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1 Opening Activity Ask students to write down all the reasons that they can think of that. people travel Have volunteers share their reasons and record them on an overhead or. white board Slide 3, Travel can be broken down into several categories Relaxation Belonging Knowledge. Status Security Aesthetics Use these categories or others Within these categories are. many reasons for travel Examples are, Relaxation escape sand and sun chilling out tension reduction dropping out. Belonging visit family and friends search for roots companionship reunion. convention, Knowledge culture wanderlust education programs museums historical sites. Status social recognition be like the neighbors or friends ego enhancement feel. Security health business work advancement active recreation. Aesthetics scenery environment museums historical sites. Now have the students consider the notion of a vacation Discuss with the students how. these two items travel and a vacation are different Also discuss how they are similar. The main difference is that travel can encompass many reasons beyond the sheer break in. the routine that a vacation can provide, 2 Map Activity Slide 4 On a map of the Caribbean region locate and identify the. Hispaniola the second largest island in the Caribbean. Cuba the largest island in the Caribbean is to the northwest of Hispaniola. Puerto Rico a commonwealth and territorial possession of the United States to the. east of Hispaniola, Jamaica to the west, Ask the student to consider reasons people would want to visit Hispaniola Puerto Rico or.
Jamaica Remind students that places with unique physical features that are often selected. by tourists One example would be many tourists who go to South America visit the. Amazon River and its surrounding environs, 3 Travel Teams After students have considered appropriate reasons to visit Hispaniola. Puerto Rico or Jamaica break the class into five Travel Team groups and give each group. a copy of the Top Five Reasons worksheet Slide 5 Each group then selects a leader and. a recorder and all names are listed on the worksheet Group members share their reasons. and the recorder creates a rank ordered list of their top five reasons to visit the Caribbean. locations When all groups have finished this step the leaders from each group address the. class share their top five and post the sheet for all to see After all groups have shared. their lists look for commonalities and exceptions Discuss that people have many different. reasons for selecting a location for a vacation All of these factors are a part of the. economic package of tourism, Michigan Geographic Alliance Tourism in the Caribbean 2013. 4 Hispaniola Slide 6 Narrow the focus down to the island of Hispaniola by examining a. map of the island A good map to use is the Hispaniola map and information page found. at http www worldatlas com webimage countrys namerica caribb hispnola htm. The island of Hispaniola is made up of two countries Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Haiti occupies about 1 3 of the island while the Dominican Republic controls the balance. of land Columbus claimed Hispaniola in 1492 declaring it Isla Espanola the most. beautiful island in the world In the 17th Century with the Spanish in control the French. established a colony on the island The Spanish later ceded the western third of Hispaniola. in 1697 which in 1804 became known as Haiti The remainder of the island then known. as Santo Domingo declared its independence in 1821 however it was immediately. occupied by Haiti It finally gained total independence in 1844 and became the Dominican. Republic Today Haiti remains a French speaking nation while Spanish is the official. language of the Dominican Republic, 5 Economic Comparison Two countries both on the same island in the Caribbean offer. stark contrast when the examined On the surface both Haiti and the Dominican Republic. have miles of shoreline on the Caribbean Sea and a climate which offers warmth all year. round Tourist decisions need to be based on more than sand and sun The Dominican. Republic has a tourist industry built on their assets while Haiti is struggling to revive. tourism Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere Direct students to the. CIA the World Factbook found at https www cia gov library publications the world. factbook index html Slide 7 These economic indicators give part of the picture of the. economic diversity of these two countries on the same island. Read the Economy overview for Haiti and the Dominican Republic Slides 8 9. Haiti is a free market economy that enjoys the advantages of low labor costs. and tariff free access to the US for many of its exports Poverty corruption. vulnerability to natural disasters and low levels of education for much of the. population are among Haiti s most serious impediments to economic growth. The Dominican Republic has long been viewed primarily as an exporter of. sugar coffee and tobacco but in recent years the service sector has. overtaken agriculture as the economy s largest employer due to growth in. telecommunications tourism and free trade zones, If students have access to computers use the website to look at some of the economic data. to complete the Economy in the Caribbean chart and follow the directions on the. worksheet If there is no computer access use the Economy of the Caribbean For. students without access to the internet worksheet Slides 10 12. Travel Another more defining piece of the diversity picture can be seen in travel. warnings issued by the U S Department of State website found at. http travel state gov travel cis pa tw tw tw 5850 html Slides 12 16. If not using the PowerPoint print the warning from slides 14 16 and project using a. document camera or an overhead and read aloud with the class Discuss the information. found in this warning and answer questions that arise. Michigan Geographic Alliance Tourism in the Caribbean 2013. 6 Writing Activity Have the students compose a paragraph in which they select which. country of Hispaniola they would recommend for their next family vacation They must. include and explain at least three reasons why they chose the country they did and two. reasons why they did not select the other country The class ends with a discussion of. which site most students selected for their next family vacation Slide 17. Assessment Options, Group participation participation in class discussion.
