Social Studies Web Quests

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  • A Trip to Colonial America - As your quest begins throughout Colonial America, you will journey through the times of great unrest molding how America began.
  • Aboriginal Legends - Myths and legends exist in every culture. There are Greek legends, Egyptian legends, Roman legends, Japanese legends, and Aboriginal legends.
  • Aesop's Journey - You are traveling to Ancient Greece to investigate how Aesop began his career of writing fables.
  1. All Quiet on the Western Front Historical Contexts - It is imperative for everyone to understand the historical contexts of All Quiet on the Western Front (AQ). AQ is set during World War I (WWI); however, many students confuse the history of WWI with WWII.
  2. Art History - You will select three pieces of art, research the time period in which it was created, and think about what caused the artist to create the works of art.
  3. Advertising Art - You are to persuade the consumers to buy your product by instituting a unique form of art within your advertisement.
  4. Ancient Pantomimes - The problems and issues we deal with today may not be the same, but we can still use the power of non-verbal communication to share and solve them. Prepare to gather the tribe around the campfire and tell a story through narrative pantomime.
  5. Asian Webquest - For this next lesson, you will be learning about what life was like in Asia from about the 600's through the 1300's.
  6. A Trip To Remember - Your task is to use the Internet to find out more information about the country you are visiting.
  7. Branches of Government - This lesson will help students understand each branch of government and teach them what each branch does.
  8. Brazil's Carnival - In this webquest we will go on an adventure to Brazil for the annual celebration of Carnival. We will learn about the different ways the holiday is celebrated through song, dance and food.
  9. Causes of the Revolution - Create a story board of the causes of the revolution based on research done in class.
  10. Charting the Course - A World War II web quest.
  11. Christopher Columbus - Who is Christopher Columbus? Why did he want to explore new lands?
  12. Civil War - You are a journalist sent out into the Confederate and Union states to find out about certain aspects of the Civil War.
  13. Community Helpers - How many people can you think of that have jobs to help others?
  14. Cultural Etiquette - We are going to explore these different social etiquette through a web quest designed to give us information about different countries social culture.
  15. Culture Party - Thinking about foods from around the world, you will be assigned one country and research what those people eat, the music they listen to, what they wear, and so on. This will help build a picture of that culture.
  16. Current Event Time Machine - You and your group will make connections between events happening today and what events from the past that led to them.
  17. Dance - Today you will be learning of composition.
  18. Discovering the Incas - Your team is comprised of several experts (mathematician, historian, anthropologist, and archeologist). As you explore, you find an established and sophisticated civilization.
  19. E-Parenting - Using the curriculum and research articles, determine the best-practice for engaging parents in empathetic parenting and increasing positive attachment for social emotional development.
  20. Early Civilizations - Journey through time while exploring the rise and fall of Mesoamerican cultures over 3,000 years.
  21. Education in Athens - Your task is to investigate the education system in order to create a promotional brochure for a new Athenian school.
  22. Effigy Mounds - The people who made the mounds are called Mound Builders. Native Americans in Wisconsin built more mounds than anywhere else - between 15,000 and 20,000!
  23. Ephemeral Wetlands - You and your team are in charge of constructing an ephemeral wetland for your community. It is your duty to make sure that the communities wetlands are making a comeback.
  24. Ethnicity in America - How many major ethnic groups can you find in America as presented in the United States Census in 2000? Also research to find 4-5 accomplishments each of these ethnic groups contributed to America?
  25. Explore Alabama - What are the advantages and disadvantages of the location of a particular geographic land region?
  26. Exploring China - What are the customs in China and how do they compare to the customs in the United States of America?
  27. Facts about Wyoming - Your job is to use the links provided to explore the different symbols that represent Wyoming and learn how they were chosen. What symbols represent Wyoming? Why were they selected?
  28. Get Into Government - Your web quest will culminate with a �Town Hall Meeting� where each of you will play the role of the perfect candidate running for a specific government office. In a speech to the class, you will demonstrate how that government official�s powers and responsibilities can directly impact our lives by developing a platform and attempting to convince us to vote for you in the next election.
