Need to know
8-10 . Web Quest. Plan a holiday. An Exercise in finding out, mainly online but
also other sources.
Lesson two suggested these web sites:
The list below of "What teens want
on holiday" is at
in an article by Esther Addley.
Find holidays online which match
this wish list.
Think about the sites you might visit and the keywords you might
Save important information in your word processor
and make it into a Holiday News recommendation suitable
for young people of your age.
* As in lesson 3, the audience for your report
is young people of your age who are planning to have a one week
holiday in June to celebrate the end of their examinations.
* Check your information with other Web sites where possible.
* Include the Web site addresses with your information.
* Follow the pattern:
1. locating and gathering (find the websites, gather
2. selecting and appraising (choose information if
it's relevant and useful. Don't forget to say which Websites
you found it on.)
3. organising and recording (copy and paste into
your word processor if it matches the Wish List above)
4. communicating and realising (combine and edit
the information in your word pocessor into a report for young
5. evaluating (how did you do? Did other people find
your report helpful?)
Esther Addley listens in while
teenagers tell Cosmos what they should do to keep kids happy
Guardian Saturday May 6, 2000
The wish list
What they love
- Water activities: fun pool, water polo,
water chutes, banana boats. Beach discos, barbecues.
- Make-overs, talent shows for the girls.
- Arcade games, team sports, videos for
15 to 17-year-olds
- Freedom to choose whether or not to participate
- Shopping trips, non-alcoholic discos in
- Own keys to bedrooms.
- Discounts to bring friends.
- Waterskiing, bungee-jumping.
- Blind Date and karaoke competitions.
What they hate
- Group entertainment, which is likened
to "controlled funtime" and at which they are expected
to instantly bond with strangers.
- Uniform of T-shirts and baseball caps.
Guardian Unlimited © Guardian Newspapers
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