7C SWA CityProjects Web Project and Rubric:
Take all of your CityProject data and create an amazing WordPress.com page. You will create a site with a static homepage and clickable (linked) pages guiding us to various data (maps, top 10…).
Find PROJECT tasks and due dates here: swa-cityprojects-examples-1
Make sure to include ALL of the required data. Each page should have at least 1 amazing image to illustrate your data. When including links, make sure they work and use the option for them to open in a separate window.
Use this student work as an example: https://visitistanbulguide.wordpress.com/
But, add your own style and creativity!
Project completion: 8.4 on GEO class (whatever you have with Mr.Patrick that day)
Here is the CHECKLIST: SWA CityProjects Website Rubric Checklist
- Visit! Intro
Your front page (the first one you see) should be your VISIT! Essay.
You input the data as your ‘first blog post’.
This post should have:
- a) Introduction of why to visit your city (3 paragraphs)
- b) Great eye catching image
Important note: From this point on… Make PAGES, not blog posts. When you create pages set them to DEFAULT mode (in the MENU section). This will automatically make clickable heading links at the top of your webpage (most of the time).
Map of city + country, Map of whole city, Map of downtown district
History of city (1-2 paragraphs)
Make a brief timeline of historical highlights
Description of important or interesting cultural points (ex: religion, special city customs or traditions). This should be about 1-2 paragraphs.
- When to visit
Make a short paragraph telling when you would suggest tourists to visit your city.
Include a chart of average daily sunshine, monthly weather averages, monthly precipitation averages.
- Top 10 sites
Top 10 sites to visits in your city. 4-10 sent. Descriptions of why you should visit for each site. You should include as much info as possible: costs, opening times, webpages, location.
- Walking Tours
Find or create 1 Walking tour of sites or districts a tourist could visit = directions and route marked on a map
3 suggested restaurants to visit – brief 2-4 sent. for each one. Also add a 1 paragraph section at the start to explain types of typical food you can buy/eat in your city. Include the address, email, website and phone number for each location.
3 suggested places to shop – brief 2-4 sent. For each one. Include the address, email, website and phone number for each location.
- Arts & Theater
3 suggestions for arts & theater – – brief 2-4 sent. For each one. Include the address, email, website and phone number for each location.
- Outside the City
1 suggestions of interesting things to see or do outside of your city. Write a 4-5 sent. Description for each, address, website and any costs.