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CyberSmart! Curriculum A free k-8 curriculum empowering students to use the Internet safely, responsibly, and effectively. Contents: Curriculum Overview, Lesson Plans and Activity Sheets, Using the Curriculum, and Technology Standards Alignment.
Dewey Decimal System. WebQuest by Brad Foster, Pikesville Middle School, for Center for Technology in Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Education.
Plagiarism: A WebQuest for High School Students designed by Group 9 (Group Members: M. Bowman, D. Coulson, M. Halliburton, K. Hancock, C. Justus, D. Morales, S. Smith, E. Winkelmann), Collierville High School, Collierville, TN.
Plagiarism: A WebQuest for High School Students designed by Group 9, (Group Members: M. Bowman, D. Coulson, M. Halliburton, K. Hancock, C. Justus, D. Morales, S. Smith, E. Winkelmann), Collierville High School, Shelby County, Memphis TN.
Plagiarism WebQuest. An Internet WebQuest on Plagiarism created by Elaine Stoll, Eastern Lebanon County (ELCO) High School, Myerstown, PA.
Philosophy: Questions and Theories for Grade 12, University Preparation, from Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). Unit 1: Metaphysics, 7 activities.
WebQuest: The Transcendentalist Spirit - American Transcendentalism from Shepherd University, West Virginia. Explore the Transcendental period as an age of reform. 19th century America proved to be a dramatic time of change in the area of women’s rights, slavery, education, publication, and industry.
Understanding Experimentation in Psychology: A Web Quest for Psychology 101 designed by Bernard Schuster.
Explorations from iwebquest.com. A Webquest to Inspire Good People Through the Exploration of Ancient Greek Mythology.
Exploring Greek Mythology. GEMS Mythology Web Quest by Rachel Rydzewski and Sallie Piotrowski, Waunakee Middle School, Waunakee, WI.
Greek Mythology. A Webquest for 7th Grade English, designed by Erin Giacomelli, Slideshare.
Greek Mythology. A Webquest for 9th Grade English, designed by Brian Lancaster, Slideshare.
Greek Mythology Webquest. Your job is to gain a good understanding of the different Greek myths, gods and goddesses on your own. Then, with your group, invent an original myth to teach a lesson or explain an event in the natural world.
Greek Mythology Webquest. Flack Social Studies. You have been hired by the Olympians, the most powerful gods of ancient Greece, to design a business card for an imaginary company of one of the following gods/goddesses of your choice: Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Hades, Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus.
Greek Mythology Webquest. Created by Nicki Callahan (Library Media Specialist) and Russell Sherman (6th Grade Teacher) from Roger Ludlowe Middle School, Fairfield, CT.
Greek Mythology Webquest: A WebQuest for Middle School Students. Grades 6 through 8. Designed by Kathryn Bajko-Green, Library Media Specialist, Winthrop Harbor, IL.
An Inside Look at Greek Mythology! A Social Studies Web Quest for 7th Grade Students, Created for Central Middle School, Waterloo, IA. Designed by: Anne Hall, David Gill, and Tracy Clausen, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.
Introduction: Mount Olympus is rumbling! The King of the Gods is furious! Your task is to investigate the Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes. You must explore the clues and resources made available to you to discover the importance of these legends and deities in the Greek culture. Goal: Understand the significance of the Greek gods, goddesses and heroes to the past and modern Greek society.
It's All Greek to Me! WebQuest by Matthew Carver. Grade Level: 9-12. Curriculum: Social Studies. History, Greek. Much of Western Civilization is impacted by the thoughts and world views of the Ancient Greeks. This impact can be seen in everything from religion, politics, science, to entertainment and much in between. In this WebQuest you will be gathering information and defending your interpretation of Greek impact on our culture from one of the categories assigned to you.
It's All Greek to Me! WebQuest by Cynthia Starnes. Grade Level: 6-8. Curriculum: Social Studies. Keywords: Greece, shipping, trade, ancient, Greek food, democracy, Greek tragedy, timeline, mapping, government. Students will map shipping and trade routes between Greece and America during the early 1900s. Students will research the history of olives and olive oil in Greek History. They will research on the Internet and find a simple recipe that uses grapes, olives or olive oil with Greek origins.
It's All Greek to Me! WebQuest by Grtetchen Gegenheimer. Grade Level: 3-5. Curriculum: Art / Music. Ancient Greece, Greek, Mythology. Description: Student will become an archeologist who will help design an exhibit for a local museum.
Miss Albert's Mythology WebQuest. In this web quest, you will become familiar with Greek gods and goddesses and understand what traits and characteristics were valued in Greek culture.
Mythology WebQuest: An Internet WebQuest on Mythology. 'Who are those Fabulous Folks on Mount Olympus' created by Mrs. Clanin, MSD of Pike Township.
The Odyssey/Mythology Webquest. An Internet Hotlist on The Odyssey Webquest created by Carly L. Plonka, Milton High School, English Department.
Buddhist Studies for primary and secondary students. Including Handbook for Teachers.
Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies Teachers. Hundreds of high quality Lesson Plans for K-12 arranged alphabetically by title of Web sites, Teaching Strategies include everything you always wanted to know about how to put students online in your social studies classroom, Online Activities for K-12 include hundreds of Webquests arranged alphabetically by title of Web sites, Teaching Current Events Via Newspapers, Magazines and TV connects you to newspaper, magazine, and television Webquest activities sponsored by major corporations and educational institutions. Site also offers valuable links to Other Social Studies Resources.
Media Literacy: What is it? Why teach it? Media Education in Canada, Web Awareness for Teachers, Lessons and Resources for Media Education, Find a lesson by grade, by subject, or by curriculum outcomes.
Bully Free Zone. Webquest from Zunal. Designed as an anti-bullying lesson. Students will discover the definition of a bully and how students, schools and teachers can ensure their school is bully free. Grade Level: 6-8, Curriculum: Life Skills / Careers.
Bullying WebQuest designed for Grades 6-8 by Christine Young. An InstantWebquest from InstantProjects.org.
STOP THE HURT: Anti-Bullying WebQuest. A WebQuest for Grades 4-6, designed by Rob Friesen and Brian Arthurs, Saskatoon Public Schools.
We Want Vicenza Elementary School to Be Bully Free. Webquest from Zunal. This webquest will ask students to do research on bullying, become a "task force", and write a proposal to administration to stop bullying at their school. Grade Level: 6-8, Curriculum: Life Skills / Careers.
9/11 Lesson Plans, Memorial Activities for Kids by Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben, Yahoo! Contributor Network - Sun. September 11, 2011.
9/11 Memorial Lesson Plans. Foundational Lesson Plans: K - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12. About 9/11 Lesson Plans. Teaching Guides: A Place of Remembrance, Tribute Art & 9/11, The Spirit of Volunteerism. Talking to Children about 9/11, View Webcasts, 9/11 Primary Sources.
Classroom Lesson Plans: Helping Teachers Teach History from History News Network (HNN).
ESL English Lesson Plans for September 11th by ESL Library Staff.
History in the Making: Remembering September 11, 2001 from Scholastic.com.
Remembering September 11. Lessons and Resources.
Remembering September 11th - Opening Days of School for young children. Free PowerPoint Presentations on September 11 include:
● Microsoft PowerPoint - 9-11.pptx
● 11- The Truth Will Set You Free
● Understanding Sept 11 - What is terrorism ppt
● Terrorism For Teachers:
● 2001- The Day That Changed America
● A Guided Exploration of the Events of 9-11
● 11, Social Studies, Glencoe
● Remembering September 11
● Free Clipart
September 11 Lesson Plans by Alicia Johnson. By interviewing family members about 9/11, students can provide material for deep and meaningful discussions. Long Lasting Impressions and The Power of Words Daily Lesson Plan from New York Times.
