This Webquest was used as a summative assessment to a multicultural literature study on South America. This Webquest can be used in conjunction with a similar study, or one its own for a introduction to the continent of South America.
The Webquest is designed to meet the following Indiana State Standards:
Geography 3.3.7: Physical Systems: Describe how climate and physical characteristics of a region affect the vegetation and animal life living there.
Geography 3.3.9: Human Systems: Identify factors that make the region unique, including cultural diversity, industry, the arts, and architecture.
Reading 3.2.5: Distinguish the main idea and supporting details in expository (informational) text.
Reading 3.2.7: Follow simple multi-step written directions.
Writing 3.4.2: Discuss ideas for writing, use diagrams and charts to develop ideas, make a list or notebook of ideas.
Writing 3.4.2: Create single paragraphs with topic sentences and simple supporting facts and details.
Writing 3.4.4: Use various reference and research materials.
Writing 3.5.6: Write persuasive pieces that ask for an action or a response.
Writing 3.5.3: Write personal, persuasive, and formal letters.