WebQuest

Holiday Maker

Process

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Step 1 - Pick Roles
Your teacher will divide the class into groups of 4. With your group decide which organisational role each group member will take on. (Tip: Go to the Task page to remind you which organisational roles there are)

Step 2 - What makes a good holiday?
● Each group member reflects on their own recent holidays - what did you like and what did you not like and why? Make a few notes for yourself so that you can report back to your group. Each group member gives a short presentation (approx. 1 minute) to the rest of the group about their favourite and worst holiday experiences.
● For each presentation fill in the Holiday Ideas Matrix (provided in Attachment 1 below) with:
a) good ideas to include
b) bad ideas to avoid

Step 3 – Holiday ideas on the Internet
Compare the websites of at least 4 companies offering holidays for teenagers. You can find links to these websites in Attachment 2: Resources.
● Each group member goes to one of the holiday websites provided in Resources.
● Decide what you like and do not like about the holiday.
● Present your findings to the rest of the group and add to the matrix (Attachment 1).

Check: have you completed Product 1: Holiday Ideas Matrix?

Step 4 – What do parents find important?
Your parents pay for your holiday. They may send you off on your own for a weeks holiday. Or maybe you all go together on a family holiday. Either way there will be certain things they find important and these factors will determine what sort of holiday you go on.
● All look at the Parentplus site (link provided in Resources) and together make a list of questions to ask your parents about what they find important when planning and booking a holiday for or with their teenage children.
● Each group member asks a parent what they find important when planning and booking a holiday. Also ask what their budget would be.
● Compare with each other what your parents said they find most important. Make a final list of the essential factors you need to take into account when designing your holiday.

Check: Have you completed Product 2: List of what parents find important?

Step 5 – Holiday Aspects
● The four main aspects of a holiday are: location, accomodation, activities, price. Brainstorm as a group about any other factors you may want to include in your holiday. (For tips on brainstorming look at the link in Attachment 2: Resources.)
● Each group member takes responsibility for one of the 4 holiday aspects. (If your group has thought of  more than 4 holiday aspects, some group members will be responsible for more than 1 aspect.)
● For each holiday aspect compare the ideas and possibilities you find on the holiday websites provided in step 3. Keeping these ideas in mind, come up with 3 ideas of your own for your holiday aspect.
● Each group member presents their findings and ideas to the rest of the group.
● As a group decide on what the location, accomodation, activities, and price of your holiday will be. Take into account what you as teenagers want (step 2) and what parents want (step 4).
● For each aspect write down at least 3 reasons for your final choice.

Check: have you completed Product 3: List per aspect of at least 3 reasons for your final choice.

Step 6 – Poster Presentation
● Design a poster with all the information about your holiday on it. A poster which will tempt teenagers to choose your holiday and which their parents would let them go on.
● Present your holiday idea to the rest of the class in a 5-10 minute presentation. Each group member has to have a role in the presentation and can be asked a question by the teacher or the class. Each group member has to be able to explain or describe the end product and how the group designed it.

Check: have you completed Product 4 and 5: the poster and the final presentation to the class? 

Step 7 – Booking a holiday
Your teacher will put everyone into pairs and give each pair a booking voucher.
Together with your partner decide which holiday you like most and choose one to give your booking voucher to.
How many bookings did your group's holiday idea get?

Step 8: Evaluation and Reflection
Now it is time to look back and evaluate how things went.
Did you enjoy the webquest and learn something from doing it? Was it easy or difficult? Are there things that can be improved?
How did your group work together? Did things go smoothly and were problems easily solved or are there things you would do differently next time?
The Team Monitor is responsible for filling in the Evaluation and Reflection Form (Attachment 3) and must make sure that everyone's opinion is heard and included and that you all agree with the final verdict.
The aim is that you learn from what you did and can pin point where and how things can be improved on. So do not answer the questions by saying only 'good' or 'okay' but explain why!

Check: Have you now finished Product 6: the Evaluation and Reflection Form?

CONGRATULATIONS
You have now completed all 6 products and are ready to hand in your dossier.

 

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    Description: Evaluation and Reflection Form

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    Description: Resources

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    Description: Holiday Ideas matrix

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