September 11: Lessons and Resources for Classroom Teachers from Education World.
September 11, 2001: Twelfth Anniversary from TeacherVision. Collection of articles, lessons, and advice will help students understand the events of September 11, 2001. By exploring the topics of diversity, conflict resolution, and tolerance, students will cope better with the current world.
Teachers can Mark 10th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks with Free Online Lesson Plans and Activities from PR Web. Educational Materials Created for Student Population Too Young to Remember Terrorist Events.
Teaching 9/11 from Teaching9-11.org. Syllabi & Lesson Plans, Categories include: Academic Archives, College and University Syllabi, Grades 6 - 8 Lesson Plans, High School (9 - 12) Lesson Plans, K - 5 Lesson Plans, Resources for Colleges and Universities, Resources for Educators, Links to Websites of Lesson Plans - General.
A Virtual Visit to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum from EDSITEment! a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A Look at the Population Density of the United States. Lesson Plans, Grades 9-12. This lesson focuses on the spatial distribution of the population density of the United States at different levels of scale.
Can You Afford to Retire?. From PBS FRONTLINE, for Grades 9-12 Social Studies, American Government, Current Events, Language Arts, Economics.
Schools Online from University of Illionois Extension. Grades 3-5 and up.
Encyclopaedia Britannica's Guide to Black History.
Famous African-Americans Webquest! by K. Brunner, Eisenhower School, Prospect Heights, IL. Oprah Winfrey, Muhammed Ali.
Education for Freedom. Lesson plans for teaching the First Amendment.
The Progressive Era. Researching the following topics: The Women's Rights Movement, Muckrakers, The Fight for Equality, and Prohibition.
Webquest for Women's Suffrage. Write a letter to President Roosevelt on whether women should have the right to vote or not. It will be necessary to give strong, persuasive arguments on your point of view. You will also need to prepare your speech in favor of or against this right.
Woman's Suffrage WebQuest from TeacherWeb.
The Women's Suffrage Movement (1848-1920): A WebQuest by Lauren Day-Lewis, McDaniel College, Maryland.
Women's Suffrage WebQuest from TeacherWebquest. The class will be broken into five groups. Each group is to research its particular role and come up with arguments for or against women’s suffrage.
Election 2004: How to Run for President. Online activities, lesson plans, teaching strategies, time saving teacher management tools, and more.
An Irreconcilable Difference: Slavery in the United States. Webquest from Sussex County Technical High School Library, Sparta, New Jersey. Includes links to other Slavery Web Quest Sites: Abolitionist, Slave or Free Black, Southerner, Northerner, Politician.
Slavery. WebQuest from Tom's Page. "Slavery was a system based on fear. Many plantation owners, and their over-seers, were very brutal people and used fear to keep the slaves in order." University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Students' WebQuests from the course Middle Level Curriculum, Dr. Jean Schneider's Curriculum and Instruction, UNI, Cedar Falls, IA.
Slavery in America Web Quest. Created for Mr. Altobelli’s U.S. History I class.
Slavery WebQuest. "Slavery predates writing and can be found in almost all cultures and continents. Historically, most slaves were initially captured in wars or kidnapped in isolated raids but some were sold into slavery by their parents as a means of surviving extreme conditions. African American slavery however, is unique though in that it was based not on any of the traditional reasons for enslavement. Instead, African American Slavery was based on a new concept called race."
Slavery: Scars from the Past WebQuest by Lisa Denning, from Zunal.
Slavery WebQuest. An Internet WebQuest on Slavery created by Alan Singer, Hofstra University.
Slavery Webquest from District 158, Illinois. "African American slavery . . .is unique . . . in that it was based not on any of the traditional reasons for enslavement. Instead, African American Slavery was based on a new concept called race."
The Underground Railroad WebQuest from Mount Carmel School, Cedar Grove, IN.
Underground Railroad Webquests. Annotated webquest links collected by Paula Laurita, BellaOnline's Library Sciences Editor.
WebQuests Links to Slavery and the Underground Railroad from Safe Passage: The Underground Railroad in Southwestern Ohio.
EconEdLink from EconomicsAmerica. Provides a premier souce of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students, with over 509 lessons.
Economics for Kids. Links.
Online elementary economics lessons. K-6 lessons.
Banking and Credit. Internet Projects from Glencoe McGraw-Hill. Task 1: Get an overview of the home-buying process. Task 2: Start saving and choose a bank that fits your needs. Task 3: Establish good credit. Task 4: Plan ahead to obtain a mortgage. Task 5: Negotiate the purchase of a home.
WebQuest: Personal Finance: Banking from Zunal.com. Students will be given a series of activities to complete online about banking services. Grade Level: 9-12. Curriculum: Business / Economics.
The Ultimate Money WebQuest from Davidson County Schools, NC. "In this WebQuest, you will learn how money is minted, how to SAVE it, how to make change, and even how to invest it wisely. You will even have a chance to run a small business and see how much money you can make!"
21st Century Schoolhouse - Links to Free Work Sheets.
Academy of Achievement: Curriculum Center. Most materials prepared for Grades 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and post Grade 12 containing audio, video and text. Wide range of topics include The Amazing Olympics, Architecture, Black History Month, Earth Day, Entrepreneurs, Freedom and justice, Martin Luther King Day, Poets and poetry, and others.
Classroom Resources, Classroom Internet Library from New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV) Knowledge Network.
Computer Integration Activities. Activities created by teachers and students at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Quebec, Canada. WebQuests include:
● Acid Rain Webquest. WebQuest developed by Gerald Robillard, Our Lady of Peace School, Laval, Quebec
● Canadian, eh? Learn a little about Canada webquest by E. Malick, Grade 6, John F. Kennedy School.
● Eat Well ~ Feel Swell. A WebQuest on Nutrition for Grades 5 & 6 by Carol Ann Okpro, John F. Kennedy School.
● EcoQuest - Biomes Designed by Lorraine White and Janet Juarez, Our Lady of Peace School
● Famous Canadians. A WebQuest for Grades 5 & 6, designed by Gerald Robillard (Our Lady of Peace School) and Bob Colvil (Knowlton Academy).
Computer Teaching Lesson Plans: Web Quests from Online Teacher Resource.
edHelper.com. With links to 2500 lesson plans.
The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM). Search or browse The Gateway to find high quality educational materials, including lesson plans, activities, and projects from GEM Consortium member sites. Options: Simple Search, Browse Subjects, Browse Keywords.
igh School Web Quests Grades 9 - 12 from Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), Annapolis, MD.
Illuminations from National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). 90 online activities, 524 lessons for preK-12 math educators, Principles and Standards for School Mathematics outlines the essential components of a high-quality school mathematics program, plus links to useful mathematics education resources on the Internet.
Learning Center (Library and Archives Canada - LAC). A collection strong in history, literature and music, including websites, educational tools, and digitized primary sources (printed documents, diaries, maps, illustrations, paintings, manuscripts, and printed and recorded music) from LAC holdings.
Lesson Planet. Search 150,000 Teacher Reviewed Lesson Plans.
Lesson Plans Library from Discovery Education. Site provides kindergarten, elementary, middle school and high school lesson plans for all major school subjects. Browse by subject, grade, or both to find hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers. View all K-5 lesson plans, View all Grades 6-8 lesson plans, View all Grades 9-12 lesson plans.
LessonPlansPage.com. Over 3000 free lesson plans. Includes Lesson Plan Guide: 10 Steps to Developing a Quality Lesson Plan. (Pop-up ads).
Media Workshop New York: High School Webquests.
Middle through High School WebQuests. Internet Expeditions. Exploring, Using, Adapting, and Creating WebQuests.
