Design a Destination Poster with Adobe Spark Post

Students design a destination poster highlighting local attractions without naming the destination
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About This Strategy

This 1.5-hour strategy helps students design a destination poster that highlights the local landmarks, industry, and cultural attractions of a location without using the name of the destination. When the poster is complete, the rest of the class guesses the destination.

Because Adobe Spark Post is so fun and easy to use, it is a great way for students to visualize their understanding of your subject matter. You can adapt this strategy to any size destination (city, state, country, continent) or even a destination at a specific time in history.

Supporting Tools and Resources

  • Student sample
  • Adobe Spark Post

  • Editable Resource Bundle

  • PDF Resource Bundle

Outline for Teachers

90 minutes

Learn.

Students choose or are assigned a location and/or time period, and research the destination's landmarks, cultural attractions, famous people and key industries/employers. They take notes and download relevant images. (15 minutes)

Evaluate.

Students work in pairs (pairs can be in person or digitally assigned) to give each other feedback on their list of landmarks, cultural attractions, and industries. These partners will not participate during the share out, when peers try to guess the location. (5 minutes)

Prepare.

Students download images of the destination's landmarks, cultural attractions, and key industries/employers that their partner recognized. (15 minutes)

Create.

Students design a poster that celebrates the iconic landmarks, cultural attractions, and industries in a destination. They can use these steps to guide them. Students can examine an example here and read a tutorial here.  (30 minutes)

Share.

Students share their posters (in person or digitally), and other students guess what destination the poster is featuring. (25 minutes)

Steps for Students

You will design a destination poster that highlights local landmarks, industries, famous people and cultural attractions without naming the destination. Then, the rest of your class will guess the destination for your poster.

Because Adobe Spark Post is so fun and easy to use, it is a great way for you to display attention-grabbing pictures of a location in an engaging presentation.

Steps:

1. Research the destination's landmarks, cultural attractions, famous people, and key industries/employers. Make a list of at least five of each item: landmarks, cultural attractions, and industries. (15 minutes)

Think about visually interesting and unique things that others will have seen in the media. For example, the Space Needle and Mount Rainer are a cultural attraction and a landmark that are typically used in movies as a reference to Seattle.

  • What are the markers of civilization from your destination?

    • Religion

    • Symbols of government

    • Geography

    • Infrastructure

  • Who are some famous people that are associated with your destination? Maybe you could add a quote for this person.

  • What are some of the major industries or employers near your destination?

  • What is an interesting fact about the region that might make a fun clues?​​​​​​

2. Pair up with a classmate to give each other feedback on your list of landmarks, cultural attractions, and industries. The key is to see which of your items they will recognize. Don’t worry about sharing the details since your partner will not be able to guess the destination highlighted in your poster later. (5 minutes)

3. Download images of the destination's landmarks, cultural attractions and key industries/employers that your partner recognized. (15 minutes)

Tip: If you download the company logos with transparency, it will make it easier to float them over your other images.

4. Use Adobe Spark Post to design a poster that celebrates the iconic landmarks, cultural attractions, and businesses in a specific destination. (30 minutes)

You can examine an example here and watch a tutorial here

Start by creating a collage of images as your background. Then add your logos and text on the top. Arrange these “floating” elements so they are easy to read and don’t cover up the key parts of your background images. Try to use colors that provide contrast. 

Use the Guidance for using Adobe Spark Post for detailed directions.

5. Share your post as directed by your instructor. Be prepared to discuss your choice of landmarks, cultural attractions, and logos  (in person or digitally). When viewing your classmates' projects, have fun guessing the destinations of their posters! (25 minutes)

Rubric for Successful Analysis

Consult the attached rubric in order to evaluate students' posters.