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TITLE: "Promote A City/Town" Posters AUTHOR: Esther L. Coffey Modified by Kevin Kearney for the Canadian Classroom GRADE LEVEL/SUBJECT: Appropriate for grades 5-7 Social Studies OVERVIEW: Many times students have little knowledge of their own province. This exercise enables the students to learn about and share with each other many diversified areas. It develops in many a desire to visit these places and to learn more about them. PURPOSE: During a unit on Provincial or Canadian history this lesson will help students better understand his or her own province and the variety of places to visit close to home. OBJECTIVE(s): Students will be able to: 1. Choose a city [or town] (Make a directed choice.) 2. Write correctly written letters. 3. Look up postal codes of cities/towns. 4. Make a poster promoting a chosen area using materials received. 5. Present poster to classmates showing positive aspects of chosen area. RESOURCES/MATERIALS: Teacher materials = Provincial/Canadian maps, descriptions of cities, postal code book Student materials = poster board, envelope, stamp ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES: 1. Using Provincial maps and descriptions of many cities/towns, students will each choose a city. 2. Each student will write a letter to the Municipal Government, Tourist Bureau of the city/town chosen. The letter will explain that information is desired for a promotional poster. 3. When material is received* the student will make a poster which includes the city/town name and student's descriptions of each picture or pamphlet on the poster. 4. Posters are turned in and students are given the opportunity to orally describe their chosen city/town.
If the student fails to receive materials by a given date they are then allowed to go to their home city/town and request materials.
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER: After all posters are in, the students share with classmates the information from their poster about their chosen city/town. Most students become quite interested in the many things that can be seen in their own province.
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