Nellie's English Projects: High School WebQuest Tasks (ages 15-18). Scroll bar on the left. See also Junior High School WebQuests (ages 12-15), and Elementary School WebQuests Grades 4-6 (Ages 9-12), and other resources.
The New York Times Learning Network. Teacher, Student and Parent Connections. Daily Lesson Plans for Grades 6-12 covering all major subjects. Includes lesson plan archive and lesson plan units.
Lesson plans, worksheets, activities, clip art, reading, math, science, social studies, and more. Hundreds of educational websites rated by popularity.
Surf Report: Online Projects from Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (ECB). K-12. Projects range from simple to complex. Variety of topics: Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger, Who Am I? Seasonal Changes through our Eyes and Yours, and others.
Teaching Tool: WebQuests from Educational CyberPlayGround™. Links to Elementary School WebQuests, Teaching Tool for Music WebQuests, Teaching Tool for Math WebQuests, Teaching Tool for Art WebQuests, Teaching Tool for Linguistics WebQuests.
Teaching with WebQuests. Suggested links to The Best Wequests on the Net, including: 1998 WebQuests - Body Builders, Desert Biome, Fast Food Nutrition, Comets, Viruses and lots more; 1999 WebQuests - Endangered Animals, Electrical Circuits, Flowers, Properties of light, Electromagnets and lots more; and 2000 WebQuests - Genetics, Dinosaurs, and Mammals.
Template to Create a WebQuest - Put the Title of the Lesson Here - Teacher Page. Student Template. From English Montreal School Board, Montreal, QC.
Thousands of FREE Presentations in PowerPoint Format. Themes and Topics at pppst.com.
Web-Based Lesson Plans. This collection of six lesson plans is designed for Adult Education but may be adapted for high school or ESL usage. Lesson topics include: Introduction to the Web, Women's History, and Learning English Using Fables.
WebQuest Collections. Updated by Bernie Dodge, San Diego State University.
WebQuest Directory from Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board, Quebec, Canada. Includes links to Elementary and Secondary Unit Plans.
The WebQuest Page. Topics covered: How to develop and create Web-based lessons, WebQuests and other Internet projects. Includes an online lesson plan collection for K-12 plus Big6 Lessons. Site provides a ready-to-use Student Webquest Template and links to additional materials and resources.
WebQuests Based on Literature selected by Bernie Dodge, San Diego State University.
WebQuests from Vicki Blackwell's Internet Guide for Educators.
WebQuests from webTeacher. Topics include: Introduction to WebQuests, Examining WebQuests, Building Your Own WebQuest, Preparatory Work, Designing the Process, Implementation, plus Additional Resources.
WebQuests for Kids developed by Kathi Mitchell. Links to selected webquests (K-12) under categories: Social Studies, Science, and Other Topics.
Wired Learning - Filamentality. Web-based lessons, activities and more. Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities. Site includes Videoconferencing, Activities, Projects, Resources, Lessons, and Tools.
Xpeditions - National Geographic.com - Lesson Plans, K-12 - Complete List.
Christmas Trees & More - Education. Including Christmas Tree Education Kit: The Virtual Christmas Tree Farm from Ontario, Canada. See also Lesson Plans, The Life of a Christmas Tree - Video clips of the life of a Christmas tree, and more.
Aesop's Fable WebQuest for Bachillerato (English as a Second Language). Designed by Mª Ascensión Villalba Varona: "This webquest has been designed for students who have already passed the Secondary School or for adults learning English as a Second Language, whose level of English is Intermediate or Upper-Intermediate. The main objective is to motivate the student in speaking English."
Aesop's Fables '2001. A WebQuest for 5th Grade (Language Arts), designed by Stefan Czernatowicz, Our Lady of Peace School, Fabreville, QC. Task: Learn about Aesop and adapt his fables to contemporary times.
Aesop's Fables Webquest: Oh ... The Drama!!!! for Grades 7/8, by Mrs. Velonis, Hillcrest Middle School, Glendale, AZ. Task: Become familiar with Aesop's original fables so that you will be able to write an "updated" version.
Fairy Tale WebQuest by Sofie Maurice and Crystal Pearl-Hodgins, Ecole Whitehorse Elementary, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Fantastic Fables WebQuest. An Internet WebQuest on Fantastic Fables created by SSchott, Myerstown Elementary School. The purpose of this activity is to create your very own fabulous fable. To do this. you will be reading fables,answering questions that pertain to the parts of a fable, writing your own fable, and then sharing it with the rest of your group.
Having Fun with Fantastic Fables by Vidya Bhat, Anne Hutchinson Elementary. The webquest will allow elementary school students to create their very own fables.
Magical Fairytale Moments from Ridge Elementary School, Ridge, NY. Task: The purpose of this activity is to create your very own fairytale. Process. Resources. Evaluation. Conclusion.
The Realm of Fairy Tales. An Original WebQuest for grades 4-5 by Judy Hoke.
Arthurian Legends WebQuest! from Moraga School District, Moraga, CA.
King Arthur. Site de Michelle Henry, Professeur d'anglais - Académie de Nancy-Metz, includes ESL resources.
● King Arthur's Life-Story (Early British Kingdoms for Kids).
● King Arthur, and the Legend of the Knights of the Round Table.
● Knights and Castles Worksheets and Teaching Activities
● King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Webquest (websidestories) designed by Jean-Christophe Sapet & Jean-Marc Gébelin.
King Arthur Investigation from Zunal.com. Webquest to identify, inquire and examine the symbols, themes and morals associated with King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Grade Level: 9-12. Curriculum: English / Language Arts.
King Arthur Legend: Fact and Fiction. A King Arthur WebQuest from Sarah's Webquest Blogspot.ca.
King Arthur Investigation by Lindy Whitson. To identify, inquire and examine the symbols, themes and morals associated with King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Grade Level: 9-12. Curriculum: English / Language Arts.
Bullfighting Webquest: The Spanish Tourism Board Wants You! Created by: Erin Curry, Deb Marks & David Marks. When task is completed, new knowledge you gain may include: A better understanding of Spanish culture, history, and language; Skills to help you when traveling in Spain; and more.
French Speaking Countries Web Quest by Shawn D. Hintz, Nicholas Orem Middle School, Prince George's County, MD.
German Culture Webquest by Corey Petzold, German Language Teacher at West High School, West Bend, WI.
Familie und Zeit - Online Quiz.
Das Wetter - Internetsuche. Weather information in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Grades 9-12 Foreign Language WebQuests.
A Horse is a Hoarse, Of Course, Of Coarse. A Lesson Plan on Homonyms/Homophones, from Large Collections of Language Arts Lesson Plans.
Bones, Bones, Bones - Webquest. Created by Yvette K. Stuewe, NBCT Lutheran, LCMS - Pacific Southwest. In this webQuest, you will take a virtual tour of our skeletal system, practice labeling some of the major bones, compare our bones to those of a rodent and bird.
Bones Inside Us. Internet Scavenger Hunt by Vicki Blackwell.
Brainy Web Quest. A webquest about the brain.
Frogs - Science Web Quest by Beth Zemke, Irvine Unified School District, Irvine, CA.
Human Skeletal System. Webquest by Robert Hamilton, Port Antonio, Jamaica.
Journey to Alaska's Glaciers: Webquest to Explore How Glaciers Shape the Land from iwebquest.com.
Mrs. Maldonado's Rocks and Minerals Webquest. What are the three main types of rocks? How does a sedimentary rock turn into a metamorphic rock? How does an igneous rock turn into a metamorphic rock? How do metamorphic rocks change into sedimentary rocks? How do igneous rocks change into sedimentary rocks?
Skeletal System. Learning Resources and Information Technology. See also The Human Skeleton.
