chines

    3) Select a country chines

    4) Click Travel Information
    Iineraries must include Beijing, with its over 100 cultural and scenic spots; sparkling Shanghai, the largest city; the Terra Cotta Warriors in Shaanxi province; a Yangtze River boat tour, and of course, the Great Wall of China.

    When visiting here, please note that the Chinese are now aggressively enjoying personal travel and tourism to the highest levels in their history, and many of the major attractions can be crowded, with long lines. The Forbidden City is one example and hours may be spent just waiting to enter.

    Regardless, in China, as an old saying goes, “Patience is a Virtue,” and for those who follow that logic, they will certainly be rewarded.

    5) Find out why people travel to this area beacue

    (You may need to look at additional websites to find out more information.)

    6) What are 3 things you could do in this country or city? ASIA AFRICAN CANDANA

    7) Tell me three cities you would like to visit and why? ASIA and AFRICAN CANDANA

    8) In one paragraph, try to persuade the class why they should visit this country?
    beacuse they need to learing about the different c continent

  22. I Would Go To China

    1. The City Or Country I Would Visit Is South Korea & Tokyo.
    2. 3 Things You Could Do There Is Try NEW Foods, Learn A Different Language, & Learn About Their Country & Environment.
    3. I would like To Visit These Places Because Its Something Different Outside Of North America.

    So People Should Go To China To Learn New Things, & Be Around Other People. St. Louis Is WACK !!!!

  23. 2)Africa
    3) Egypt
    5) Many archaeologists travel to historical sites such as this one to study the ancient artifacts there. Also to study and tour the ancient pyramids.
    6) I would tour the city of Cairo, take lots of pictures and tour the Giza pyramids.
    7) I would like to visit San Diego to go on the beach. I would like to visit New York City to go shopping, and also Chicago to go shopping.

  24. I would love to go to rio !
    1) rio has great sites,
    2) they have awesome parties,
    3) people there dress in nice unique costumes,
    4) the food would be different,
    5) it’s a awesome place to vacate,
    6) and rio is a romantic place.

    In rio (located in brazil) they have a lot of unique people. They also have awesome celebrations, and parades. Most people would not know that. Rio also has romantic sites. Like the lights that light up at night and the beautiful beaches. Feel that people should visit rio. They would have an awesome time there !

  25. 2. I want to go to China .
    3. India
    6. I would do alot in India I would try to eat there food . which that looks very good and I like to learn how they talk . And I want to see how India people look in person .

  26. 1) I want to go Canada
    2) Montreal
    3) People travel here because of the sites and it’s canada
    4) because of the place and sites they have
    5)the dining that arts and sites
    6)chester want to talk like them
    7)Lincole I want see want the cite look like
    Plymouth it sound funnny so I want to go there

  27. If had to pick another country to travel to I would pick china. I would go to china so I can see the Great Wall of China. I always wanted to see the Great Wall of China , it have a lot of names on there
    1. Three things I could do in china is go see the Great Wall of China, learn their language, and eat their types of food.
    2. In china I would like to visit is
    -Harbin , because it look like you could do a lot of things there.
    -Tianjin , because its pretty and it’s 12,938,224 people there ! Never been around that many people I want to see how it is.
    -Hangzhou , because it look like it is very quiet and peaceful. Maybe that’s the place were they go to meditate.
    3. I think everyone should go somewhere different to get away from their old life and try something different. In china you can learn their language , eat new and different food etc. I know it’s a lot of different things to do up there stuff that’s not in Missouri but its up there.

  28. I would go to the Deminican republic where they have very nice beaches and beautiful views the locals are proud people and still very friendly to non natives.

  29. I would go to Tokyo because its a nice place to see, at least that’s what it seems like from tv and stuff. I would go there just to try new things and learn new things. A lot of people travel to Tokyo because they wanna know why they created games, tv shows, and cartoon characters. 3 cities I would like to visit in Tokyo is asakusa, Nagoya, Sapporo. There known for having nice places to shop at, many of fun things to do, and there is a lot of people. My class mates should come to this country because, it has nice sites to look at, different food, they have fun and different ways and you can learn a lot of knew cool things, that you could take back to the u.s and tell people about.

  30. 2) Africaa
    3) Egypt
    5) people travel here because they want to see the Nile Valley, the Pyramids, and the Great Sphinx at Giza, and also the Abu Simbel temples south of Aswans.
    6) you can go on the.Nile River dinner cruise, go on a private tour to the Giza Pyramids and Sphinxes, and go on a private tour to the egyptian museum at Alabaster Mosque Khan El Khalili.
    7) Cairo, Athens, and Paris
    8) everyone should want to visit here because these places have a long background, with some great information on these sites and they are some of the worlds top main attractions…….(:(:(:(;

  31. Three things I could do in this country are go to a museum, go out to eat, and just travel around Italy.

    Three cities I would like to visit are Rome, Bolonga, and Taranto. I would want to go to those three places because it would be fun and they all look beautiful.

