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This is a webquest to help students learn about the causes of the Amercian Revolution.  I am using it for my higher level students as a group project.  This goes along with our textbook Harcourt Social Studies 5th Grade and most activities are drawn from Hands-on-History: American Revoluion by Michael Gravois. 


Show-Me Standards


http://dese.mo.gov/standards/ss.html


Social Studies Knowledge:


In Social Studies, students in Missouri public schools will acquire a solid foundation which includes knowledge of


2. continuity and change in the history of Missouri, the United States and the world


5. the major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement, regions) and their relationships to changes in society and environment


6. relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions


7. the use of tools of social science inquiry (such as surveys, statistics, maps, documents)


 


Performance Goals


http://dese.mo.gov/standards/goal1.html


GOAL 1


Students in Missouri public schools will acquire the knowledge and skills to gather, analyze and apply information and ideas.


Students will demonstrate within and integrate across all content areas the ability to


1. develop questions and ideas to initiate and refine research


2. conduct research to answer questions and evaluate information and ideas


4. use technological tools and other resources to locate, select and organize information


8. organize data, information and ideas into useful forms (including charts, graphs, outlines) for analysis or presentation


10. apply acquired information, ideas and skills to different contexts as students, workers, citizens and consumers


GOAL 2


Students in Missouri public schools will acquire the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively within and beyond the classroom.


Students will demonstrate within and integrate across all content areas the ability to


1. plan and make written, oral and visual presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences


2. review and revise communications to improve accuracy and clarity


3. exchange information, questions and ideas while recognizing the perspectives of others


7. use technological tools to exchange information and ideas


GOAL 3


Students in Missouri public schools will acquire the knowledge and skills to recognize and solve problems.


Students will demonstrate within and integrate across all content areas the ability to


1. identify problems and define their scope and elements


2. develop and apply strategies based on ways others have prevented or solved problems


3. develop and apply strategies based on one’s own experience in preventing or solving problems


4. evaluate the processes used in recognizing and solving problems


5. reason inductively from a set of specific facts and deductively from general premises



GOAL 4


Students in Missouri public schools will acquire the knowledge and skills to make decisions and act as responsible members of society.


Students will demonstrate within and integrate across all content areas the ability to


1. explain reasoning and identify information used to support decisions


4. recognize and practice honesty and integrity in academic work and in the workplace


5. develop, monitor and revise plans of action to meet deadlines and accomplish goals


6. identify tasks that require a coordinated effort and work with others to complete those tasks


   


The ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students


 


1. Creativity and Innovation


Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:


a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.


b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.


 


2. Communication and Collaboration


Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:


a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.


d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.



3. Research and Information Fluency


Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:


a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.


b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.


c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.


d. process data and report results.



4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making


Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:


a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.


b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.


c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.



 


5. Digital Citizenship


Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:


a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.


b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.


c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.


d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.



            



 


 


 

 
     
     
 
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