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Introduction Are you tired of your parents dragging you along on boring family vacations? Well, here is your opportunity to turn the tables on your parents. How would you like to plan your family’s vacation? You can choose the destination and drag your parents along. Task In groups of 3, you will plan a round-trip family vacation. The children in your “family” will compile information on specific aspects of the vacation which will include travel expenses, lodging, activities, dining, etc. You will work within a given budget of $3,000. You must plan every detail to pitch to your “parents” for their approval; after all they are the ones with the cash. You will be expected to keep an individual journal of your experiences within your group and provide a final report of all your findings. Your contributions will be evaluated by your “family” members. Process Choose your destination from the following: Charleston, Myrtle Beach, SC Williamsburg, Nashville, Atlanta, Orlando, FL *The following link may be helpful in choosing your destination: www.chamberofcommerce.com/ You must determine the following (use a spreadsheet to show the information): length of trip, within 7 days round trip Type and cost of travel, don’t forget the gas! Cost of food: Fast food? Restaurants? Eating in? Cooler? Ice? Cook out? Cost of entertainment: Sightseeing? Theme parks? Shopping? Museums? Tickets? Souvenirs? Cost of lodging: Camping? Motel? Hotel? House? *Reminder: if you keep track of your expenses as you go along, using the spreadsheet, you will not have as many surprises. Keep up with what you are doing on which day. You will each have a specific job assignment: a. The accountant- this person will keep up with the spreadsheet and budget. b. Travel agent- this person will determine the length, cost, and type of travel. c. The social director-this person will determine the cost of entertainment and meals. Conclusion By working with your “family” members to convince your parents to take you on the trip you planned you have developed numerous skills to assist you with your future. You have learned to work with other individuals, stay within a specific budget while using your resources efficiently, use technology to learn about different areas of the east coast, and improve upon your written and communication skills by presenting a report to your “parents.” All of these are skills which you may need for future employment. Peer Evaluation Teacher Webquest Rubric Helpful Travel Links