Gold Rush Scavenger Hunt

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This Webquest will help students learn vocabulary words through questions and hunting for the meaning of words. Reading the letter with context clues will give more options to decipher meaning. Students will look for pictures via internet to go with a description of the vocabulary word.  Students will use a program such as Google Slides to make a presentation of the words found along with description and picture.  This webquest will take an hour to complete. Students do need to have prior knowledge of some vocabulary words if possible. The lesson can be completed without any prior knowledge but extra time needs to be given.
Students will need prior knowledge of presentation program such as Prezi, Google Slides, Power Point and etc.
Walking around checking computer screens to ensure students stay on task is great for those classes who get off topic easily.


ISTE Standards
Creative Communicator: Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.

Technology Standards
W.5,W6,W10 Highlight text, copy and paste text, Copy and paste images within the document and
from outside sources. Insert and size a graphic in a document.
SL.5 Copy and paste or import graphics; change their size and
position on a slide

1.4 Proofread and edit writing using appropriate resources (e.g. dictionary, spell checker, grammar, and thesaurus).
Multimedia and Presentation Tools

Craft and Structure
RI 4.Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to
significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean). (See grade 4 Language standards 46
for additional expectations.)

Writing 7.Conduct short research projects that build knowledge
through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Language Arts 2.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of
standard English capitalization, punctuation, and
spelling when writing.
a. Use correct capitalization.
b. Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
c. Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
d. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.

4.Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on
grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
a. Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the
meaning of a word or phrase.


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EDUU 551 Brandman University


For more information on:

How to make a PowerPoint (For kids)

Gold Rush Field Trips

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