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TAPopedia
Welcome to TAPopedia!!! This is the place where TAP Adventure students write their own travel guide.







TAPopedia is a lot like Wikipedia, except it is just for us. TAP members will be asked to research topics related to the places we travel. When they find out great information, we'll create a page for that topic. Then, as any other kids find information about that topic, we'll add to the TAPopedia page - changing, editing, and updating our page until we have an article we feel is good enough for our book.

TAPopedia can be viewed by anyone, but only be added to and changed by our members. Feel free to add new pages, add information to an existing page, correct information, or edit mistakes at any time.

When we're done, we'll put the TAPopedia into book form, taking it with us on our trip as our very own guidebook. If we all work together to make it great, it will be a fantastic reference for TAP members on any trip.

How to make a TAPopedia Page

Click here for instructions on how to create a new TAPopedia page.

Here's some general guidelines for contributing to TAPopedia:


People

An entry about an important person should be about 3-5 paragraphs.
  • One section should tell us the basics about who the person is. Things like their job or title, the years they lived, where they're from, and what they're most famous for.
  • The second section should tell us more detail about the thing they're most famous for. For example, if they're an author - what did they write, if they're a general - where/when did they fight, if they're a ruler - what/how/who did they lead.
  • The last section should be details about what they did or how they affected the specific area of the world we're visiting (city, country, or region).

Place

If you're writing an entry about a place, like a building, a battlefield, a museum, a some sort of tourist attraction, you should also aim for 3-5 paragraphs.
  • Section one should give us the basics. What is that place known for, who built it and why, and when it was built.
  • The next section should cover some of the most famous things that happened there. This could be two or three things.
  • Finally, tell us about what's there today.

Event

When writing about an event in history, you should also fill about 3-5 paragraphs.
  • The first section should tell us who did what, when they did it, where they did it, and why they did it.
  • Next, tell us in a little more detail the important stuff. Dig a little deeper and tell us what happened and why.
  • In the end, let us know how the event impacted or changed life in that area of the world.

Piece of Art or Literature

Sometimes we'll write about a book, a painting, a statue or sculpture, a play, an opera, a type of dance or music, or a poem. In these cases it will usually take 3-5 paragraphs to give enough information.
  • The first thing you need to tell us is the title of the piece, who created it, when, where, and maybe even why or how.
  • After that, give us a synopsis of the story (if it's a piece of writing) or the story behind it (if it's a painting or sculpture).
  • Finally, tell us what that piece of art means to the culture we're studying.

An Animal

We always like to know more about the unique wildlife we'll see on tour. When covering an animal topic, you should write around 3-5 paragraphs. Sometimes we will give a topic that focuses closer on an animal (ex: elephants - habitat. This would be 3-5 paragraphs just on the habitat of the elephant), when given a broader animal topic, you should cover...
  • First give general information about the animal (appearance, sub-species that we're likely to see, classifications...)
  • Next, tell us about the family groupings for the animals.
  • Tell us about the habitat or environment they live in.
  • Next tell us about mating, child rearing, and growing up.
  • The next section will be about the animal's diet, hunting, scavenging, and if there are any predators for them.
  • Finally, tell us about the population of the animal and any conservation issues that are going on.

Food

One of the best things about traveling the world is trying new foods. We love to include articles about regional delicacies so we can try them out while on tour.
  • Give us the basics of what the food is and any relevant history about where it comes from, who made/makes it, and similar dishes we can find elsewhere.
  • Tell us how this food is made (not a recipe or list of ingredients, but a description).
  • Finally, tell where we are likely to find this food while on tour.



Topics with a name next to them have been assigned and should be completed by the next meeting.
Topics that are crossed off are complete.

Topics That need to be Written for the Peru 2017 Book:

To request topics you can now contact Hannah at: hannahkjackson27@gmail.com









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