Students will set up an Asian ‘holiday destination’ at school and invite others to visit.
Learning area(s): English, Languages, Social sciences
Estimated timeframe: 20 Lessons
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The learning context
In this unit, students will set up an Asian ‘holiday destination’ in their classroom/school hall and invite others to visit.
Students begin by investigating a range of Asian countries that are holiday destination choices for New Zealanders, such as China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Korea. They find out why people travel to these places and what they see and learn about another country and culture.
The next phase of this unit engages students in setting up a ‘tourist destination’ in the classroom, or in the hall if a syndicate is involved. Students will need to research the particular food, customs, traditions, wildlife, climate, landscape, and natural features that are unique to their selected location. The tourist destination that students set up will simulate the country’s cultural and festive environment, provide sightseeing opportunities and offer food experiences for ‘travellers’.
On ‘travel day’, visitors will be invited to travel to their destination, exchange appropriate currency, and participate in wide-ranging tourism experiences.
Each group will maintain a planning journal to record their thinking and planning. Journal entries may include group success criteria, planning documentation, progress reports, job description/s, ideas contributed to their group, problems they see arising in their group and how group team members contributed to them being resolved, as well as key ideas and language learned.
Social Sciences level 3
- Understand how cultural practices vary but reflect similar purposes.
- Understand how people view and use places differently.
- Understand how people remember and record the past in different ways.
- Understand how the movement of people affects cultural diversity and interaction in New Zealand.
English level 3
Listening, reading, and viewing
- Purposes and audiences: Recognise that texts are shaped for different purposes and audiences.
Speaking, writing, and presenting
- Purposes and audiences: Show a developing understanding of how to shape texts for different purposes and audiences.
Learning Languages level 1-2 (optional)
- Selecting and using language, symbols, and texts to communicate: Receive and produce information.
- Participating and contributing in communities: Show social awareness when interacting with others.
Key competencies and enterprising attributes to consider:
- Generating, identifying, and assessing opportunities
- Collecting, organising, and analysing information
- Communicating and receiving ideas and information
- Matching personal goals and capabilities to an undertaking
- Using initiative and drive
- Working with others and in teams
- Planning and organising
- Monitoring and evaluating