Skeleton Webquest from Trent Park Elementary. In this quest, you will be able to name the bones and tell the function of a skeleton. You will compare human skeletons to skeletons of other animals.
Math Magazine WebQuest. An Internet WebQuest on mathmagazine (formerly by Ms. Russo, Merrick Avenue Middle School, Merrick, NY).
Math Web Quests from Online Teacher Resource.
Would You Recommend It? A Webquest on Evaluating Math Games.
Astronomy Lesson Plan Links from Science Spot.
Astronomy Webquest: Determining the Age of the Universe! From Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers, IN.
Sorry, this site does not seem to be accessible as of 22 Sept. 2010. Please see: How Old Is the Universe? "Until recently, astronomers estimated that the Big Bang occurred between 12 and 14 billion years ago. To put this in perspective, the Solar System is thought to be 4.5 billion years old and humans have existed as a genus for only a few million years. Astronomers estimate the age of the universe in two ways: 1) by looking for the oldest stars; and 2) by measuring the rate of expansion of the universe and extrapolating back to the Big Bang . . ."
Webquests: Using the Internet to Teach Astronomy from Canadian Astronomical Society. Resources for Teachers.
Educational Activities: Web-based Astronomy and Astrobiology Lessons. A team of master teachers, university faculty, and NASA researchers have created a series of web-based astronomy and astrobiology lessons for the CERES Project. These classroom-ready activities for K-12 students. Webquests and Lesson Plans include: A Case of the Wobbles: Finding Extra-Solar Planets for Grades 9-12. MarsQuest! for Grades 5-8. Birthday Moons for K-4.
Instructional Materials in Astronomy from CIN.org.
Open Astronomy Curricula. Astronomy lesson plans for Kindergarten through Grade 12 students.
Phases of the Moon Web Quest. From Jefferson County Schools, Dandridge, TN. You will view various web sites that gives detailed descriptions of the phases of the moon. After studying the web sites, you will be able to name, illustrate, and describe the 8 phases of the moon.
Space to Grow Webquest. This project introduces students to basic concepts in astronomy. Three areas covered in the webquest activity: General Astronomy, Stars and Stellar Evolution, and Galaxies and the Universe. Including: Define the term light year, How much longer will our Sun continue to produce energy? Lifetimes of stars? How are stars born? What happens to stars as they age? The Milky Way Galaxy is approximately how many light years across? How old is the Universe? How do astronomers determine this age?
A Solar System WebQuest by Ms. Joslin, Leestown Middle School, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY. Your task is to click on each picture (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) to find out more about it. As you visit each site, find the facts to complete your worksheet.
A Sun, Moon, Earth Web Quest by Elaine Hammond. Welcome Explorers! Buckle up your seatbelts and hang on. We are going to Blast Off for an exciting journey through space. We will visit the Sun, the Moon and the planet called Earth. You will experience different kinds of atmospheres, so be prepared to have your space suit ready!
Earth From Space:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
by Andrew K. Johnston
Earth from Space. Lesson plans from Smithsonian Institution, for Gr. 5-12. Remote sensing can be useful in studying numerous disciplines, from biology to ecology to geography. Grade level and standards are noted beside each lesson plan. Free download of Earth from Space Activity Guide - in PDF, 7 pages.
An Internet WebQuest: Roller Coaster Physics. A McGraw-Hill Glencoe Science WebQuest. Your job in this WebQuest is to find out how roller coasters work and use this information to build a simple model of a roller coaster.
PhysicsQuest. High School Physics Online Investigations. Quests include: Linear Motion, Projectile Motion, Isaac Newton, Conservation of Energy, Waves, Lawnmowers and Physics, Light and Color, Electrostatics, Einstein, Roller Coaster Physics, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, and Exploring the Planets. (Pop-up ads).
Learning Math: Measurement from Annenberg / CPB. 10 sessions. Last session explores ways to apply concepts of measurement learned in K-8 classrooms. Watch Videos Online.
MCA Learning Units: Measurement. Units and Conversions, Perimeter, Area, Volume.
Measure It! from FunBrain.com. Easy, Medium, and Hard Centimeters, Easy, Medium, Hard, and Super Brain Inches. Includes K-8 Teacher Resources.
Ocean Explorer: Education Lesson Plans direct access to 85 lesson plans developed by scientists and educators. Grades 5-12.
Twister Tracking. Lesson Plans, Grades 9-12. In this lesson, students will use a database to learn about, organize, and compare tornadoes in their home state and across the country.
Clouds: Formation and Identification. A WebQuest for 4th Grade Science designed by Chelsea Smith.
Cloud WebQuest by Barbara Kornbluth.
Clouds by Gwendalyn Iversen, University of Phoenix. "Students need to be aware of, and develop and understanding of objects in the sky each day. Also, students should be able to identify changes in the sky and weather and describe what they see and why it happens. Clouds are some of the largest, most visible and important objects in the sky that change each day. Clouds also affect the weather on planet Earth. Students should be able to identify different types of clouds and patterns."
Salt. Webquests, info, resources.
Please Pass the Salt - Webquest Summary. "1. What is the main chemical factor that differentiates
oceans from lakes?
The saltiness of the ocean is more understandable when compared with the salt content of a fresh-water lake. For example, when 1 cubic foot of sea water evaporates it yields about 2.2 pounds of salt, but 1 cubic foot of fresh water from Lake Michigan contains only one one-hundredth (0.01) of a pound of salt, or about one sixth of an ounce. Thus, seawater is 220 times saltier than the fresh lake water.
2. Why is the ocean salty?
The ocean is salty because of the gradual concentration of dissolved chemicals eroded from the Earth's crust and washed into the sea. Solid and gaseous ejections from volcanoes, suspended particles swept to the ocean from the land by onshore winds, and materials dissolved from sediments deposited on the ocean floor have also contributed. Salinity is increased by evaporation or by freezing of sea ice and it is decreased as a result of rainfall, runoff, or the melting of ice."
Salt and Germination - in PDF, 10 pages. Lesson 12 - Germination Experiment from ABC Science Online, Australia.
The Topic: Salt. Webquest created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 4 2explore.com. Be an explorer. More 2 explore.
DNA Analysis. Lesson plan from Teachers Domain. Objectives include: Understand how DNA fingerprinting can be used in criminal investigations, Interpret DNA fingerprints, Explore other uses for DNA fingerprints, Understand where DNA is located and the role it plays in the body.
Genetic Lesson Plan Ideas from Genetics Education Center, University of Kansas. Including Forensic DNA (fingerprinting, solving crimes, law, courtroom lesson plans and references).
Human Genetics: A Worldwide Search for the Dominant Trait - Do You Have It? During this project, students (ages 12-18) will complete surveys, formulate hypotheses, and use the data compiled by students around the globe to test their hypotheses.
The Topic: Trees and Forests. Complete A Trees and Forests WebQuest. Select from 10 webQuest projects.
Computers - Webquests, Lesson Plans. Saskatoon (East) School Division Teacher Resources.
Robots. Grades 6-8. Roberts - Technology/Human Body Lesson Plan from DiscoverySchool.
ToxMystery: What's Wrong in This Room. An interactive learning site for kids from the 7-10 year old age range, from U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. Includes Parent and Teacher Resources: Activities for Students. Provides a fun, game-like experience that introduces children to some of the potential health hazards around the house. Activity covers some pretty big words for this age group: arsenic, carbon monoxide, chromium, asbestos, ozone, benzene, phthalates, radon, etc. that many older students can learn a lot playing this game. Program is very forgiving with correct answers given.
Grades 9-12 Health/PE WebQuests. WebQuest Examples.
Personal Health WebQuest. College of Education, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.
