This project is geared for 6th grade and higher. It was developed to encourage students to explore the technology of the internet, and other computer related functions. This is a great webquest because it can be done with 1 student, or as a cooperative learning project. The ability to design a basic powerpoint presentation is a useful tool for all students. It can be taught in just a week if your classroom is blessed with enough computers to allow the students to have no more than 2 students per computer at a time.
Most of our students' while computer suave, never go past their "Facebook" section or thier favorite gaming areas. This project encourages them to go beyond the norm. It also helps to open their mind to the posibilities of looking beyond thier own hometown area when it comes to traveling when they enter into the adult life.
The curriculum addressed are for the state of Ohio, Social Studies, Office of Catholic Education.
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Photius Coutsoukis and Information Technology Associates(2007). Geographic. Retrieved on February 12,2008,from http://www.geographic.org/
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SOCIAL STUDIES - GRADES 6 -8
Strand III - Geography
A. Spatial Thinking and Skills
- Explain how cultural perspective or bias information is communicated through geographic tools
- Identify the hemispheric locations of world regions
- Place countries or states selected for projects are on the continents on which they are located.
B. Places & Regions
- Use maps, charts and graphs to determine, classify, and compare physical and political regions related to criteria including climate, landforms, population, cultural and economic characteristics.
- Explain that regions can be determined, classified and compared using data related to various criteria including landform, climate, population, and cultural and economic characteristics.
- Explain that a place is a location having distinctive characteristics which give it meaning and character and distinguish it from other locations.
TECHNOLOGY GRADES 6-8
III. Technology for Communication
B. Development, publication, and presentation of information
IV. Technology for Information and Research
A. Definition, retrieval, and evaluation of information
B. Basic browser and navigation skills to find information on the Internet
C. Research process using technology
Thank you to Jennifer Ramey for the original WebQuest that was created prior to my individualized adaptation.