  29. Government Branches - It will be your task to do research on each of the branches and choose a job based on your research you would like to apply for.
  30. Great Depression - As a group, you will examine photos, film footage, read articles and look at documents to find out 1. what caused the depression, 2. what problems the depression caused for people, and 3. how the people and the government responded to the challenges of the Depression and 4.
  31. Heroes of United Flight 93 - Explain why the passengers of Flight 93 decided to fight back and the passengers on the other attack planes chose not to fight back.
  32. Holidays Across the Globe - For this Webquest you will be on a mission to find 5 different holidays in countries outside the United States.
  33. Humanist Salon - Why does most of the world's population think it's okay to eat a cow or a chicken for lunch, but not another human being?
  34. In Search of Poe - In what ways did Poe's life experiences affect his writing? In your quest, you will discover some things about Poe's childhood, his (short) adult life, and some of the kinds of stories and poems he wrote.
  35. Influential World Leaders - The task is to research four leaders of world history in order to determine which leader, in your opinion, was most important in shaping the history of this world.
  36. Internet Safety - The Internet opens the door to many options. There is a lot of information that is now only a click away to the user. However, not all information can be trusted to be accurate. There are things to look for to determine if the site is authentic and credible.
  37. Invest in Your Future - In this unit you will complete a presentation to the class convincing them to invest in your chosen stock.
  38. Japanese Arts Festival - You will be assembled into cooperative groups. You will investigate the art form using resources found in this WebQuest. As you investigate, you will complete an Information Sheet that you will use to develop your presentation.
  39. Latin America - Congratulations! You have been selected by Information Earth, Inc., a company that produces post cards designed to provide information about the geography of the earth.
  40. Legislative Process - We will be focusing on the introduction of legislation in the House and Senate. What is the process?
  41. Mexico - What are 3 sports that Mexican people love to play and/or honor more than the American people do?
  42. Life in Mesopotamia - The ancient land of Mesopotamia has been called the cradle of Western Civilization. Mesopotamians invented many ingenious tools, including the wheel, the plow and the calendar. They even developed a system of writing.
  43. Local and State Government - What do you know about the state in which you live or other states around you? This assignment will serve as a starter to help you know what is really going on with the processes of local, and state government.
  44. Long Live Revolution - What is the historical and cultural CONTEXT for In the Time of the Butterflies?
  45. My Life, My Money - Hands on Banking is an easy and enjoyable way to learn the essentials of financial education: the basics of bank services, the importance of saving, smart money management, using credit responsibly, investing, wealth building, and more.
  46. Native American Tribes - You are Anthropologists traveling Montana researching the Assiniboine and Sioux Indians. You will create a presentation detailing the attributes of the these Indians.
  47. Native Americans in Ohio - Your task is to research information about one of these tribes. You will then create a brochure giving the information that you find.
  48. New Years Webquest - It's party time! Our class will have a New Year's celebration to learn about the cultural and religious differences and similarities between ourselves and other diverse cultures.
  49. Normal Rockwell - Students will write a one page paper on the artist including the analysis of the paintings of the artists. They must include a copy of one of the paintings as well.
  50. My Community - Community is the places, people, and activities in a location. You will learn about hour own community in this project.
  51. Personal Budget - Essentially, you will be required to set up a monthly budget. You will be required to write your budget on a provided worksheet, and get your information off the Internet.
  52. Personal Budgeting - Today, you will be put with a partner (i.e. spouse) or will work alone. Then you will discover the occupation that best fits your personal strengths and interests.
  53. Precolumbian Cultures - You are interested in the ancient cultures of Latin America prior to the conquest of Spain. You will travel to different countries and pick one ancient culture to focus on. Later, you will share the information to your class.
  54. President Search - It's your turn to find out what's so special about our presidents.
  55. Religions of the Middle East - What are the basic beliefs of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity?
  56. Remembrance Day - Using Google you are to research Remembrance Day during your ICT lessons in order to produce an assignment using Word.
  57. Renaissance - Working in groups of three, you will create an eight slide PowerPoint presentation. The research for this assignment will be strictly web based.
