|"My Hometown" |
former high school geography and free
enterprise teacher (now middle school English teacher who would love
to teach Louisiana Studies)
MIDDLE/SENIOR HIGH - Bossier Parish
I came up with this idea last summer while
snapping photographs of Bossier City and nearby Shreveport.
Many people, not just students, do not know as much about their
area/hometown as tourists to the area learn upon arrival. This
project is flexible in time allotment as well as assessment
Students may bring in photographs taken by
themselves or family members, photographs from websites, or
pictures from magazines/newspapers featuring their area or
hometown. If a student is not native to the area, he/she may
highlight his/her hometown area (if originally from Louisiana)
or truly become a tourist in the new adopted hometown.
With the photographic material the students
collect, they may create a PowerPoint or scrapbook page
detailing the hometown. Bonus points or alternate activities
may include class field trips to area landmarks, guest speakers,
"tourist videos" if a video camera is available for student use,
tourism brochures, or travel magazine articles depicting the
hometown area from a tourist's perspective.