Around Colorado Springs

Designed by Cheryll Bean
For Intermediate and Advanced Adult ESL Classes

Introduction| Task|Process| Resources| Evaluation| Conclusion


Introduction

You have a chance to see everything there is to see in the Colorado Springs and surrounding area. You can take in a ball game, go to a museum, see a Broadway show, and more. There is a lot more to do in the area than most people think. You are encouraged  to go to the actual events, but the research and final project are the goal.

The Task

You will plan 4 weekend trips throughout Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. Each weekend must be different. Keep a journal of your travels or of the information you get on the event, such as pictures, maps, and flyers, and other promotions for the places you visit or examine.

The Process

  1. Review the list of resources listed here, and research typical activities of in Colorado Springs area.
  2. Choose and plan diverse activities. You will need to obtain a description, price, and location for each place.
  3. You may choose any event in the area but look at everything including museums, monuments, sporting events and musical outings. Note: A doubleheader at the Sky Sox does not count as two events. Do some research and be diverse.
  4. Include the cost of the event: maps, printouts or brochures about the location of the event, pictures, etc..
  5. Rate your activities according to price, value of entertainment, and how well you enjoyed the activity. Remember you donít have to spend actual money, but are encouraged to go. There are plenty of free and low cost events around town.
  6. Submit your report on the report form. Click here to Download Form.

Resources

Evaluation

Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

4

Score

 

Activities

 

Included a mostly incomplete list of sites visited and activities planned. Explained the significance of visiting these sites in a poor manner, if at all. Most elements are missing, copied, or incorrect.

Included a somewhat incomplete list of sites visited and activities planned. Explained the significance of visiting these sites in a below-average manner. Some elements may be missing or incorrect.

Included a somewhat extensive list of sites visited and activities planned. Included activities from several different categories. Explained the significance of visiting these sites in an above-average manner. Went somewhat above what was required.

Included an  extensive list of sites visited and activities planned. Included activities from many different categories. Explained the significance of visiting these sites in a superior manner. Went well above what was required.

 

Photos, pictures, maps, etc

 

Included a few pictures or maps. Most elements are missing or copied.

Included a several pictures, maps of places visited, how they got there, and how long and where they stayed. Some elements may be missing.

Included a somewhat extensive documentation of places visited, how they got there, and how long and where they stayed. Went somewhat above what was required.

Included a most-extensive documentation of places visited, how they got there, and how long and where they stayed. Went well above what was required.

Spelling and Grammar

Presentation has more than 2 grammatical and/or spelling errors.

Presentation has 1-2 grammatical errors but no misspellings.

Presentation has 1-2 misspellings, but no grammatical errors.

Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors.

Originality

Presentation is a rehash of other people's ideas and/or graphics and shows very little attempt at original thought.

Presentation shows an attempt at originality and inventiveness on 1-2 cards.

Presentation shows some originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in an interesting way.

Presentation shows considerable originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in a unique and interesting way.

Conclusion

Enjoy the project. Research places in the area you would not normally go to. There are low cost events and there are very expensive events. The goal of the project is not for you to spend money, but explore Colorado Springs.

Credits & References

Based on a template from The WebQuest Page