Culminating Unit for Travel and Tourism:A Regional Geographic Perspective (CGG3O) with David

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Please NOTE. This course was posted in 2010 and is now out of date. Please contact your school curriculum head, curriculum coordinator at your school board and Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education/ Association and Ontario History and Social Science Teachers' Association (OHASSTA) for help to develop your Travel and Tourism:A Regional Geographic Perspective (CGG3O) course.

Unit 3: Culminating Unit

Your Unit 3: Culminating Unit is worth 15% of your semester mark. Make sure that you attend class each Wednesday, participate in our group planning sessions, gather research, label maps and type up the information you need for your student responsibility.

Destination: United Kingdom

Task: For our class simulation and role playing assignment our goal is to research and write a "Trip Plan Booklet to the UK" for a vacation trip for four (4) people that includes Ray Lewis, Will Smith, Brad Pitt and Scarlet Johansson to travel from Toronto Pearson International Airport to the United Kingdom. Destinations include England (Britain), Scotland and Northern Ireland. We will prepare a tourism booklet and record our planning and marketing efforts using work logs, written notes, video recording, audio recording, surveys and interviews. Students will keep a personal CU Work Log as a journal to record their contributions to the trip planning and tourism booklet.

Travel Dates: Monday July 5, 2011 to Monday July 19, 2011 (two weeks)

Student Responsibilities

Information About the United Kingdom

  1. United Kingdom from the CIA World FactBook, Union Flag meaning
  2. England from
  3. Scotland from
  4. Northern Ireland from


During the planning process, the accommodation coordinator must include a variety of places to stay and sleep overnight (accommodations) while travelling in the United Kingdom. Accomodations should include most of the following:

Events During Our Trip to the UK

Transportation For Our Trip to the UK

During the planning process, the transportation coordinator must include a variety of methods of transportation and experiences. Transpotation logistics should include most of the following:

  • aircraft
  • automobile
  • boat or ship
  • bus
  • cycling
  • motorcycle
  • taxi
  • train
  • walking


Maps, Roads and Routes in the United Kingdom

Map of the United Kingdomsource:

  1. CIA - The World Factbook on the United Kingdom - American Government almanac offers maps, geography and statistics for the United Kingdom.
  2. Discover Northern Ireland - The official site of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
  3. Google Maps of the United Kingdom
  4. England Guide
  5. Visit Britain - The official Tourist Office website for visiting Britain. Find the information you need to plan your trip to Britain.
  6. Visit Scotland - Accommodation, activities and events in Scotland.
  7. UK Map and Travel Guides from

Attractions in the United Kingdom

  1. Historic Royal Palaces - Five important historic sites in the United Kingdom: Tower of London, Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, Banqueting House and Kew Palace.

Itinerary for Our Trip to the United Kingdom

  1. Start in Toronto. Fly from Malton's Pearson International Airport. (IATA is YYZ) The flight is seven (7) hours. London's time zone is five (5) hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time)
  2. London, England- Land at London Gatwick Airport (IATA is LGW).
  3. Stonehenge, England
  4. Bath, England
  5. Stratford, England
  6. The Lake District, England -We need to find some farms, towns and hiking trails to visit.
  7. Hadrian's Wall, England
  8. Edinburgh, Scotland
  9. Aberdeen, Scotland
  10. Inverness, Scotland- to see the Loch Ness Exhibit
  11. Paisley, Scotland - west of Glasgow to catch a train south to Strantaer
  12. Strantaer, Scotland- take the ferry across the North Channel to Belfast
  13. Belfast, Northern Ireland-
  14. Belfast, Northern Ireland - take a flight to London, England

Transportation Resources

Date and Time Zone Calculators

  • Use the Calendar calculator to find the exact dates of your trip
  • Use the Time Zones calculator to find the time zone difference between Canada and the United Kingdom.

Accommodation Booking Services