California has so many wonderful places to visit, and postcards are a fun way to let others know about where you’ve been! In this activity, students will create a postcard from California. The written part must include at least one fact about the landmark, and the picture must accurately depict the location.
Some popular tourist attractions in California are: Disneyland, San Diego Zoo, Lego Land, Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park, Big Sur, Lake Tahoe, and Redwood National and State Parks.
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Objective: Create a postcard from a landmark in California.
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Includes location name, name of famous site and 4-6 sentence letter with an accurate description of the site and why it is important.
Missing one element of text.
Missing two or more elements of text.
Design and Illustrations
Illustration depicts at least one major site of importance. Overall design includes attributes from the location with appropriate scenes, characters or items.
Illustration depicts important site. Design and attributes are present but are unclear or incomplete.
Illustration and design do not depict important sites or attributes of the location.