Moving to America
A web quest for 8th grade
This web quest is designed for eighth grade US History
students. It is specifically
created to address the needs of students with different learning styles
and to appeal to multiple intelligences.
In order to successfully complete the web quest, students must
comprehend and analyze source documents through reading, watching videos,
and listening to audio accounts.
The students must also work cooperatively as part of a group to
evaluate their material and then apply it in a new setting. They need to be familiar with PowerPoint
or with publishing programs. These
skills are addressed earlier in the year through activities designed to
develop technological competence.
link connects to national standards from the National Center for Social Studies in
the Schools that are reflected in the web quest. Edison township EIB’s
(Essential Instructional Behavior) standards are reflected in the development
of technological competencies and in the writing to communicate
requirements. District curriculum is
also addressed in the questions presented for the study of immigration.
The author would like to acknowledge the website created by Bernie Dodge
as a source of inspiration and encouragement as well as practical
knowledge. Tom March’s site also
provided many useful links to templates and to planning guides.
author would also like to thank all of the teachers and classmates in UNI
courses that provided invaluable feedback and support. The teachers in all the online technology
courses break the instruction into easy to manage chunks and are open to
answering all questions. Without their
help, I would not have been able to create the above activity.
would especially like to thank my students.
They have provided the motivation to continually improve my skills in
using technology in the classroom. They
are my light.
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