| | Re: Ideas for 'my home town'
I like to have students make an advertisement for their town. Pretend you are going to publish it in the newspaper and have them fill up a certain sized square with the ad.
First they can brainstorm as a group about what should go in the ad and make notes. Then they can each write up the ad or do it as a group if they are all from the same place.
As a follow-up you can select different groups or individuals and have them make a new ad for a teen magazine, heavy metal magazine, home magazine or medical magazine. Whatever, but gear the magazines for different audiences and then ask them how they might change the ad. Then let them make the new ad.