Rise of the Superbugs - RX for Survival. A Global Health Challenge. Teacher Guide: For half a century, antibiotics have given us a powerful way to treat infections that once were life threatening. Yet, the growing number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is putting this golden era of medicine at risk. Now, we find ourselves in a race to prevent bacterial infections from once again becoming one of humanity’s major killers. PURPOSE: To show how populations of bacteria become resistant to antibiotics via the process of natural selection and human misuse.
Webqeusts on Plants and Gardening and Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities on Plants and Gardening.
Advertising Webquest from Mrs. Johnson's Website. "Don't Buy It."
Advertising Webquest from Room 7. Do you know what advertisers are doing to get your money? In this webquest, you will be asked to get into the minds of advertisers by evaluating ads, listening to advertisers speak and finally, becoming one yourself.
Advertising Webquest from SlideShare. In this webquest, you and your partner will explore various websites to learn more about advertising today.
Advertising Webquest - Introduction and Advertising Webquest - Process. Webquest adapted by Charlie Goolsby, Southwest Junior High School, Lawrence, KS. Original Webquest by Mrs. Lauren Harrison, Walhalla Middle School, Walhalla, SC..
And Now a Word from Our Sponsor. A WebQuest on Propaganda, created and maintained by Cynthia Matzat.
Creating an advertising brochure from Zunal. This webquest has been designed for grade 3/4 students.
Cyvertise WebQuest by Michele D. Harris. You are given a task by your company to come up with a product, which considers the environment, is cost effective, and appeals to high school students. The company intends to advertise your new product on their new web site and would like a multimedia ad campaign developed.
Evaluating Bias in Advertisements. An Internet Webquest from Glencoe.
Aboriginal Art WebQuest by Brenda Gladwell. UArts. "Aboriginals are the native people of Australia.The aboriginals had a unique way of writing stories down using picture, symbols and dots. These images tell stories and talk about dreamtime in a beautiful art form. In this Web Quest, we will be looking for aboriginal symbol and meanings to create our own stories of dream time using the aboriginal art form. "
Art History Webquest. Art 309, Art for Children, Fall, 2002, class assignment © Marvin Bartel, instructor. Goshen College, Goshen, IN. Purpose of WebQuest: Understand the artwork of at least one very well known artist. Understand the artwork of artists in other cultures. Prepare a Team WebQuest Class Presentation.
Art Webquest created by Natalie Loden, Art Teacher, Chesterton, IN - using Zunal WebQuest Maker. Students will learn about the Renaissance, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. Grade Level: 6-8. Curriculum: Art / Music.
Aboriginal Art Webquest. TOP SECRET Aboriginal Web Quest from Sargent Park Elementary School. You have been chosen to go on a mission to learn about Aboriginal art. Your name from now on will be Agent 00.6. Your mission: To find out all you can about four types of Aboriginal art and defeat the evil Flap Brothers.
Arti FAQ 21OO Directory from ThinkQuest. Contents include: Cave Art (Prehistoric, Egyptian), Classical Art (Greece and Renaissance), Modern Art (Realism, Abstract Expressionism), Pointillism (Impressionism, Cubism), Pop Art (Futurism, Pop Art), Present (Mona Moo, Millenaire), Quiz, and more.
Arts Connected from Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center. Includes full-color digital images of works of art, audio and video samples.
Avalon Arts Studio: Ideas for Teachers. Art ideas, art recipes, 3D art, printmaking, painting, watercolors, paper art, non-messy art, and more. (Pop-up ads).
Elementary Art Lesson Plans by Sandy Meadors, Art Teacher in Indianapolis, IN. Hands On Art (Hands-on Lesson Plans), Computer Art (Computer Graphics Lesson Plans), Resources (Technology Hints Links and Websites, Regular Art Hints, Clipart, Inspiration and Quotes, Handouts and Templates, Humor, & Vocabularies), Stitchery.
Careers in Art WebQuest for Art II/ Honors Art/ Independent Study by Andrea J. Spano, University of South Carolina Aiken. Task: "You are a mighty Senior about to graduate from high school and have been accepted to a local college art program. You are to explore the various careers in Art that would interest you for future employment, select an art category from the job classifications list . . . Findings of your selection will be a Power Point presentation at the end of the unit, with two weeks to complete the assignment."
Good Enough to Eat from the Wallace Collection. "Explore food in art to create your own still life. KS2 Art & Design. This WebQuest covers the following topics: Still life, objects and meanings, investigating artists' work."
Impressionism WebQuest from TeacherWeb Teacher. WebQuest for 9th-12th Grades (Art Through the Ages curriculum) by Stanley F. Gilmore, Jr.
Pop Art Webquest from Ms. Scoville's Art Room. Webquest designed for Grade 6, Leighton Lion (Frederick Leighton Elementary School, Oswego, New York?). "You are going to travel back to the 60's as a photojournalist for TIME magazine to relive this era. You will need to talk to different people who lived in the 1960's to understand what historical and cultural events were going on during this time. During this visit, you will also have to interview some artists who belong to an art movement called Pop Art."
Ancient Architecture: A Webquest on Pyramids from TeacherWeb. "You will become architects of the ancient world. This webquet is an opportunity for you to study the architecture of ancient egypt. You will become experts on ancient egyptian architecture. Once you have mastered the art of ancient egyptian architecture, you will construct your own pyramid. Your pyramid must encompass everything that you learn about ancient egyptian architecture."
Drafting Architectural WebQuest - Oral Presentation. WebQuest to learn about several buildings and some of the leading architects in the world, by Vince Long, Billings Senior High School Technology Hub, Billings, MT.
Geometry and Architecture. A WebQuest for 7th grade Math by Carmela Gravius, Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Styles of Architecture. A WebQuest for High School Students from Taconic Hills High School, Craryville, NY.
A WebQuest on American Architects by Mark DeJarnatt, Illinois State University.
Calling All Heroes!!! A Comic Book History Webquest by Edward Peeler. This webquest explores the history of comic books as an artistic and entertainment medium and garners interest in the great stories within. Grade Level: College / Adult. Curriculum: Art / Music.
Cartoon and Comic Web Quest by David Dusseault and Jennifer Moore, Southside Fundamental Middle School, St. Petersburg, FL. Your team is about to set out on an exploration into the history and influences of one of the most popular forms of art ever: The Comic Strip.What is it that makes a comic strip appealing? Why do some cartoons fade out after a short time, while other endure past the life of the author? Each team will research a comic character or comic artist.
Comic Book Webquest by Vincent Chau, Simon Fraser University, Canada. "Comics, whether it be just a simple comic strip or a long comic book series, is a unique art form. Through the integration of artistic skill and storytelling, a variety of expressions can be conveyed. The process of creating such works of art is not a simple task and requires a teamwork and a lot of planning. You, along with a group, will experience what it is like to create a comic book." WebQuest intended for grade 3 Visual Arts.
Comic Strip Webquest. Create a your own comic strip. You are a comic strip writer. Your assignment is to write this week's comic strip for the newspaper that you work for. Grade Level: K-2. Curriculum: Art / Music. By Cheryl Asbury.
Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index. A unique resource with the largest collection of newspaper editorial cartoons on the web. Updates current cartoons from 54 newspaper editorial cartoonists. Lesson plans for Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.
Political Cartoons WebQuest by Julia Mishler. Grade Level: 6-8. Curriculum: English / Language Arts. "Political Cartoons are often used to show opinions about public issues and officials ... Cartoonists have a special creative skill that often combines caricatures (exaggerations of people), symbols, satire (poking fun), and knowledge of issues." In this WebQuest, you will become a political cartoonist. You, as cartoonist, will take a position on a controversial issue and express that opinion through the medium of a cartoon.
WebQuest Animations & Cartoons. A WebQuest to create animations and cartoons by Michele Plagman, Aitkin Community Schools, Aitkin, MN.
