Congratulations! Due Wednesday, November 11, 2009 ~You have just won a trip to a Spanish-speaking country of your choice! Your trip includes round trip airfare from Pittsburgh International Airport to the capital city in the country you select. You will also be provided with accommodations for two weeks of travel around the country, including excursions, tours, and meals. ~But wait! There’s more! YOU get to plan your own trip. What country did the awards committee approve for your trip? __________________________ Where will you go? What city’s airport should we send you to? What sites do you want to see? What national holiday might you be able to enjoy while you’re there? ~We will provide you with U$S 5000 to spend on your trip, but US dollars will not get you far once you leave the airport. What type of currency will you need, and how much of that currency should we give you? (check and include the exchange rate so we can verify the correct amount) ~In order to receive your tickets, you must present a printed copy of your planned itinerary to the awards committee at South Allegheny Jr/Sr High school. The awards committee requires an informational country presentation, including: -picture of the map of your selected country -picture of flag -boundaries --- What countries and bodies of water (seas, straits, oceans) are along the country’s edges? -capital city, where you will arrive and depart the country -5 interesting facts of your choice DO NOT CUT AND PASTE! Use any reliable website for your facts. One reliable site is suggested below. See http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html for examples like: Products the country makes Languages other than Spanish that may be spoken Type of government - King? Parliament? Congress? Main types of local jobs Religious affiliations of the people (holidays?) Voting rights (check under the title suffrage) Highest mountains and lowest valleys -Your trip plan! You may not stay in any one location for more than four (4) consecutive days, and you may not return anywhere except for the capital during the last couple days before your return flight. -Your activities – What do you plan to see and do in each location? -The type and amount of money we should provide you (see explanation above). ~Be familiar with your presentation information, because you will be required to present your country and your trip before the awards committee. Feel free to be creative, because some committee members have been known to award extra prizes if they are particularly impressed with a winner’s presentation. NOTES FROM AWARDS COMMITTEE PRESIDENT: ~Include one additional page citing all references you use to gather information. You must use at least 3 sources, 2 of which must be print materials such as books, encyclopedias, journals or magazines. YOUR PROJECT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A WORKS CITED PAGE!! Name _____________________________ Country Research Project Country ___________________________ Presentation Page 2pt -picture of the map of your selected country 2pt -picture of flag 5pts -boundaries 2pt -capital city, where you will arrive and depart the country 15pts -5 interesting facts of your choice --- 3 pts per fact 8pts -Your trip plan! --- At least 3 places plus capital 8pts -Activities for your trip –at least one specific activity/sight to see per place visited 2pts -Brief description of a National Holiday for the country you are visiting 4pts -The type and amount of money we should provide you 5pts -Include an additional page citing all references you use to gather information 7pts -Creativity in presentation 60 points total Class Presentation Presented _______________ 2pts -Presence—speaks clearly and confidently 2pts -Preparation—knows basic information 2pts-at least 70% without notes 1pts-about 50% without notes 0pts-less than 20% without notes reads almost all 2pts -Stays within time limit (3-6 minutes) 2pts -Creativity in presentation 7pts -Includes all necessary information Capital, currency, boundaries, trip plan, 5 facts, shows map and flag 15 points total Your Grand Total for both paper and class presentation. 75 points possible.