Postcards of the World Activity

In order to better understand the geographic concept of PLACE, each student is going to create a postcard.  The place you select should have specific human andphysical characteristics that make it unique.  You may chose to make a postcard based on a place that you have actually visited, a place that holds special meaning, or a place that you have always wanted to travel to.  Try to think globally, but if you absolutely want to do a place in the US, you can.  You should decide what characteristics you want to include in your written description and what images you want to include to help identify this place before you start on the final product, which will be made on an 8×5 index card given to you in class.  The one rule about this postcard is that it cannot contain the name of your place anywhere in the images or in the written description.

Your postcard should be creative and look authentic and professional.  The lined side should be the side where you write to someone about your experience in this place. Describe what it is like there and what makes it unique? Use your senses to help characterize this place: What do you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? What do you taste? The lined side should look authentic so part of the back should include the name and address of the person you are writing to. The front (blank side) should include images, either hand-drawn or cut out, that help identify what makes this place unique.  Avoid obvious images like the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Lincoln Memorial, and the like.

You will be graded on the quality of the postcard as well as your ability to articulate human and physical characteristics, through your written description and your images, without using the name of this place.  Avoid being too vague in your description. Avoid being too obscure.

Due Thursday 3/19