Most of us have wanted to go on vacation to some exotic or exciting place. I gave my students that chance with this Unit.

Objectives:
1. Research and choose a place they would like to vacation
2. Create a budget
3. Create an itinerary
4. Create a glog to present their information

Lessons:
"The Spot"
1. The sudents reserch a place their want to vacation. They can choose a place where people can go to have fun, be entertained, and buy souvinirs.
2. Thier vacation spot will have to be within the budget contraints given to them by the teacher.

"The Budget"
1. Students will have $2,000 to spend on their vacation. They have to spend everything but could have some money left (less than $200).
2. Explain how a budget works and why budgets are important especially when it comes to vacations.
3. Here is a simple budget that I have my students use.
4. If students paired up they could double their money, if students took a family member they would have to fund their family member's trip as well from their budget of $2,000.

"Vacation Planning"
1. After students have chose their "spot", they have to look for transportation, hotels, and rental cars. The should definately price check several dates that would make their trip economical. A good site to go to is www.kayak.com.
2. Make sure that everything that students spend on their trip is recorded in their budget.
3. After securing their essentials: hotel, flight, car; they need begin to decide what they want to do when they are at their destination. Again, everything they do they must put it in their budget.
4. Students should make an itinerary. Here is a copy of the itinerary used by my students. The students need to make sure they have everything they want to do with in their budget. For exmaple, they could see a play on Broadway, or a night show in Las Vegas.

"Presnetations"
1. After students have collected all of the information that they need, they can begin to make a glog of their trip. I personally set up a class set on www.edu.glogster.com. I gave them 2 days to work on their posters. The 3rd day they had to present them to the class.