  58. Revolution Newspapers - You are about to embark upon a journey through time. You will be traveling back in time to the 1770s. The new nation is at war with England.
  59. Separate but Equal - Plessy Vs Ferguson was a landmark United States Supreme Court decision in the jurisprudence of the United States, upholding the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in private businesses (particularly railroads), under the doctrine of "separate but equal".
  60. Seven Wonders - What are the Seven Wonders of your World?
  61. Social Communications - Social communication includes everything from face-to-face meetings to Web conferences and Facebook. Has the relaxed atmosphere impacted the way businesses communicate?
  62. Social Security - Have you ever wondered what that silly thing called Social Security is? Maybe an adult told you that you may not have it when your older or it will look very different.
  63. Stalin's Five Year Plans - How Successful were Stalin's Five Year Plans?
  64. State Brochure - You are businessmen and businesswomen! You advertising for one of the 50 states.
  65. State Project - Imagine you want your parents to take you to visit a state of your choice. What information would you tell your parents about the state in order to convince them to take a trip to that state?
  66. Structure of Government - The purpose of this lesson is to learn the different branches of government, and what each branch does.
  67. Teach-In 1960s Culture - We are going to investigate different aspects of the this era and explain why it was such a time of change and rebellion.
  68. Thanksgiving - What were some of the differences from the 1st Thanksgiving to today?
  69. The 1950s - Your task is to set up a drive-in theater. Select the movies you will show, the music you will play before it starts, products you will have at your concession stand and the cars that will be parked in front of the screen.
  70. The American Dream - Your job is to find out as much information as you can about the 1950's and report back to your generation before time is lost and the decade of the 1950's has been forgotten.
  71. The American Revolution - Imagine that you and your team have traveled back in time to the era of the American Revolution.
  72. The Civil Rights Movement - Imagine you are a students who have traveled back in time to the era of the Civil Rights Movement. Give an account of what it is like to live during this time.
  73. The Dust Bowl - Have you ever heard of the "Dust Bowl" or a "Black Blizzard"? You will take a journey into Oklahoma history.
  74. The History of Mardi Gras - Create a timeline of how Madri Gras came to be the celebration it is today.
  75. The Roaring 20s - Each group is going to create a publication comprised of all of the writings that have been completed. The publication can be organized in any fashion.
  76. The Teenager's Experience - Students will describe the social, political, and cultural issues facing the average American teenager during the Vietnam Conflict.
  77. Thirteen Colonies - You are a teenage English citizen living outside London in the 1620's. Your local area has become very crowded. One day at school, you overhear some adults talking about new possibilities and new beginnings in the recently established thirteen colonies.
  78. Tobacco - The students will research tobacco products and come up with a spread sheet of how much an average adult would spend if he used 1 tobacco product a day
  79. Trip Around the World - Did you ever want to go someplace far away? Well, get ready because our class is going to take a "Trip Around the World." Each of you (working in partners) will be traveling very soon, actually within the next two weeks.
  80. US in Korea - Individually you will conduct a search of the Internet to determine the major actions, ideas, and politics surrounding the eventual arrival of the American military in Southeast Asia and what the outcome of the Korea War meant to the future of the United States and its strength as a world power.
  81. Vietnam - The publisher of Angel Child, Dragon Child needs your help. Many teachers have been asking for posters about Vietnam to help their students learn about this country.
  82. Tribal Music - How was ancient music used? Each student will pick a region to research; we'll learn about music from around the world.
  83. William vs. Bloom - What are the similarities and differences between Bloom's and William's Taxonomy?
  84. Word Processors - The first application you were taught in high school computing is word-processing. And once again in this CSEC course we will revisit word-processing.
  85. World Powers - You will be creating a chart of the major religions. Since religion is a basis of human culture, you will need material for basic information about Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
  86. World Religions - This site is intended to be a home base for all of our Geography activities. Think of the site as your electronic field assignment notebook.
  87. Your State - You will each be creating a map of your own state. It will be your responsibility to decide on its name and to decide which landforms and bodies of water you want the state to have.