Famous Paintings: Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids. An art web quest for children in elementary and middle school, biographies of famous artists, free art worksheets.
Guggenheim Teacher Resources. Includes Inquiry with Art. Art Explorations. 780 Music
Classical Music Webquests Links. Country Music WebQuest. WebQuest on Patriotic Themes in Country Music by Pam Petty, for Grades 5-8. This WebQuest provides opportunities to explore some Country Music songs that reflect symbols of freedom found in the United States of America. WebQuest was noted as one of the "Top Ten" best sites on the Internet for the study of American symbols of Freedom. First Lady Lesson Plan: Ragtime: The First “American” Music? Objectives: Students ... will learn something about ragtime music, its history, and the ways in which it has contributed to others forms of American popular music. Elementary school level. Mozart and Salieri: Professional Jealousy or Murder? Webquest: Did Antonio Salieri poison Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Cajun Folk Music. Through this WebQuest, students will learn about folk music, the culture of the Cajun people, and Cajun music. Music General Resources from New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV). Lesson Plans, Games / Interactives, Video. Tejano Music. WebQuest by
Barbara McGregor, Nashua-Plainfield High School Nashua, IA. A Web Based Introduction to
Basic Music Theory and Music Composition by Chad Sowers, Nashua-Plainfield High School, Nashua, IA. Black History Stamps. Lesson plan for Grades 7 & 8, Social Studies. Students learn about lives and contributions of many black Americans honored on U.S. commemorative postage stamps. Lesson emphasizes finding, organizing, synthesizing and communicating information. Curriculum Guides for Educators. Resources from National Postal Museum, include: We Were There: Letters From the Battle Front Grades 7 - 12. Activity book and resource guide that uses historic letters, envelopes and commemorative stamps from American wars to engage students in historic analysis. Design a Postage Stamp for Black History Month by Marilyn J. Brackney for History, all levels. Native Americans Webquest by Cindy Proctor. "You have been commissioned by the United States Postal Service to develop a series of postage stamps for the coming year to commemorate Native Americans. These stamps will be used all over the United States and even put into stamp collections." Grade 4 Social Studies. Webquest idea may be adapted for higher grades and for different topics. The History of Jazz. In this webquest, we will pay close attention at developing a timeline to better understand when jazz was created and learn about important events and famous artists that played a major role throughout jazz's history. See also: Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (Good Morning Vietnam Soundtrack). YouTube video, 2:31 min. JazzKids: Lesson Plans from PBS. Online activities are designed for students in grades K-5, with accompanying lesson plans for language arts (LA), social studies (SS), music (MU), and math (MA) teachers. Jazz Webquest by Vasalaki Thomas, Sylvester, GA. A WebQuest About Jazz Music for Elementary School Students, 4th-5th grade, by Julia Downer Eastin. From Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District, Erlanger, KY. Stephen Foster - Teacher's Guide: Suggestions for Active Learning, from PBS. American Experience: Stephen Foster - Main page. History in Film. In depth description and analysis of major films. Arranged by categories: 16th to 18th century, the American Civil War, 1910s to 1930s, World War II, Vietnam War, and other films including Godfather, My Fair Lady, The King and I, and more. The Polar Express Book and Movie WebQuest by Dr. Pam Petty and Block 1 Students, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY. EdGate: Gateway to the Summer Games. Cross-curricular Olympic-themed lesson plans.
769.56 Stamp collecting, (Philately), (Postage stamps - Collectors and collecting)
789.14 Foster, Stephen Collin, 1826-1864
791.43 Motion pictures
796.48 Olympic games, (Olympics)
Classical Music Webquests Links.
Country Music WebQuest. WebQuest on Patriotic Themes in Country Music by Pam Petty, for Grades 5-8. This WebQuest provides opportunities to explore some Country Music songs that reflect symbols of freedom found in the United States of America. WebQuest was noted as one of the "Top Ten" best sites on the Internet for the study of American symbols of Freedom.
First Lady Lesson Plan: Ragtime: The First “American” Music? Objectives: Students ... will learn something about ragtime music, its history, and the ways in which it has contributed to others forms of American popular music. Elementary school level.
Mozart and Salieri: Professional Jealousy or Murder? Webquest: Did Antonio Salieri poison Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?
Cajun Folk Music. Through this WebQuest, students will learn about folk music, the culture of the Cajun people, and Cajun music.
Music General Resources from New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV). Lesson Plans, Games / Interactives, Video.
Tejano Music. WebQuest by Barbara McGregor, Nashua-Plainfield High School Nashua, IA.
A Web Based Introduction to Basic Music Theory and Music Composition by Chad Sowers, Nashua-Plainfield High School, Nashua, IA.
Black History Stamps. Lesson plan for Grades 7 & 8, Social Studies. Students learn about lives and contributions of many black Americans honored on U.S. commemorative postage stamps. Lesson emphasizes finding, organizing, synthesizing and communicating information.
Curriculum Guides for Educators. Resources from National Postal Museum, include: We Were There: Letters From the Battle Front Grades 7 - 12. Activity book and resource guide that uses historic letters, envelopes and commemorative stamps from American wars to engage students in historic analysis.
Design a Postage Stamp for Black History Month by Marilyn J. Brackney for History, all levels.
Native Americans Webquest by Cindy Proctor. "You have been commissioned by the United States Postal Service to develop a series of postage stamps for the coming year to commemorate Native Americans. These stamps will be used all over the United States and even put into stamp collections." Grade 4 Social Studies. Webquest idea may be adapted for higher grades and for different topics.
The History of Jazz. In this webquest, we will pay close attention at developing a timeline to better understand when jazz was created and learn about important events and famous artists that played a major role throughout jazz's history. See also: Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (Good Morning Vietnam Soundtrack). YouTube video, 2:31 min.
JazzKids: Lesson Plans from PBS. Online activities are designed for students in grades K-5, with accompanying lesson plans for language arts (LA), social studies (SS), music (MU), and math (MA) teachers.
Jazz Webquest by Vasalaki Thomas, Sylvester, GA.
A WebQuest About Jazz Music for Elementary School Students, 4th-5th grade, by Julia Downer Eastin. From Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District, Erlanger, KY.
Stephen Foster - Teacher's Guide: Suggestions for Active Learning, from PBS. American Experience: Stephen Foster - Main page.
History in Film. In depth description and analysis of major films. Arranged by categories: 16th to 18th century, the American Civil War, 1910s to 1930s, World War II, Vietnam War, and other films including Godfather, My Fair Lady, The King and I, and more.
The Polar Express Book and Movie WebQuest by Dr. Pam Petty and Block 1 Students, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.
EdGate: Gateway to the Summer Games. Cross-curricular Olympic-themed lesson plans.
Grades 9-12 English/Language Arts WebQuests. Examples of Webquests include:
● A Dickens of a Quest (Determine Dickens' intent in writing A Tale of Two Cities).
● A Pilgrim's Tale (A creative design product which introduces students to Medieval theatre).
● A Separate Peace (Assemble a time capsule to capture New England in the 1940s).
● A Wind in the Door (Just how close is fact to fiction? Compare and contrast what you read in this sci-fi fantasy to the facts you learn in your biology class).
● Censorship and Fahrenheit 451 (Explore contemporary and past censorship issues starting with Fahrenheit 451).
● Diary of Anne Frank (Travel into the past and report on Ann Frank's world).
● Edgar Allan Poe: Father of Horror (Take a creative look at Poe's troubled life and how it shaped his stories of horror).
● eGallery of Tragic Heroes in Literature and Life (Identify five tragic heroes, provide graphic representations of each hero, write a summary that places each tragic hero in context, and write a justification and analysis explaining why each choice is a true tragic hero).
