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School Trip Classroom Activity: Student Tour Guide of Boston

By February 6, 2019 No Comments

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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.

Architectural Elements

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:

Boston Student Tour Guide:  Places to Choose From