Required on-line resources. Doodle or similar software able to manage a poll, transports websites, on-line hotel and flight or train reservation and ticketing sites, touristic places sites, museums sites, etc.
Budget management software
B1 Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Wifi connection; more than one computer in order to have team work; clear info about duration and allowed period in the school year. Some flyers (paper or on website) of professional planned trips to the places chosen.
1st step Some oral informal discussion about place and period of time, budget limit of the trip (10 minutes)
2nd step To prepare the poll ( if already familiar with doodle 20 minutes; otherwise 30-40minutes)
Leave some days to answer (students should ask also their families’ opinion). Some websites urls or paper material might circulate in order to help a well-pondered decision
3rd step To summarize results of the poll in order to prepare a second poll with the two options which gathered a larger approval (20 minutes) The second poll should be prepared by a different group of students assisted by those who prepared the first in order to pass on instructions
Leave one day or two to answer
4th step To prepare a daily programme.
4th step A Collegial discussion about overall design of trip: adopt a professional plan already prepared by travel agent and customise it ( i.e no shopping time, no winery or brewery visit, adapt to class study programme, visit a school or a factory etc.) Decision about support to adopt in order to spread the final programme ( ppt or paper flyer or both) (20 minutes)
4th step B This work might be divided into small groups of one-three student(s) who prepare each one day in close cooperation in order to avoid two days one after the other too full of engaging visits and overlapping or monotony (30 minutes)
5th step Pasting the days in a single ppt or paper programme
Reinforcers Prepare polls on different subject. To be prepared by single students in order to maintain the specific skill ( both software and training in isolating most “rentable” options).
Exercise aimed at memorizing vocabulary : Cloze on texts dealing with the most important historical monuments
Reorganisation of descriptions of historical buildings according to size (which is the largest castle we will see? Or we saw, if exercise is proposed after the trip, antiquity, importance in the history of the state visited etc.)
Exercise aimed at improving pronunciation Role plays in which one students asks how to reach a certain monument and the other answers.
. The school trip is an interesting topic which engages and motivates the class.
Criteria the product must meet for it to be sufficient.
The poll should be well organized ( good choice of options; ability in finding a compromise) and the results well resumed.
The trip proposal should be considered according to :
wise distribution of sightseeing and leisure
safe commuting time during the travel to and back
affordable carrier company
insurance for the trip
hotel or hostel with good standards (food,cleanliness, etc)