Historical Travel Brochure Project for Kids

Historical Travel Brochure Project

It’s not easy to combine research skills and creativity, which is why I love this historical travel brochure project. Students are able to demonstrate their ability to interpret, analyze, and synthesize historical information while creating a unique travel brochure that highlights the unit of study.  The historical travel brochure is divided into six sections, or panels.  Each panel is described in detail below.

Panel 1: Cover

The brochure cover includes a title, picture, and one sentence convincing readers to travel to that particular region or locale.  The cover should be appealing and show creativity.  I let students know that the purpose of the cover is to create interest in the location.  A catchy title, colorful photo, and inviting sentence are necessary for creating a great cover.

Panel 2: Frequently Asked Questions

Including a “Frequently Asked Questions” section gets students thinking critically about the historical location. I have students develop two questions based on the historical location.  The questions must be open-ended and show a clear understanding of the area being studied. Students also have to provide an answer to each question.  Working through the question and answer process requires students to synthesize and apply their research of the location.

Travel Brochure Project for Kids

Panel 3: Reasons to Visit

Panel three requires students to provide three reasons to visit the historical location. This section encourages students to think about the positive attributes of the historical location. In terms of higher order thinking skills, including detailed information about three reasons moves students from comprehension to application.

Panel 4: Facts

The next panel requires students to include three historically accurate facts about the location. This section relies on students being able to tell the difference between fact and opinion.  Recording facts about the location will encourage students to think critically about the information they are including in their brochure.  Additionally, providing historically accurate facts is a great way to review the unit of study and showcase learning.

Travel Brochure Template and Research Project

This editable, printable, and digital project is designed to work with ANY historical location.

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  • Step-by-Step Research Guide
  • Reference List
  • Student Directions
  • Brochure Template
  • Grading Rubric
  • Example Travel Brochure

Panel 5: Map & Landmarks

Panel five requires students to add a map of the location. Students must also list two landmarks travelers can visit at the location.  This portion of the brochure is a great way for visual learners to connect with the geography of the location.  Incorporating map skills is another way to embrace differentiation and support cross-curricular learning.

Panel 6: Climate & Geography

The last panel requires students to describe the climate and geography of the location. Diving deeper into the climate and geography of the location broadens the scope of learning. It sets the stage for students to connect climate and geography to other aspects of the historical society. Ideally, completing the travel brochure in its entirety will provide students with a comprehensive analysis of the historical location and the unit of study.

A historical travel brochure project can be applied to any historical location, so it will work for different grade levels and content areas. It’s also an engaging activity that gives students a chance to demonstrate learning in a creative and unique way!

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