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7th Grade Global Citizenship Portfolio: Summer Vacation

Practice your Spanish-speaking skills by planning a summer vacation to a Spanish-speaking country. Do some research on the best tourist spots to visit this summer. Take into account weather and climate.

Databases and General Sites

Culturegrams- This is the best source to start with!!

Europe Asia Oceania North America None Africa Africa None South 


Database Passwords

The password to access the passwords is our school mascot, plural and lowercase.

1. Login to Noodle Tools

If needed: Revalidate your account using the password: smart

2. Title- Last name, First Name-Name of Vacation Destination

3. Share with Spanish teacher

4. Cite sources before taking notes

a) Database--use the quick cite copy and paste button and copy the citation given on the database page

b) Website--manually pull and plug in the information

5. At Least 7 Notecards Titled Appropriately

--check Sources and Notecard Tab

6. Cite all images

a) Decide if the photo is on a website or database

b) Select-Photo or Image (born digital)-Include:

Name of website (ex. National Geographic)

URL (ex.

Date-if you can-Copyright date works

Title of photo/image


At least 2 Sources cited correctly in NT


(7 Notecards)

Geography-Map with all country's regions and city identified (Pictures)

Weather-Describe the climate and seasons

Flag-describe the meaning behind the flag design (colors, symbols, etc.) (Pictures and Notes)

Vacation Activities- Describe at 3 tourist activities--(Pictures and Notes)

City Spot--Museum, Monuments, etc.

Nature Activity/Spot--Mountain Hiking, National Park, etc.

Spot/Activity of your choice

Meals--Foods specific to the region--(Pictures and Notes)

Example: Visiting KC, people will try all the different BBQ restaurants around the city

Works Cited & 7 English Note Cards Due: End of class Tuesday, April 13th 

Recommended search: Try searching for the country's tourism site using keywords: 'visit' country name or country name 'travel' 

Example: Visit Mexico or Argentina Travel!/global/home?lang=es

Another good general site: 

Guatemala Honduras Mexico Panamá

Guatemala City: Britannica

Tegucigalpa: Britannica

México DF: Mexico

Panama City: Britannica

Panajachel: Anywhere,   Lonely Planet

El Progreso: Britannica, Turansa

Oaxaca: Mexico

Colón: Colon City

Nicaragua Paraguay Perú Puerto Rico

Managua: Britannica

Asunción: Britannica

Lima: Lima Easy

San Juan: San Juan

Granada: Lonely Planet

Encarnación: Britannica

Peru Tours,  Peru

Ponce: Welcome

Spain Uruguay Venezuela Argentina

Madrid: Britannica

Montevideo: Britannica

Caracas: Encyclopedia

Buenos Aires: Welcome Argentina


Valencia: Lonely Planet

Trinidad: Encyclopedia

Puerto La Cruz: Culture Trip

Mendoza: Welcome ArgentinaSIMA

Bolivia Chile Columbia Costa Rica

La Paz: Lonely Planet

Santiago: Welcome

Bogotá: La Datco Tours

San José: Vacation San Jose


La Serena: Welcome Chile

Santa Marta: Lonely Planet

Puerto Limón: Puerto Limon Tourist Information and Tourism

Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador

Havana: Britannica

Santo Domingo: Enforex Britannica

Quito: Lonely Planet

San Salvador: Britannica

Cienfuegos: BritannicaCuba Explorer



Machala:    ​

La Libertad: Britannica, Trip Savvy

Create Make Learn: Google Slides and WEVIDEO mashup

Google Slides Logo Vector Free Download | Google slides, Google logo, App  logo Using Google Slides, create a slide show of images from your vacation destination.

Include citations for both research and images on the last slide.

1 Online Video Editor — Start Editing Videos Free | WeVideo Using WeVideo, record your screen and while you are describing your vacation in Spanish.

 WeVideo How To video