Ancient History Vacation

Designed byJarrod McEntarfer

Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits

Table of Contents


You are a travel agent from the distant future where time travel has come into everyday use allowing ordinary citizens to virtually visit the past. Visitors will be unable to change the past or damage the future since they can only observe and are invisable to their surroundings. As visiting the past is becoming a budding vacation industry it is your job to create an attractive advertisement to lure in possible clients to visit the past. You have been placed in charge of advertising for the Ancient World.

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The Task:

Create a travel brochure website for an ancient civilization (Greece, Rome, China, India, Egypt or Babylon) that addresses the following attributes.

1. Geography - What does the place look like physically?

2. Technology - What technology was available?

3. Customs and Traditions - What did the people like to do for recreation?

4. Language and Writing - How did they communicate

5. Art and Architecture - What did they build and create as art?

6. Religion - How did they practice their religion?

7. Government - What kind of government did they have?

8. Economy - What did people do for work and what was traded?

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The Process:
  1. Choose an ancient civilization above
  2. Research and outline your civlization by looking at: Geography, Technlogy, Customs, Language/Writing, Art/Architecture, Religion, Government, Economy
  3. Create your travel brochure website using the power point template
  4. Present your travel brochure power point to the class

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Outline and Clear plan of organization


Unorganized outline with little to no organization
Some organization , but lacking  clear plan
Formatted outline that outlines some organiztion
Fully formatted and organized outline


Power Point Presentation



PPT is under 12 slides and lacks any salient information or fuctions
PPT is under 12, but at least 9 slides with little salient info and salient info .
12 slide presentation with some good info and  showing some advanced use of PPT functions.
12 or more slides containing salient information on the career using advanced fuctions.





Refusal to do presentation. Disruptive during other presentations (0)
Failure to follow directions for proper presentation.
Clear  attempt to engage audience.
Excellent and dynamic presentation which engaged the audience and  entertained questions.


Proper Research and Evaluation


Clear lack of any research or evaluation..
Some salient research with minor inaccuracies. No Evaluation
Clear summary or career and some evaluation.
Complete summary of career and complete evaluation.


On Task Behavior, cooperation and work ethics
Poor attendence and inattentive.
Some effort at cooperation
Working and sharing with a  partner. Helping others
Showing a clear plan of cooperation and orgaization. Helping others


Now that we have presented everyone will sign up for a vacation package. Why did you choose to visit this particular civilization? Explain.

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Credits & References

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Last updated on August 15, 1999. Based on a template from The WebQuest Page