This engaging classroom project will make your Boston school trip even more meaningful. Your Boston student tour guide will lead the way!
Boston Student Tour Guide: The Assignment
It’s your turn to be the tour guide! Prepare a 5-7 minute speech that showcases one of the sites that we will visit during our Boston trip. Your speech should include historical context of the site, architectural elements, a story, and relevant logistics. Your presentation must also incorporate visual aids. Get ready to shine the light on Boston!
Boston Student Tour Guide: Speech Elements
Provide brief context or background for events that inspired the construction of the memorial, building, city,
or sculpture. For example, for the Paul Revere House, you could briefly discuss the revolutionary acts of Paul Revere and the history of his family and business ventures.
Discuss the symbolism, layout, or interesting facts about memorial/building design. For example, at the Paul Revere House, you could share how this house is downtown Boston’s oldest building and show a diagram of the building layout.
Tell a fun or interesting story pertaining to the memorial/building and/or the event it commemorates. For
example, at the Paul Revere House, you could tell the true story of Paul Revere’s legendary midnight ride.
Address any relevant information pertaining to bathrooms, photography, security, meeting time, etc.
Boston Student Tour Guide: Visual Aids
Visual aids are essential context for your presentation. However, since tour guides do not implement Powerpoint, Prezi, etc. while on tour, this is not to be included. You may include one or more of the following:
- Virtual Tour
- Relevant 3D objects
Boston Student Tour Guide: Places to Choose From
- Choose a site from our Boston Itinerary
- Choose from these popular Boston sites:
- Boston Common
- Boston Massacre site
- Boston Museum of Science
- Bunker Hill Monument
- Granary Burying Ground
- Kings Chapel
- Minute Man National Historical Park
- New England Aquarium
- New England Holocaust Memorial
- Old North Church
- Old South Meeting House
- Old State House
- Paul Revere Statue and Home
- Plimoth Plantation
- Quincy Market
- Salem Witch Museum
- Salem Witch Trials Memorial
- USS Constitution Museum