Ancient Greece – The Place to Travel

Ancient Greece – The Place to Travel
Before the popularity and availability of computers for the everyday person, people who wanted to make a trip visited a travel agent.
The job of the travel agent was to provide information about different locations the client may want to travel to, along with booking their
transportation, accommodations (where they would stay/sleep), and excursions (activities). The client would also use travel brochures
to find out information about various places.
In this activity, you will be digging into the past and bringing it to life. For this project, you will need to write your brochure from the
perspective of an ancient Greek travel agent. You will need to make sure that you are writing in a way that makes people want to come
and visit your beautiful country. You brochure needs to be written in complete sentences and, when necessary, paragraph format. Be
sure to make your brochure bright and colorful so that it catches a prospective traveler’s eye.
Location: Include a map of the country of Greece and show where each of the city-states are
Climate/Weather: Explain what the weather conditions are so a person would be able to
pack accordingly.
City-States: Give a brief explanation of each of the city-states, although you should include
more information for Sparta and Athens since they are the more famous city-states.
Food Specialties: What type of food would a traveler eat while in ancient Greece? What are
their specialties? (look back to lesson 1 in our text)
Culture: What are the Ancient Greeks known for? What would a traveler want to do or see
while they are there in order to feel like they are a Grecian?
Places to See: Where would a person want to go while they are in ancient Greece? Why
should they go to the places you are recommending?
Other information: Please include any other information that isn’t on this list that lets a
traveler know more about this amazing civilization.
/Bonus 2 points
Pictures, pictures, pictures! A traveler wants to be able to see what Ancient Greece has to
offer, so include a lot of pictures.
Make your writing exciting! When choosing to go to a new country, a traveler will be looking
at a lot of different options. In Egypt there are amazing pyramids and the Sphinx! In
Mesopotamia there are the Hanging Gardens! The Terra Cotta Soldiers are in China, and a
person wanting to relax a bit can go to India and learn from Buddha. In order to entice
people to go to Greece, you will need to make Greece sound like the best place to visit.
Total for Social Studies Grade:
Spelling (Spelling Grade)
Grammar (Writing Grade)
Punctuation/Capitalization (Writing Grade)
Total Writing Grade:
Oral Language Presentation Requirements: The class will be your prospective clients. You need to use your brochure and the
knowledge you learned to convince them to take a trip to Ancient Greece. You may use the ladybug to show your brochure.
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