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Learning Outcome


To increase your understanding of Scotland’s place in Europe


European City Challenge


Skill/Disposition Targeted


Problem solving


Essential Knowledge/Question:



Which is the best European city for a weekend break?





You are going be working in pairs to produce an itinerary with costs for a weekend break in a European city.  You are starting from Scotland.

You have to find the place on the map, work out how to get there and back, find and cost accommodation, plan some sightseeing, an evening out and restaurant menus, plus environment in the area. You will produce a presentation with costs included. You have an unlimited budget so you can choose the best hotels, restaurants, entertainments that your city has to offer.


Once everyone has researched their city, you will prepare presentation on your trip. The class will decide which of the trips on offer they would most like to go on.  You will have 2 lessons do the research, one lesson to complete your presentation and in the 4th lesson you will present to the class to choose.


Focus questions:

  • Where is your city?
  • How will you get there? And back?
  • Where will you stay while you are there?
  • What are the main sights in the city?
  • Where are you going to eat in the evening?
  • What sort of entertainment could you go and see?
  • What are the interesting features of the surrounding area?



Product Criteria:


Assessment Criteria

□    Rules 

  • You must agree a team contract and sign it.
  • Team members should have equal roles in the project.        

□    Form

  • Colourful - 3 - 5 colours used effectively
  • Informative – gives audience important information about the place
  • Easy to understand  - audience can accurately interpret information
  • Unique – doesn't look like any other groups

□  Content

  • All your own words - no copy and paste allowed
  • Most focus questions are answered
  • All the information is accurate
  • It is fully costed
  • It shows why your choice of city is the best




 Process Criteria


Targeted Skill/Disposition:

□  Problem solving


Key Attributes/Performance Criteria:

□  Interesting, informative presentation which makes a good case for your choice of city.

□  Use of self-assessment and peer assessment tools


Specific Observable Behaviours:

□  reading for information, evaluation the choices , working as a team, giving the presenting clearly and confidently, convincing others of your choice.



Useful links


Ideas for best cities

















Search tips

Tourist information - +city name

Whats on + city name

Use Flickr+ creative commons to find suitable images 

How to use Google maps to plan a trip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az962pd4IOw planning a trip with google maps embed code  


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