Answers on the Economy in the Caribbean worksheet, Written Paragraphs assessed using the CCSS rubric. Standard 2 Write informative explanatory texts in which they. a Introduce and establish a topic that provides a sense of what is to follow and organize. information appropriate to the purpose using strategies such as definition. classification comparison contrast and cause effect. b Develop the topic with relevant and accurate facts definitions concrete details. quotations or other information and examples, c Use appropriate links and varied sentence structures to create cohesion and clarify. d Use precise language and sustain an objective style appropriate for a reader seeking. information, e Provide a conclusion that follows logically from the information or explanation. References, CIA the World Factbook 7 May 2013, https www cia gov library publications the world factbook index html. Haiti bounces back Global Travel Industry News 23 November 2009. http www eturbonews com 1306 haiti bounces back, Hispaniola WorldAtlas com 23 November 2009.
http www worldatlas com webimage countrys namerica caribb hispnola htm. U S Department of State Travel Information 28 December 2012. http travel state gov travel cis pa tw tw tw 5850 html. Michigan Geographic Alliance Tourism in the Caribbean 2013. Student Worksheet, Top Five Reasons to Visit Hispaniola Puerto Rico or. Rankings from the Travel Team, Travel Team Leader, Travel Team Recorder. Travel Team Members, Michigan Geographic Alliance Tourism in the Caribbean 2013. Student Worksheet, Economy of the Caribbean, For students without access to the internet. The World Fact Book includes the following economic data for Haiti and the Dominican. Republic These economic indicators give part of the picture of the economic diversity of these. two countries on the same island Study the chart and follow the directions below. Economic Indicators Haiti Dominican Republic, GDP per capita 1300 9600.
GDP Composition by sector, Agriculture 25 6 1, Industry 9 31 9. Services 66 61 9, Labor force by occupation, Agriculture 38 1 14 6. Industry 11 5 22 3, Services 50 4 63 1, Unemployment rate 40 6 14 7. Population below the poverty line 80 34 4, Answer the following on the back of this page. 1 Write two statements showing an economic comparison between the two countries and one. possible impact or consequence of the difference, Example The Dominican Republic has more industry than Haiti it probably produces more.
goods for both domestic and foreign trade, 2 Go back to the World Fact book and look up the economic overview for the United States. Choose one economic indicator and compare the data between our country and one of the. countries on the island of Hispaniola, Example The unemployment rate in Haiti 40 6 is 5 times higher than in the United States. Michigan Geographic Alliance Tourism in the Caribbean 2013. Student Worksheet, Economy of the Caribbean, Log on to the World Fact Book at https www cia gov library publications the world. factbook index html Read the Economy overview for Haiti and the Dominican Republic. and look at some of the economic data These economic indicators give part of the picture of the. economic diversity of these two countries on the same island Fill in the chart and follow the. directions below, Economic Indicators Haiti Dominican Republic. GDP per capita, GDP Composition by sector, Agriculture.
Labor force by occupation, Agriculture, Unemployment rate. Population below the poverty line, Other interesting data. your choice of data, Answer the following on the back of this page. 1 Write two statements showing an economic comparison between the two countries and one. possible impact or consequence of the difference, Example The Dominican Republic has more industry than Haiti it probably produces more. goods for both domestic and foreign trade, 2 Go back to the World Fact book and look up the economic overview for the United States.
Choose one economic indicator and compare the data between our country and one of the. countries on the island of Hispaniola, Example The unemployment rate in Haiti 40 6 is 5 times higher than in the United States. Michigan Geographic Alliance Tourism in the Caribbean 2013. Michigan Geographic Alliance Tourism in the Caribbean 2013 Procedure 1 Opening Activity Ask students to write down all the reasons that they can think of that people travel Have volunteers share their reasons and record them on an overhead or

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