The province of Laguna is abundant in cultural heritage and spectacular sights that has been appreciated not only by its people alone but also by people from all races of life. These wonderful places do not only attract tourist because of its view but also because of its significant contribution in the history of Laguna as well as in the history of the Philippines. It is of common knowledge that our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, was born in one of the proudest town of Laguna, Calamba. His birth house was restored and soon became a museum to act as constant reminder that a remarkable person honored for his sacrifice for our country once lived on that house in the middle of the town.
There are more amazing sceneries and historical places to explore. The students’ greatest challenge is to be able to show the majestic beauty of each town and of the province itself.
This unit is for second year high school students. In this unit, students play the role of local tourism staff with the aim of promoting the local tourism of the province. Working in groups, they visit tourist spots of the province and create brochures that promote the tourist spots assigned to them. As a class, they come up with a website that consolidates information about the places assigned to them. In the process of doing this, students also learn to communicate their thoughts and use one word and phrase modifiers in describing the tourist spots in their brochures and website.
Implementation Plan(doc): (Two months before: Preliminaries)
Day 1 (Introduction)
Day 2 (Planning and Consultation)
Days 3-5 (Development)
Note: Prior to Day 4, teacher ensures that the computer laboratory is ready. Teacher will also post in the computer laboratory the poster on how to use the scanner.
Note: The class president can take the lead in convening the class to plan for their website. Teacher ensures that each group contributes to the creation of the website. Teacher again ensures that the computer laboratory is ready.
Implementation Plan (DOC 75.5KB): (A week after day 12: Post-implementation)
Darlene Bonggon of P. Guevara Memorial National High School, Laguna, Philippines, participated in the Intel® Teach Program Training for Master Trainers last May 2005. She developed this unit plan idea during the training and implemented it in her English class for second year students last school year 2005-2006 in the second quarter. After implementation and together with her pedagogical support provider and the national team from UP NISMED, the plan was enhanced for future implementation. This is the enhanced version of Ms. Bonggon’s unit plan.