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Tri-fold travel brochure

Content standards

(from California Common Core Standards)

ELA Standards - Reading Informational Texts RI 11-12/7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

ELA Standards - Writing W 11-12/6:  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

Library/Media Standards

(Full text of standards)

1.3.a - Use a variety of search engines and licensed and free databases to locate information appropriate to the need

1.3.g - Create and save searches and bibliographies within library catalogs and databases

1.3.i - Select and use appropriate tools and technology to locate resources

1.3.k - Use a variety of print, media, and online resources to locate information including encyclopedias and other reference materials

2.1.c - Interpret meaning from charts, maps, graphs, tables, and pictures

2.2.e - Use systematic strategies and technology tools to organize and record information (e.g., anecdotal scripting, footnotes, annotated bibliographies)

3.1.a - Demonstrate respect for intellectual property, copyright restrictions, fair use, and public performance rights when downloading or duplicating media

3.1.c - Use appropriate conventions for documentation in the text, footnotes, references, and bibliographies by adhering to an acceptable format

3.3.d - Produce media efficiently and appropriately to communicate a message to an audience

4.2.b - Contribute actively to the learning community and participate in groups to pursue and generate information

4.2.d - Use technology to communicate, share information, and collaborate with others with the same interests

Tech Standards

(From ISTE - NETS for Students)

Standard 6 - Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:

a. understand and use technology systems.
b. select and use applications effectively and productively.

How can I research and create a tri-fold travel brochure using print and digital resources?

Ms. Reyes, English Language Development

- Introduction

There are so many countries and cultures in the world, each unique in its own way, but still familiar enough that we can know and understand each other.  One way to present what makes a country or culture special is to create a travel brochure to present images and facts in an appealing format.

- Task

You will use print and digital resources to find information about your assigned country (your teacher will assign you groups and make sure that a wide variety of countries from around the world are chosen), and then use Photoshop to create a tri-fold travel brochure about your assigned country.  You will include images and facts about the history, culture, people, and geography of the country.

- Process

BEFORE COMING TO THE LIBRARY: Your teacher will assign groups based on countries.  Within your group, you must come up with your research questions.

  • The whole group should come up with a "big picture" question for which the final product (i.e. your brochure) will be an answer.  (The term we will use for these questions is "Essential Questions").
    • Examples: "What information about China would be most helpful for a first-time visitor to the country to have?" or "What should a visitor to Yemen know before they come to the country that will help them choose which sites they want to visit?"
  • Each group member should choose a focus question related to your group's essential question.
    • Examples: If your group's essential question is "What information about China would be most helpful for a first-time visitor to the country to have?", then a good focus question might be "Where and when in China should a visitor go to experience cultural celebrations and sample traditional food?" or "What important events in Chinese history will help a visitor appreciate the architecture in China?"
  • Once you have your group topic, essential question, and individual focus question, you are ready to come to the library!
  1. Part 1: Finding Print resources
    1. Under "files" at the right side of the screen, open "Creating a Destiny Quest account" and follow the steps to create a new Destiny Quest account.
    2. Under "files" at the right side of the screen, open "Finding Print Resources Using Destiny Quest" and follow the instructions to find print resources and add them to you list.
    3. GOALS FOR PART 1:
      1. Create a Destiny Quest account
      2. Use Destiny Quest to find at least 3 print resources, including 1 Reference resource, and adding them to a list
      3. Use call numbers to locate and check out at least 2 print resources.
  2. Part 2: Using World Book Online as a digital resource
    1. Under "files" at the right side of the screen, open "Creating a World Book Online Account" and follow the steps to create a World Book Online account and "My Research" page.
    2. Under "files" at the right side of the screen, open "Adding Resources to World Book Online "My Research" Page" and follow the instructions to add resources to your "My Research" page on your World Book account.
    3. GOALS FOR PART 2:
      1. Create a "My Research" account on World Book Online
      2. Create a new project in "My Research" for this assignment
      3. Add the print resources you found in part 1 under "Books" for this project
      4. Find resources in World Book Online and add them to your "My Research" project, including:
        1. At least 2 encyclopedia articles
        2. At least 1 map
        3. At least 3 images
        4. At least 1 primary source item
      5. For all items you added to your "My Research" project, click on "Add Note" and briefly describe how you plan to use this resource in your final project.
  3. Part 3: Finding Web Resources on Websites
  4. Part 4: Using Noodletools to create citations
    1. Under "files" at the right side of the screen, open "Starting a Noodeltools Project" and follow the steps to create a Noodletools account and start a new project.
      1. Add all of the resources you found in parts 1-3 to your project bibliography.
    2. Under "files" at the right side of the screen, open "Making Notecards in Noodletools" and follow the steps to create at least one notecard for each of the resources you found in steps 1-3.
    3. GOALS FOR PART 4:
      1. Create a Noodletools account
      2. Create a new project in your Noodletools account
      3. Create a bibliography for this project with citations for all resources found in steps 1-3
      4. Create at least one notecard for each resource cited
      5. Organize your notecards to create a rough draft of your project
  5. Part 5: Finding, formatting, saving, and citing images
  6. Part 6: Creating your brochure in Photoshop
    1. Under "files" at the right side of the screen, open "Photoshop trifold brochure pathfinder".
    2. Follow the directions to create your brochure.
    3. To find images, click on the "Google Images" icon under "resources" at the right side of the screen.
      1. Search for images. 
      2. When you have found an image you want to use, right click on the image and select "copy". 
      3. Go to your Photoshop document and select "paste" from the "edit" menu.