    Italy would be a good place to go and visit or travel. You can go and see different things. You can see the big beautiful mountains and the sea. There are big restaurants and it looks like they have good food. They have big and nice hotels. When you want to get away one day go to Italy.

  32. The country I will like to travel to brazil. Three things I can do is go see the statue of Christ the redeemer and go to see iguazu falls and go see the Theatro municipal.

  33. 1.Mexico
    2.all ancient sites in Mexico
    3.Chiapas
    Widely considered the most atmospheric and magical of the Mayan sites, Palenque was at its peak from 600 to 700 AD. It is famed for its unique and impressive architecture and royal history.
    4.Chichén Itzá
    Yucatan
    5.Chichén Itzá is the largest of the ancient Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. A center of Mayan pilgrimage for over 1,000 years, it is now one of Mexico’s most-visited tourist destinations.
    6.Uxmal, Yucatan
    The late-Classic Maya site of Uxmal was built before the 10th century AD and is one of the most complex and harmonious expressions of Puuc architecture.

  34. 1) Spain
    2) Barcelona
    3) they have a zoo,amusement parks,wax museums
    4)people travel their because its romantic and you learn new things
    5) you could learn a new language,eat food u ate before

  35. If I Could Travel Anywhere it would be France
    Holidays in France offer a huge range of things to do and places to see. From historic cities to world famous French cuisine there are many French festivals and celebrations for you to enjoy while you’re on holiday in France. There’s a bewildering amount of coastline to look at — from the rolling Atlantic breakers to the azure blue Mediterranean, from the rocky coast of Brittany to the marshy flatlands of the Bouches-du-Rhone Best Beaches on the Cote d’Azur

    Party Time at the French Carnivals
    Tuesday January 29, 2013

    Already two of France’s great carnivals are running: in Limoux in the south of France and at the port of Dunkirk in the north. Dunkirk has a great offer on for the weekend of February 9th and 10th. One night and breakfast in the Ibis central Dunkirk hotel; meals on Saturday evening and Sunday lunch near the festivities; and entrance to the masked ball – all for 129 euros per person based on two sharing.

  36. if i could travel anywhere in the world it would be to barbados. it very beautiful there and always sunny. the women there are beautiful as well.

  37. 6) What are 3 things you could do in this country or city? (Blog This)
    i would wanna go visit the pyramids and i wanna go visit the homes of people to see how they live.
    7) Tell me three cities you would like to visit and why? (Blog This)
    the three cities ? Nile Valley because it sounds like an interesting place to go. i would also like to go visit Egza and this is because of the nice view it has and everything else last but not least Cairo Museum and i wanna go here because i wanna see some of their ancient thing and thing s that happened their back then
    8) In one paragraph, try to persuade the class why they should visit this country? (Blog This) you should go visit this country to see the pyramids and you would get some nice information from the Museum etc .

  38. The reason I picked Amsterdam is because down there they have lots of clothing that we don’t have here in the united state.I also chose here because they have lots of different women.this is why I choose Amsterdam.

  39. If i could go anywhere in the world i would go to australia to see how it really is and see how the people there live and what they do.

  40. i were to go anywhere in the world i would choose Japan.

    In Japan you can spend a ridiculous amount of money in akihabara, which is what i would mainly do…

    You could go to Kyoto and visit the emperor’s palace.

    Or you could try to get on one of Japan’s many extremely wierd and funny game shows.

    Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hakone.

    If you want to go to a country thats entertaining and wierd, you should definitely give some serious thought to Japan. Japan is one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world, and the products they sell definitely reflect on that. Akihabara is probably my favorite place in the world. Imagine the E3 expo, comic-con, and anime-con all wrapped up in to one place. You wouldnt be able to walk down the street without restraining yourself mentally from buying something. Its entirely a town made up of electronic and otaku stores. If you want anything electronics-wise, this is definitely the place to go

  41. 2.) The contanient i will like to go to europe
    3.) the country to go to germany
    4.) this country is every easy to travel
    5.) People travel here for the sites and the food
    6.) three things I could do here is, talk like the people, look at the sites, drive nice cars
    7.) Three sites I would go to are essn cology
    8.)

  42. If I could travel anywhere in the world it would be to barbados. It very beautiful there and always sunny. The women there are beautiful as well.
    M

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