Year 5 & 6 research project: EXTREME HOLIDAYS!
Your task is to create a brochure advertising a holiday in an extreme landscape. Groups will be assigned one of the following types of landscape:
You can do this work with a partner but you must share the work equally. If your partner is away you must bring their library folder with you so that you can continue to work on the project anyway.
Task: Using the available texts for your group, choose a place for extreme tourists to visit, then
  1. make a research plan
  2. read and research to find out
(a) How would tourists get there from Melbourne?
(b) Where’s the nearest town or city where tourists could get camping supplies such as food and water?
(c) What interesting things can the tourists see there?
(d) Are any special dangers tourists need to watch out for?
(e) What’s the weather and environment like?
(f) What clothes and equipment would they need?
(g) Where’s the nearest city if a tourist gets hurt and needs to go to hospital?
Use the Six Thinking Hats to organise your brochure. You can change the order as long as you include them all. Don’t use the headings on your brochure, just your ideas:
White Hat: what facts do the tourists need to know?
Red Hat: how will the tourists feel about their holiday?
Black Hat: what do they need to be careful of on their holiday?
Yellow Hat: what will be great for them on their holiday?
Blue Hat: how will you organise things so that they have a great time?
Green hat: how will you take care of their safety if things go wrong?
Use note taking sheets to record your research.
  • List the resources you use as you do your research.
  • Include all the publishing details i.e. Title, Author, Publisher, & date of publication.
  • DO NOT WRITE SENTENCES. Use single words or dot-points, abbreviations.
What has to be handed in?
(i) Your research plan, showing who’s doing which parts of the work
(ii) Your research notes showing who did the work
(iii)A brochure (A4 sheet of plain paper folded into equal parts) advertising the holiday destination you’ve chosen, including
  • A small labelled map showing where the place is
  • The answers to questions (a)-(g) above, organised to look interesting and fun for tourists
  • Pictures (If the laptops are working we can use them for pictures but most of the work will be done by hand.)
How to get a good mark for your project:
  • Hand in your research plan, your research notes and the brochure on time
  • Answer all the questions (a-g)
  • Use the Six Thinking Hats to think about what the tourists will want to know about the trip
  • Make your brochure look interesting with colourful headings and a jazzy design