● Evil in Literature (Directs students to realize imagery that Shakespeare uses to portray Macbeth as an evil chararacter).
● Extra! Extra! Read All About It! The Great Gatsby (Research the time period of the 1920s as well as critically analyze the novel of The Great Gatsby. The work is compiled in a period magazine).
● F. Scott Fitzgerald and the 1920s (Research and present a plan for a 1920s party including music, food and guest list.)
● Farenheit 451 (Accomplish three tasks that relate themes from the book to historical events).
● Good and Evil in Beowulf (Students realize what happens when the Yin-Yang collides with Beowulf and Grendel to produce good and evil).
● Good and Evil in Lord of the Flies (Students take the seat of a clinical psychologist as they examine depravity in Lord of the Flies).
● Great Expectations for a Creative Textbook (Design a textbook - an anthology of British literature. Learn about textbook selection as well).
● Heart of Darkness (This web quest introduces high school students to five schools of literary criticism, and asks them to apply what they have learned to select passages from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Students should use this web quest after reading and studying Heart of Darkness is a classroom environment).
● Jack London: Adventurer, Writer, and Thinker (A WebQuest for 11th Grade American Literature critiquing the works of Jack London).
● Lord of the Flies (Design a survival strategy and bill of rights).
● Nineteenth Century American Women Writers: Discovering the Lost pages of Our "Scribbling Women" (Invites students to explore the works of 19th century American women writers whose works are commonly neglected in state adopted literature anthologies).
● Odyssey Quest (Students explore Homer's Odyssey and assume the persona of one of the characters. After researching their character, students design a slideshow recounting their experience with Odysseus from the character's point of view).
● Rewriting Romeo and Juliet (Rewrite a scene from Romeo and Juliet and create a Theatrical Porfolio).
● Rewriting Wuthering Heights (Rewrite Wuthering Heights in a new time period).
● Studying the Background of Arthur Miller's The Crucible (Study various persecutions of people groups throughout history and develop a solution to prevent such persecutions for happening in the future).
● The Awakening (As you read about Edna Pontellier, decide for yourself whether she was courageous or mentally disturbed; an inspiration or a threat to society).
● The Crucible: Timeless Persecutions (Research persecutions in history and then write a play on the subject).
● The Great Gatsby WebQuest (Students deepen their understanding of the novel "The Great Gatsby" through an examination of an aspect of cultural history of the 1920s).
● The Outsiders (A young boy is found dead in a local park, a victim of a stab wound. No further information is known. Your job is to investigate this mystery).
● The Salem Sentinel (Students, prior to the study of The Crucible, use this to learn about Salem pre-witch trials).
● The Salem Witch Trials: Rewrite History (Become the jury and the accused and decide how the trials should have turned out).
● To Kill a Mockingbird: Extra! (Produce a newspaper article on life in the South in the 1930s).
● To Kill a Mockingbird: Growing up in the 1930s (Write letters to the present from the time of the novel).
● What's the Worth of a Person? (Explores India's caste system, equality, and gender roles with Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird as background).
● Will the Real William Shakespeare Please Stand Up? (Assume the role of a juror and compile evidence to solve the Shakespearean authorship question).
● Witchcraft or Witchhunt? (Compare the McCarthy era with the Salem witch trials by writing parallel diaries).
In the Poet's Shoes by Beth O'Connor. You are about to "step into the poet's shoes." But, like Cinderella's glass slipper, only one shoe is right for you. To find the right fit, you will be trying on many different shoes--exploring a variety of poets and their poems to find a poet whose writing has special meaning for you. Once you have found your match, you will select a poem, slip into the poet's shoes, and perform your poem for the class.
Literature-based WebQuests from Literature Learning Ladders. This inquiry-based approach to learning involves students in tasks that make good use of Internet-based resources. Include: Grades K-2 Literature-based WebQuests, Grades 4-6 Literature-based WebQuests, Middle School/Junior High Literature-based WebQuests, and High School/Senior High Literature-based WebQuests.
Poetry Webquest by Laura Etie. This webquest is designed to help familiarize you with poetry. Your goal is to work cooperatively with your group in order to complete each task. After completing each task, you will have successfully accomplished your mission. Grade Level: 6-8. Curriculum: English / Language Arts.
WebQuests Based on Literature. Include: F. Scott Fitzgerald and the 1920s, The Real Johnny Tremain, The Salem Sentinel, Rewriting Romeo and Juliet, Rewriting Wuthering Heights, Evil in Literature, Heart of Darkness, Edgar Allan Poe: Father of Horror, Great Expectations for a Creative Textbook, Farenheit 451, Studying the Background of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, and more.
Young Adult Literature WebQuests from Arizona State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Edgar Allan Poe from Shmoop.com. What Edgar Allan Poe did ... and why you should care. Biography, Childhood, West Point, Writer, Death.
#2655. Edgar Allan Poe Webquest for Grades 8-12. Literature, level: Senior, by Melanie McIntyre, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
All About Poe - Teachers’ Instructions - Student Activity Plan for Grades 6 -9, Student Directions from Thinkport's Student Activity Center. Knowing Poe - Main page.
Edgar Allan Poe Collection - Enoch Pratt Free Library. Digital Collections of Edgar Allan Poe. See portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, wooden fragment from the coffin of Edgar Allan Poe, letters from Edgar Allan Poe to Maria Clemm and others, lock of hair of Virginia Clemm Poe, wife of Edgar Allan Poe, and more.
Edgar Allan Poe: Lesson plans, biography, and teaching resources from Web English Teacher.
Edgar Allan Poe Lesson Plans: Edgar Allan Poe Webquest Questions. Article by Trent Lorcher, edited and published by Sallyfd.
Edgar Allan Poe Webquest by José A, Méndez Crespo.
Folger Shakespeare Library - Resources for K-12 Teachers. Teaching Shakespeare Lesson Plans, Primary Sources, Study Guides, and more.
Hamlet on the Ramparts, joint venture of Folger Shakespeare Library and the MIT Shakespeare Project. Multimedia exploration of Hamlet, complete with film, primary source materials, lesson plans, and tutorials.
In Search of Shakespeare - Lesson Plans designed to enrich classroom study of Shakespeare's plays and Elizabethan England, from PBS. Activities created by a team of educators for use in elementary or secondary school classroom settings.
Shakespeare WebQuest by Tracy Lux. "Use this WebQuest as a way to gain precious background knowledge before tackling one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, Romeo & Juliet." Mrs. Lux provides many excellent links. All About Shakespeare: Short Bio, FAQ, Timeline. The Elizabethan Theater: Globe Theater, Owners of the Globe Theater. The Plays & Sonnets of Shakespeare. All About Elizabethan Love & Marriage: Betrothal and Wedding, More Wedding Customs, Love and Marriage. All About Elizabethan Language: Ms. Hogue's Chart, Life in Elizabethan England, Proper Britannian. The Elizabethan Household: Services & Occupations. Shakespearean Insults: Insult Kit, Random Insult.
An Ancient Civilizations Webquest for Grade 7 Students by J. Finning, R. Heta and K.Turner. The Task: You will investigate what life was like for people in this time and environment and present a case for living in either China, India or Mesopotamia as a Powerpoint / Oral presentation to the rest of the class. The class community will then vote on which Civilization they will adopt as a model.
Kidipede - History for Kids - Europe, Asia, and Africa before 1500 AD. Teacher's Guides for History for Kids.
The Middle Ages: Storytelling Webquest for elementary and middle students. Learn about the people of the Middle Ages, Castles, and Knights by studying their Tales and Legends.
SCORE History / Social Science. School of California Online Resources for Education, K-12.
The Birth of the Early Middle Ages. WebQuest Middle Ages. See other Webquests from Milton Town School District, VT.a
Medieval Dream - A WebQuest for Grade 7. Created by Carol Thiessen and Ruth Zuk, Saskatoon Public Schools, Online Learning Centre.
