• 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):
    • activities
    • shows
    • rides
    • performances
    • parades
    • educational offerings
    • food
    • lodging

    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):

    • activities
    • shows
    • rides
    • performances
    • parades
    • educational offerings
    • food
    • 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)

    _____/100        Total