Travel Money

 

Introduction | Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion

 

Introduction:

Have you ever had a vacation that lasted longer than your money? Unless money is no object, budgeting the amount you will need to spend on transportation, meals, lodging and recreation is the first step in creating a successful trip.

 

The Task:

 

The Process:

At the computer:

Read all directions before you click.

In the classroom:

 

Resources:

Internet Resources:

 

Evaluation:

Student's work will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Accurate completion of the Let's Travel worksheet.

    Scoring Rubric:

    A+
    -- worksheet is completed on time
    -- worksheet is without errors including the Bonus question

    A
    -- worksheet is completed on time, and
    -- the only error is in the Bonus question

    B
    -- worksheet is completed on time, and
    -- contains 1-2 errors exclusive of the Bonus question*

    C
    -- worksheet is completed on time, and
    -- contains 3-4 errors exclusive of the Bonus question*

    D
    -- worksheet is completed on time, and
    -- contains 5-6 errors exclusive of the Bonus question*

    F
    -- worksheet is not completed on time, and/or
    -- worksheet contains 7 or more errors

    * Teacher note: the Bonus question may be used to "replace" any other incorrect item on the student's worksheet, thereby moving the score up the scale.
  2. Accurate completion of a Travel Itinerary and Budget.

    Scoring Rubric:

    A
    -- work is completed on time
    -- dollar amounts are accurate
    -- information is organized
    -- work is neat
    -- total expenditures do not exceed allotted monies

    B
    -- work is completed on time
    -- error in only one of the remaining criteria found in A

    C
    -- work is completed on time, and
    -- error in two of the remaining criteria found in A

    D
    -- work is completed on time, and
    -- error in three of the remaining criteria found in A

    F
    -- work is completed on time, and
    -- error in four of the remaining criteria found in A

 

Conclusion:

After completing the Travel Money WebQuest, you will learn the importance of planning and preparing a vacation budget. Remember: don't plan on more vacation than your pocketbook can afford!

Travel Money WebQuest was designed and researched by Rita Elliott, Sixth Grade Teacher at Kiser Middle School (Guilford County Schools), in Greensboro, NC.

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