Medieval Europe Webquest by David Osman, of MrOsman.com. This webquest will give you a look into some of the major events and people of Medieval Europe. "In 500 AD, western civilization began to emerge from the period known as 'The Dark Ages' . . . Medieval Europe was a dark, fascinating and dangerous place . . . The people were subject to harsh rulers, nasty diseases, poor health, long days, bad food, and other sources of life long misery. For the next hundred years, the newly emerging Christian Church would soon govern Europe, administering justice, initiating the Crusades against the East, creating Universities, and for the most part dictating the destiny of music, art and literature."
A Medieval I Spy - Medieval Mystery WebQuest. WebQuest Developed by Jason Fuller, Andrew Gorowski and Dean Vendramin. Includes teacher material.
Medieval Times Reality Adventure. Webquest by Joan Weathers, 6th Grade Teacher, North Daviess Elementary School, Elnora, IN. "Wouldn't it be terrific to travel back in time to explore a castle and see knights in shining armor and beautiful princesses? But what was it 'really' like to live in Medieval Times? Perhaps you would like to see all this through the eyes of a serf, a knight, a princess, or maybe even a monk. In your quest you will discover the world of the feudal system and explore Medieval castles."
Medieval WebQuest by Mark Bates, Grade 5 Teacher, Island View School, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Ancient Egypt Webquest from iwebquest.com for elementary and middle students. Learn about Ancient Egyptian daily life, Egyptian mummies, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, King Tut (Tutankhamen), Egyptian games, and Archeology.
Roman Empire: In the First Century for Educators from Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Lesson plans for students to learn about the daily life of ancient Romans and to gain a better understanding of the significant achievements and contributions made by the Romans.
All Quiet on the Western Front: World War One Web Quest for Mrs. Adams' Sophomore Class, in Preparation of Studying Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. It was supposed to be "The War to End All Wars."
The War to End All Wars. World War I WebQuest by Barry Sovel. Use primary sources to explore the experience of different participants' roles in World War I and what it may have been like to have been in 'their shoes'.
WebQuest for Information on WWI by D Reiter, Longwood Central School District, NY.
World War I: Weaponry, Tactics, and Propaganda. World War I Webquest from Blissfield Community Schools, Lenawee County, MI.
BBC - Children of World War 2 (1939-1945). Find out what life was like for children in the Second World War. Includes a section for Teachers and Parents covering Curriculum Relevance, Lesson Plans, Printable Worksheets, and Online Activities.
What I Did During the War: From Grandpa's or Grandma's Scrapbook: A World War II WebQuest by Joyce Valenza, Len Arlen, and Chris Shelly.
World War II. A 42eXplore project.
World War II: In Defense of Freedom. A WebQuest for 11th Grade US History & Language Arts, by Carolyn O. Burleson.
Discover Japan Webquest. Discover about the geography, customs, history, government, industries and language of Japan. Webquest by Chris Giffen and Andrea Marchuk.
Exploring Japan. WebQuest created by: Michele Deverman, Heather Gorenstein, Rachel Haggar, Suzanne Lawrence, and Terry Maguire.
Travel Japan. A WebQuest for Grade 6 students. Create a brochure to advertise the latest vacation package to Japan.
The Trail of Tears and the Forced Relocation of the Cherokee Nation. Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans from National Park Service, Washington, DC. *Special note to teachers: This lesson uses the terms commonly used during the 1830s to refer to men and women of English and European origin and to members of native tribes as "whites" and "Indians." This lesson could be a part of a history unit on American Indians, Jacksonian America, Manifest Destiny, or westward expansion, a social studies unit on cultural diversity, or a geography unit on demography. Time period: 1820s and 1830s. Includes: Relevant United States History Standards for Grades 5-12.
Canadian Wartime Experience from Archives & Special Collections of University of Manitoba. Grades 4 & 6 materials cover life and times of Louis Riel and the Red River Resistance. Grade 9 material covers Peacekeeping, Human Rights, and Canada's Role in World Conflicts. Grade 11 material covers Canadian involvement in World War I and World War II, including soldiers' personal accounts.
Statistics Canada - Teachers Learning Resources. Teaching Tools include Lesson Plans sorted by level and subject.
Virtual Museum of Canada Teachers Centre. Teaching Resources include: Lesson plans, online educational games for kids, and fun learning activities.
El premio gordo - Mexico WebQuest by Nancy Havera, Lewistown High School, Lewistown, IL. Spanish students have won the Mexican lottery and are embarking on a travel adventure.
Exploring Mexico City WebQuest from BreBru.com.
Mexican Culture Web Quest. A quest where you compare your culture to the culture of Mexico. by Jennifer Stemple, Second Grade Teacher, Kenmore Elementary School, Cecil County, MD.
Mexico WebQuest: El premio gordo. Spanish students have won the Mexican lottery and are embarking on a travel adventure by Nancy Havera, Lewistown High School, Lewistown, Illinois.
Moving to Mexico WebQuest from John Kennedy Elementary School, Batavia, NY. Task: Find out all about Mexico - climate, geography, transportation, recreation, economy, politics, culture - then try to convince your parents “to move or not to move” based on your findings by writing a persuasive letter.
Abraham Lincoln on Slavery and Race - Lesson Plan 1 for High School by Roberta McCutcheon, from History Now, American History Online. Numerous web links are provided along with related classroom activities. Also:
● Lincoln's Reconstruction Plan - Lesson Plan 2 for High School by Rosanne Lichatin.
● The Emancipation Proclamation through Different Eyes - Lesson Plan 3 for Middle School by Gregory Segovia.
● Past Issues: Archived lesson plans.
American History. Webquests.
American Revolution or Revolutionary War. Links to WebQuests under section: Complete a Revolutionary War WebQuest.
The Boston Tea Party: Costume Optional? Gr. 6-8 lesson plan from EDSITEment. Find out what really happened at the Boston Tea Party and other famous tea parties held to protest British taxes. See also Revolutionary Tea Parties and the Reasons for Revolution.
The Civil War through a Child's Eye. Lesson Plans from the Library of Congress.
Ken Kantor's Links to History Webquests including United States History.
The Learning Page: Teacher Resources - Lesson Plans Index by Themes, Topics, Disciplines or Eras from the Library of Congress. Lesson Plans by Title.
Life in the 1930s: The Great Depression. An Internet WebQuest on The Great Depression by Paige G. Elliott, Fuquay-Varina High School, Fuquay-Varina, NC. "It is my [Webquest creator's] hope that you will consider others' perceptions in addition to your own. After all, 'perception is reality.'"
Symbols of the United States Webquest by Nicole Fritts, Computer/Math Teacher, Harrisburg Middle School, Harrisburg, MO. During this webquest you will travel to different sites to learn about some of the most famous American symbols. You will travel through America and discover many interesting facts about these symbols.
We Didn't Start the Fire. Webquest by Felisha Mckenzie. Students will research the lyrics of Billy Joel's song, "We Didn't Start the Fire," then research world-wide events that have made history since the song was published in 1989. They will use that research to write additional lyrics for the song and bring the song up to date. Grade Level: 9-12. Curriculum: English / Language Arts. Current events, research, Language Arts, History .
Born on a Mountaintop? Davy Crockett, Tall Tales, and History. Lesson plan for Gr. 3-5. Subject Areas: Art and Culture - Folklore, History and Social Studies - U.S. History - The West, Literature and Language Arts - American, Biography.
American Aloha Lesson Plan: Perpetuating Indigenous Cultural Traditions in Diaspora. Grades 10-12. Subjects covered: History, Social Studies, Language Arts, Multicultural Music and Dance Appreciation.