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A Guided Tour of the Americas


World History and Geography Scenario: You are a professional tour guide for Central Tours International who has been hired to lead a group of 6th grade students through the ruins of the ancient civilizations of the Americas. As the tour guide you must develop and create the informational brochure to accompany your guided tour. This brochure must be simple enough for a 6th grader to understand and must contain the following features and information: Cover Page Name and purpose of tour, your name, company name, and additional information, related image. Civilizations Briefly explain The cultural aspects of Mayas, Incas, Aztecs, Nazca, and Pueblo cultures o Religion o Art o Government, o Society o Unique accomplishments o How geographic features affected culture o Graphic (picture of the region, handdrawn or printed) Comparing This section will put cultural aspects of the Civilizations different civilizations side by side in order to easily see similarities and differences. How you format the comparison is up to you. Map of the Americas The map will be the entire center foldout cannot be printed from section of the brochure. It must be colored. All the internet, except for cultures mentioned in the brochure must be the outline of the outlined and labeled. Major geographical continent features must be labeled (mountains, rivers, etc). There must be a key and a compass rose. Key Vocabulary You must use and highlight key vocabulary in every section throughout your brochure and have a definition page to define the key vocabulary. Graphics/Pictures You must use graphics to reinforce the ideas and content within your brochure. Dont be word heavy. Break up the content by

inserting pictures, diagrams, etc. to make it more interesting and easy to understand

Brochure Rubric: A Guided Tour of the Americas


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Content and Facts

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Fewer than 80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. Graphics do not go with the accompanying text or appear to be randomly chosen.

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89-80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. Graphics go well with the text, but there are too few and the brochure seems "text-heavy".

All facts in the brochure 99-90% of the facts in are accurate. the brochure are accurate. Graphics go well with the text and there is a good mix of text and graphics. Graphics go well with the text, but there are so many that they distract from the text.

Graphics/Pictures

Writing - Vocabulary

The authors correctly use several new words and define words unfamiliar to the reader.

The authors correctly use a few new words and define words unfamiliar to the reader.

The authors try to use some new vocabulary, but may use 1-2 words incorrectly.

The authors do not incorporate new vocabulary.

Map

The map is accurate, The map is accurate but The map is somewhat The map is inaccurate colored, has a compass missing 1 or 2 accurate but missing 3-4 and hard to understand. rose, key, and is labeled components. components. correctly.

Writing - Organization

Each section in the brochure has a clear beginning, middle, and end.

Almost all sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end.

Most sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end.

Less than half of the sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end.

Attractiveness & Organization

The brochure has exceptionally attractive formatting and wellorganized information.

The brochure has The brochure has wellattractive formatting and organized information. well-organized information.

The brochure's formatting and organization of material are confusing to the reader.

Use of class time

Student always on task and working toward project completion

Student usually on task and working toward project completion

Student sometimes on Student rarely on task and task and working toward working toward project project completion completion

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