Grade 10 ECOTOURISM

Introduction

Have you every wished you could travel and visit a tribal group in Africa? Have you ever wondered what their lives are like or what it would be to live with a certain people group? Well now is your chance to explore the idea of ecotourism. On this webQuest, you live in a small village in Africa with very unique wildlife and vegetation.

Recently their have been tourist and unwelcome guest's visiting to observe you land, village and culture. While most people i you village see this as a problem you see this as a opportunity for growth of your community.

 

 

Task

The elders in your tribe have been discussing ideas of how to get rid of the tourist when you mention ecotourism and that having tourist could be a good thing.

This makes the elders mad but they decide to give you a change to make them think otherwise.

Research ecotourism and provide examples of what makes it successful, how your village would benefit, and examples of other groups with functioning ecotourism.

Give examples of what tourist attractions would make people choose to visit your tribe such as the animals in the area, the music, or the rich culture.

Once you have complied all the information create a presentation on prezi to show your elders the benefit of ecotourism.

Be sure to include pictures.

Process

STEP 1:  Go to Prezi and choose a template that you believe is appropriate for you persuasive presentation.

                Title the presentation, "ecotourism works" and add your name below.

STEP 2:  By using the World Wildlife Fund map of ecosystems in Africa in which your tribe is located.

                Record the ecosystem in which you live, read and write about what makes that area unique and find three endangered species.

                Save the images ( cite the sources) of the species to share on your presentation.

ENTER THIS INFORMATION INTO YOUR PREZI

STEP 3:  Research what an ecosystems is, and what it is made up of. 

               On your presentation provide a definition of ecosystem in your own words.

               Name and explain the four kinds of consumer that make up an ecosystem.

STEP4:  Find out what tourist are looking for when they go on vacation

               This will help you think of possible attractions and activities to have for tourist

              Using this source, list three activities or features of your ecosystem that will encourage vacationers to visit.

INCLUDE THESE AND ONE PICTURE OF AN  ACTIVITY ON YOUR PRESENTATION.

STEP 5: Because of the lack of business and tourism experience in your tribe you might concider resources that could help you on this                  Journey to successful ecotourism

               Check out other websites to see how other parts of the world are helping ecotourism.

               Use the member map, under find members to find it and list it on your presentation, three locations where ecotourism is being   

               practiced.

STEP 6:  Present your presentation to the elders (your classmates)!

 

 

 

 

Evaluation

You will be graded on the following

  1. Presentation to the elders                                                                                                                  ......\5
  2. Listed name of ecosystem and 3 pictures, endangered species from that area                          ......\25
  3. The definition of ecosystems and the four consumer explained                                                   ......\25
  4. Three attraction or activities with a picture                                                                                      ......\15
  5. Presentation: Good eye contact, Persuasive, Volume and communication                                  ......\30                                   
Conclusion

Congratulations on persuading the elders of your tribe! On this journey you have learned how what an ecosystem was and the four different consumers involved.

You also learned about interesting way to explore different places of what the world  have to offer.

Along the way you might have learned something about endangered animals in regions and what you can to do help.

You also have learned about an interesting way  of tourism that is growing each year.

What exotic places do you want to see? are there ecotourism opportunities there? IF not , what could you do to change that.

Teacher Page

Objective: The learners will be able to create a persuasive presentation about the given topic while ecosystems and ecotourism.

 

Photos:

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Sites

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