Western Europe - City Escape



For this project, you will have a role to play.  As an experienced travel agent, with an especially strong foundation in Western Europe, you have been tasked with putting together a sales pitch for a European city.  After picking a major European city from the list below, and then heavily researching it, you will then make an in-class presentation detailing why your city is a "cannot-miss" spot in the region for potential travelers. There will be many topics and elements that you must include, as detailed in the next section.  

Through library and online research you will become an expert on your chosen city.  You will then use this background to compile a slideshow (either in Google Slides or Prezi).  Over two days in class,  each student will present their city.  Presentations will be a minimum of 5 minutes in length, and students will be drawn at random to present on the due date.  All presentations must be shared with Mr. McMurray before class time on the due date.  

Sources: Each student must use a minimum of five sources, but there is no limit to how many, as long as all are reliable and properly cited in the final bibliography.  You must use at least: one ebook, one online database or encyclopedia, and one website.  Printed non-fiction books are acceptable but not required.  As always in this class, use of Wikipedia and any similar sites will not be allowed.  Go to the project's Libguide for easy access to great sources.

Only one student per class section may report on a city.  In the interest of stretching ourselves and learning new things, a few cities are off limits (London, Paris, Rome).  Eligible cities include:

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Athens, Greece
Barcelona, Spain
Berlin, Germany
Bruges, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dublin, Ireland
Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Florence, Italy
Geneva, Switzerland
Helsinki, Finland
Lisbon, Portugal
Madrid, Spain
Munich, Germany
Nice, France
Oslo, Norway
Reykjavik, Iceland
Stockholm, Sweden
Venice, Italy
Vienna, Austria

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