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Activity Overview


Virginia has so many wonderful places to visit, and postcards are a fun way to let others know about where you’ve been! Using the 2 cell poster template provided, students will create a postcard from Virginia. The written part must include at least one fact about the landmark, and the picture must accurately depict the location. Some examples of tourist attractions in Virginia are: Arlington National Cemetery, Shenandoah National Park, Monticello, Mount Vernon, Jamestown, and The Pentagon.


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a postcard from a landmark in Virginia.

Student Instructions

  1. Click on “Start Assignment”.
  2. Create a 2-cell storyboard or use the template provided.
  3. In the left cell, create an image that depicts the landmark or the state in general using an appropriate scene, characters, and items. Be sure to include the state name somehow.
  4. In the right cell, write a note to a friend or family member describing the landmark that you have "visited". You must include at least one fact about the landmark.
  5. On the address lines provided, make up a creative address for the recipient.
  6. Create a fun stamp in the box in the upper right corner.
  7. Save often!

Lesson Plan Reference

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Rubric

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Postcard
Create a postcard for your assigned location that showcases one or more of its amazing sites and features! Include the name of your location and at least one major point of interest along with an illustration. Add other images to your design that represent attributes of your country such as the flag and/or a stamp that uses the correct currency from your location. Write a letter on your postcard that describes the site and why it is important in at least 4-6 sentences.
Proficient
6 Points
Emerging
4 Points
Beginning
1 Points
Text
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.





Image Attributions
  • • jimp200962 • License Free for Commercial Use / No Attribution Required (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0)
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