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Way Back: Summer Vacation - WGBH for PBS

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4 to 8
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"Travel" is perhaps a better name for this site. No matter what time of year, students love to dream of vacation and plan a fantasy trip. Explore destinations in the ...more
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"Travel" is perhaps a better name for this site. No matter what time of year, students love to dream of vacation and plan a fantasy trip. Explore destinations in the USA through reading the information at these links--and don't forget to send postcards along the way. Three links feature information on car camping, Miami Beach, and summer camp. Definitely check out Tim Hollis' interview in the 'Buzz' section. He discusses some out-of-the-way places to vacation in the south. Can your class make their own list of lesser-known places to explore in your local area?

This site is a good companion to TeachersFirst's own 50 States, where the "Sites to see" for each state include some lesser-known and intriguing options, as well.

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As your class learns about places in America, they can make their own 'road trip map' just like the featured one at this site or use a wiki as a class trip-planner. If you use Google Earth, you could create placemarkers with student's own writings, then play the "tour." Or, perhaps your students can simply choose one of the 13 destinations on this site to research further.
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sounds like a great add on to my see the USA project. Susan, NJ, Grades: 0 - 3

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