Picture of Angel Falls Picture of Machu Picchu

Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits

You are a travel agent preparing a trip for a group that would like to tour a region of South America called Los Paises Andinos. The Andean Countries include Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Venezuela.
The countries in the Andean Region include famous tourist sites as Machu Picchu, The Galapagos Islands, and Angel Falls, just to name a few.

Your group will choose one of the following to create for your presentation: a power point, a brochure, or a video. The presentation should show the group all of the wonderful places they may visit while they are on their tour. In addition to exploring the tourist sites, you need to educate the tourists about important information regarding travel in each country.

To become familiar with tourist attractions in each country, please explore the websites listed below.  For each country in the region, make a list of a minimum of 3 places to visit in the region, and one of those must be a natural attraction (such as the Galapagos Islands or Angel Falls). In addition to a list of attractions, include information about why you chose those places, including any relevant historical and geographical information.

In addition to the places of interest you need to compile, you also need to educate the tourist groups on any important safety information, and information about the government and geographical location of each country. While researching the countries, you need to answer the following questions:

  1. Is it safe to travel to the country?
  2. What are the passport, entry, and exit requirements?
  3. Are there American Embassies in the country, and in which cities that the group will be visiting?
  4. Give a brief overview of the political environment of the country.
  5. Include any interesting or important cultural information a tourist visiting the country will need to know.

Use the following links to conduct your research:

The following presentation rubric will be used to grade your project.
Presentation Rubric


1 Below Expectation

Audience cannot understand presentation because there is no sequence of information.

2 Needs Improvement

Audience has difficulty following presentation because student jumps around.

3 Meets Expectations

Student presents information in logical sequence which audience can follow.

4 Exceeds Expectations

Student presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow.

Subject Knowledge

Student does not have grasp of information; student cannot answer questions about subject.

Student is uncomfortable with information and is able to answer only rudimentary questions.

Student is at ease with expected answers to all questions, but fails to elaborate.

Student demonstrates full knowledge (more than required) by answering all class questions with explanations and elaboration.


Student uses superfluous graphics or no graphics.
Student's presentation has four or more spelling errors and/or grammatical errors.

Student occasionally uses graphics that rarely support text and presentation.
Presentation has three misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

Student's graphics relate to text and presentation.
Presentation has no more than two misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

Student's graphics explain and reinforce screen text and presentation.
Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors.


Student reads all of report with no eye contact.
Student mumbles, incorrectly pronounces terms, and speaks too quietly for students in the back of class to hear.

Student occasionally uses eye contact, but still reads most of report.
Student's voice is low. Student incorrectly pronounces terms. Audience members have difficulty hearing presentation.

Student maintains eye contact most of the time but frequently returns to notes.
Student's voice is clear. Student pronounces most words correctly. Most audience members can hear presentation.

Student maintains eye contact with audience, seldom returning to notes.
Student uses a clear voice and correct, precise pronunciation of terms so that all audience members can hear presentation.

Your group will create a presentation approximately 8 minutes long that includes a visual or visuals. You will present to the class on the same day. Make sure you go over the rubric thoroughly, so you know how you will be graded. If you choose the video option, then you do not have to make an additional document (such as the power point or brochure). However, I will grade the appearance and presentation from your video. Therefore, I will expect you to use props in the video to count as graphics.

Presentation Rubric was found at: http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/rub.pres.html

Machu Picchu Image Courtesy of La Civilta Inca

Angel Falls Image Courtesy of Venaven Travel

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