Disney World Field Trip Student Mapping Activity And Narrative Writing Activity


Subject: Creative Writing, Geography, Writing-Essays
Grade Levels: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Resource Type: Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
File Type: PDF
File Size: 624 KB
Number of Pages: 28
Answer Key: Rubric
Teaching Duration: 2 Hours


This file has a narrative writing prompt as well as a webquest & map activity for all four Florida Disney World parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios.

This file includes:
1. Field trip letter/narrative cover sheet with heading only
2. Field trip form with categories (Departure Time, Return Time, etc.)
3. Mapping activity for each park, including an individual component and a group component.
4. A tips page for each park (from personal park experience)
5. Narrative writing prompt page
6. Narrative writing preplanning page
7. Narrative writing rubric
8. Webquest/mapping activity rubric

I originally created this activity as a mapping activity tied to our field trip. If you are going on a Disney field trip, you could use the webquest activity by itself. If you are not going on a field trip, you could use this as a “dream vacation” webquest and map activity as research for a creative writing activity. Students would plan and write a narrative about their “Disney field trip”. A prompt page and a preplanning page are included. The heading sheet could be used as a narrative cover.

If you are using this as a webquest and mapping activity only, it will only take up to 2 hours. If you are using this as a creative writing activity, it will take longer.

This activity can be completed as a whole class activity using a doc-cam or in a computer lab as a webquest. The group portion should be completed in the classroom.

Within the document I have provided links to maps of each park, as well as the park pages for attractions, entertainment, and dining.

Students first plan what they want to do while on their field trip, thinking about their own likes/dislikes. After exploring what there is to see and do in the park, students will work with their field trip group to plan the day so that all group members get to see or do some activities of their choice.

I had student groups complete one group form and a map. I graded the map based on the group plan. Did the group plan their trip efficiently and map their route according to their plan?

Groups can make a second copy of their maps and take it with them on the field trip.

For this file, teachers have permission to use it with the entire grade level going on the field trip, not just their classroom. The file may not be shared with other grade levels without purchasing an extra license.


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