Aimee Kelly

SLM 521

Spring 2004

Webquests

Anansi the Spider: Tales from the Ashanti - This webquest is an exploration of the Anansi the Spider tales. Students read and compare Anansi tales with the Greek myth about Arachne. Students are then led to write their own Anansi story and a map of the region that Anansi comes from. This is a great interdisciplinary webquest. Prepare for the creepy spider crawling across the screen.

Date visited - April 22, 2004

http://www.manteno.k12.il.us/webquest/elementary/LanguageArts/Anasi/timgilbertwebquest.html

 

Mystery of the Disappearing Puddle - What happened to the puddle that was outside the school? Students can find out by participating in this webquest. Students read online information, view a video, and complete experiments to learn about the water cycle. Then they are responsible for writing a story, creating a poster, or making a book to show what happened to the puddle.

Date visited - April 22, 2004

http://www.manteno.k12.il.us/webquest/elementary/Science/DisappearingPuddle/Mystery%20of%20the%20Disappearing%20Puddle.htm

 

The Fate of the Rainforests - In this webquest, students explore the roles and positions of different groups of people related to the rainforest including indigenous people, environmentalists, and medical professionals. Students pick a role and develop a persuasive presentation for the class about why their use of the rainforest is appropriate. The class then works together to come up with a plan for the rainforests.

Date visited - April 22, 2004

http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests/Rainforests/index.htm#Process

 

Famous People of the Gold Rush - This is a great web quest to go with an Exploration and Expansion unit. Students learn about famous people from the Gold Rush and then write a biography for one person of this time. Students can enjoy learning about these people in the fun environment of the Internet.

Date visited - April 22, 2004

http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/balboa/goldrush/

 

Thanksgiving Webquest - This webquest guides students through technology to read the story of Thanksgiving and write their story, as if they were one of the Pilgrims. They are also required to make a map of the U.S. illustrating where the Pilgrims landed, research Thanksgiving stamps and make their own, and use a paint program to draw their version of the Mayflower.

Date visited - April 22, 2004

http://www.hazelwood.k12.mo.us/~cdavis01/webquests/kpw/