the land of Israel many, many years ago, a tiny infant was born. His royalty
would be proclaimed throughout the world--King of Kings, Prince of Peace,
Lord of Lords---a savior for all! This Christ--Jesus-the Son of God would
forever change the course of humanity and would be the fulfillment of
God's plan of salvation. He healed the sick, he preached God's commandments,
moved by compassion, he performed many miracles, he defined for all of
us what it truly means to love one another. His public ministry spanned
only three years yet his life would forever transform the destiny of man.
Travel along and tour the many places where Jesus and his disciples preached
and began a prolific journey to form a people of God.
Where did it
all begin? Where did he walk? What significant events happened along the
been hired by a premier travel agency and assigned to a team to plan a
tour of the Holy Land and develop a travel brochure that will highlight
destinations providing a glimpse of the life and times of Christ. This
documentary travel log will serve as a marketing tool to attract world
renowned scholars, historians and theologians. Thus you will be in competition
with other agency teams to prepare the most informative and interesting
tour package that will meet the objective. Your team will also prepare
a power point presentation to present to the agency marketing manager
to better assist him in selecting a tour package. The winning team will
accompany the group and serve as tour guides. Thus, gaining knowledge
of tour destination sites will be essential to successful performance.
The marketing director has been known in the past to require tour guides
to demonstrate acquired knowledge through on-line testing.
In order to
gather the necessary information, facts and images to complete this task
you will be taking
on-line tours, visiting links provided and exploring the internet and
various other resources as needed.
will be assigned to a team of four to eight students depending on the
size of your class.
member will choose a role from the following list. Some roles may have
two positions based on the number in the
team. Each group will determine which roles will be duplicated based on
the overall dynamics and skill of team members.
A. Graphic Designer:
This person is responsible for designing a brochure that would
be used in a mail out to gather prospective tourists. Information and
graphic images will be gathered by the historian and Image specialist.
This brochure will include:
1. A graphically pleasing layout utilizing good design practices and appropriate
2. Five destination sites with a brief caption of a significant event
that took place in this region.
3. A map featuring the Holy Land.
4. Pertinent data providing all travel arrangements such as; roundtrip
airfare, hotel accommodations and meal
person will gather graphic images needed for use in the travel brochure
and power point presentation. Images may include, web graphics, clip art
or scanned photography. This person will create an image file to gather,
collect and organize needed art work and edit, enhance, crop and export
all images to their destinations.
C. Historian (2 recommended):
duties of the historian begins with a group meeting to collectively determine
which of the destinations sites will be selected as the itinerary for
the Holy Land Tour. Selection should include a) ites that answer the questions
in the introduction, b) places where significant events occurred, c) places
of popular attraction. After determining the places to be visited the
historian will ensure that all members of the group are clear on which
sites have been selected. Compile historical information and compose the
write-ups for the brochure and power point.
D. Tour Guide:
person will prepare and produce a power point to present to the travel
agencies marketing director using images and information gathered by the
team. This person will organize the information, develop the presentation
and give the oral presentation to the director and all staff and employees
on hand (the class). This person will create files and folders to collect
needed information and import them into the presentation. This person
will open and conduct the team
meetings to share, discuss, plan and track progress.
E. Itinerary Specialist:
person will research the internet and find the following accommodations:
Roundtrip Airfare including price, and airline, hotel accommodations in
each of the tour sites, estimated meal package featuring three restaurants.
This will be compiled in an excel spreadsheet or a table created in Microsoft
Word to organize and share information with the team. This person will
also take the lead in developing a timeline calendar to chart team progress
and meet deadlines. Calendars may be created in Microsoft Publisher unless
other options are available.
3. Once all
roles have been assigned, each team member should begin the project by
taking the on-line tours provided with
the tours, the following links will be helpful for each respective role:
you have completed your quest, you have gained a rich knowledge of your
Christian heritage and taken a virtual tour of the Holy Land. In addition,
you have developed skills in technology, composition and interpersonal
skills as you learned to work together, share and seek a common goal.
Hopefully you have deepened your faith and have a better understanding
of the impact the Holy Land still
in our lives today!
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