london or bust!
Is the London Bridge really falling down? You'll find out soon! Your European
History Class is participating in a class trip to London, England. Your
class will be in London for seven days, therefore you must prepare an itinerary of the
landmarks/places of interest you would like to visit. Let's go sight seeing!
The main task of this assignment is for students compile and finalize a
list of landmarks/places of interest in London they would like to visit. The
class will be traveling in a group, therefore students must come to a unanimous
decision. This could be a difficult task since students have varying interests. Once a final
itinerary is completed, each student will write a short paper (one page) on his or her favorite
landmark or place of interest and present it to the class.
Students will have studied England in their history class, and will already
be familiar with much of the history and culture. Prior to the assignment,
students will be given a worksheet to record their answers. The landmarks/places
of interests that students are required to research will be listed. They will
also have the option to add places that are not already on the list. Students
should follow the tasks outlined below to complete this assignment:
- Using their prior knowledge, students will use online resources to
research specific landmarks/places of interest in London they would like to
- Students will write a brief summary/description of each sight listed on
- Once the research is completed, students will work in groups of five and
compile a list of the most popular landmarks/places of interests requested to
visit. There are twenty students in the class, so four groups will be formed.
- Once each group completes their list, students will have class time to
begin working on their short paper. They will write a one page report on a
landmark or place in London they are interested in visiting.
- Students will each present their report orally to class.
- For the final step, the class will work together analyzing and comparing
each group's information, and finalize one list. The class must come to a
unanimous decision. The assignment will be complete, and the itinerary will be
finished. Get packing!
» One of my favorite London sites to explore! You can link
to photographs, or simply browse the site for what interests you.
The site is nicely organized. Check out the London Eye Pod, what
London Attractions And Sights
Guide For Tourist » A step-by-step guide designed for
tourists to see the sights of London, England.
London Photo Tour
» A pictorial tour of the most famous sites of London. View
the many photographs, and learn about London's great history.
Dan Heller Photography
of London » An incredible Web site containing photographs
of landmarks, people, and interesting places in London arranged
An excellent Web site about England with various links to other
helpful sites. You can search different areas of England, and learn
about each culture. Site includes photographs.
British Castles, Stately
Homes and Houses » Web site contains a map with links
and an alphabetical listing of British Castles, Stately Homes and
Houses. Beautiful photographs!
Circus Photo Explore » Explore London. Another excellent
Web site containing tourist information, maps, pictures, you name
it. A must see!
Sight Seeing Tour » A London sight seeing tour map. Let's
you click directly on a sight to view.
» America's gateway to the British Isles since 1996. Web site
offers valuable information on all aspects of London, and provides
virtual tours on numerous areas and attractions.
Places » Going Places. A Web site about London that links
to various other useful London sites, even one geared to students.
Congratulations, the Webquest is completed, and you are ready to travel abroad. You should now be familiar with many
of the famous landmarks and places in London, and have gained a better understanding of its history and culture.
You have learned how to research, compare and evaluate information from various online resources, as well as incorporate
the use of computer technology and Internet skills in the lesson.
Some questions to think about?
- Are the landmarks/places you visited in London similar or different
from what you have researched online? How?
- If you were to recommend some of the landmarks/places to a friend
to visit, which ones would you recommend? Which ones would you tell
him/her to avoid?
- How did your experience in London fit into what you have learned about
European history in class?
Web Mastering Class
Thomas Krichel 2003