Theme Park Project
Part I (four to seven slides)
You will research one existing theme park and create a slide show. On this slide show, you must include a title/heading on the first slide with and image and subtitles/subheadings on the following slides with a bulleted list to explain the information.
- Make sure you describe the park by answering the following questions: What is the theme of the park? What audience would enjoy it most and why? Who was (were) the founder(s)? What inspired the theme and/or park? When was it built and where is it located? How it has changed over time? What does park offer? Keep the following in mind (choose at least five):
- educational offerings
NOTE: Don’t just list everything – choose a few examples and explain them.
- Include at least three visuals in the first half of the slide show
Part II (four to seven slides)
After completing Part I, you should have a feel for why certain theme parks exist and why they are fun and successful. Now, you will create a new theme park. Be creative and have fun!
You must create (don’t copy any existing ideas) this new theme park. What will your theme be? Really think about a theme that interests you. What kinds of activities, shows, rides, performances, educational offerings, food, etc., will your park have based on this theme? If you create a park based on a natural setting (like Silver Springs), then you must find a real natural setting first and that will be your theme.
Continue your slide show by answering the same questions you did for the already-existing theme park: theme park name, park description, information about its history/founder(s)/inspiration…this could be based on fact or you may need to make it up, but it should sound realistic J
Describe at least five of the following (don’t just list – explain):
- educational offerings
- available lodging
- Don’t forget headings/subheadings – edit capitalization (don’t use all caps).
- Add visuals (at least three).
- You are welcome to create a map of your park, but it is not required.
- Use bulleted lists – not paragraphs.
Please understand what a Slide Show is: an outline using headings/subheadings, bulleted lists, and visuals. It is not a research paper using paragraphs. Make sure you follow these directions:
- Each slide should have a heading/subheading – capitalization counts
- USE bullets with phrases/sentences…NOT paragraphs
- Use font size – 24 and above
- Do not try to cram too much information on one slide – three to six bullets is a good rule
- Animations are great, but you can have too much of a good thing
Slide Show Rubric:
_____/10 Focused on describing one existing theme park…clear title
_____/10 Organized by utilizing subtitles/subheadings to guide reader
_____/50 Detailed – provides relevant details (refer to assignment sheet) utilizing bullets
_____/10 Includes at least six visuals
_____/10 Well-written – no/few mistakes in spelling/punctuation/capitalization/grammar usage
_____/10 Neatly completed and visually appealing
____/100 Total (- 15 if no Bibliography/Works Cited/-7 if not in MLA Format)
_____/20 Three to five minutes (practice beforehand)
_____/20 You provide more details than what is on your slide show (practice beforehand)
_____/20 Organize your ideas so you do not ramble…use note cards if needed (practice beforehand)
_____/20 Use eye contact – do not read word for word (practice beforehand)
_____/20 Project your voice and use inflection so you are not monotone (practice beforehand)