Social Studies Web Quests
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Trip to Colonial America - As your quest begins throughout Colonial
America, you will journey through the times of great unrest molding
how America began.
Legends - Myths and legends exist in every culture. There are
Greek legends, Egyptian legends, Roman legends, Japanese legends,
and Aboriginal legends.
Journey - You are traveling to Ancient Greece to investigate
how Aesop began his career of writing fables.
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.
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.
Art - You are to persuade the consumers to buy your product by instituting
a unique form of art within your advertisement.
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.
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.
Trip To Remember - Your task is to use the Internet to find out more
information about the country you are visiting.
of Government - This lesson will help students understand each branch
of government and teach them what each branch does.
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.
of the Revolution - Create a story board of the causes of the revolution
based on research done in class.
the Course - A World War II web quest.
Columbus - Who is Christopher Columbus? Why did he want to explore
War - You are a journalist sent out into the Confederate and Union
states to find out about certain aspects of the Civil War.
Helpers - How many people can you think of that have jobs to help
Etiquette - We are going to explore these different social etiquette
through a web quest designed to give us information about different countries
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
Event Time Machine - You and your group will make connections between
events happening today and what events from the past that led to them.
- Today you will be learning of composition.
the Incas - Your team is comprised of several experts (mathematician,
historian, anthropologist, and archeologist). As you explore, you find
an established and sophisticated civilization.
- Using the curriculum and research articles, determine the best-practice
for engaging parents in empathetic parenting and increasing positive attachment
for social emotional development.
Civilizations - Journey through time while exploring the rise and
fall of Mesoamerican cultures over 3,000 years.
in Athens - Your task is to investigate the education system in order
to create a promotional brochure for a new Athenian school.
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!
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.
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?
Alabama - What are the advantages and disadvantages of the location
of a particular geographic land region?
China - What are the customs in China and how do they compare to the
customs in the United States of America?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Across the Globe - For this Webquest you will be on a mission to find
5 different holidays in countries outside the United States.
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?
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
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.
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.
in Your Future - In this unit you will complete a presentation to
the class convincing them to invest in your chosen stock.
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.
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.
Process - We will be focusing on the introduction of legislation in
the House and Senate. What is the process?
- What are 3 sports that Mexican people love to play and/or honor more
than the American people do?
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.
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.
Live Revolution - What is the historical and cultural CONTEXT for
In the Time of the Butterflies?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Community - Community is the places, people, and activities
in a location. You will learn about hour own community in this project.
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.
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.
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.
Search - It's your turn to find out what's so special about our presidents.
of the Middle East - What are the basic beliefs of Islam, Judaism,
Day - Using Google you are to research Remembrance Day during your
ICT lessons in order to produce an assignment using Word.
- Working in groups of three, you will create an eight slide PowerPoint
presentation. The research for this assignment will be strictly web based.
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.
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
Wonders - What are the Seven Wonders of your World?
Communications - Social communication includes everything from face-to-face
meetings to Web conferences and Facebook. Has the relaxed atmosphere impacted
the way businesses communicate?
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.
Five Year Plans - How Successful were Stalin's Five Year Plans?
Brochure - You are businessmen and businesswomen! You advertising
for one of the 50 states.
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?
of Government - The purpose of this lesson is to learn the different
branches of government, and what each branch does.
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.
- What were some of the differences from the 1st Thanksgiving to today?
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.
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.
American Revolution - Imagine that you and your team have traveled
back in time to the era of the American Revolution.
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.
Dust Bowl - Have you ever heard of the "Dust Bowl" or a "Black Blizzard"?
You will take a journey into Oklahoma history.
History of Mardi Gras - Create a timeline of how Madri Gras came to
be the celebration it is today.
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.
Teenager's Experience - Students will describe the social, political,
and cultural issues facing the average American teenager during the Vietnam
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.
- 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
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.
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.
- 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.
Music - How was ancient music used? Each student will pick a region
to research; we'll learn about music from around the world.
vs. Bloom - What are the similarities and differences between Bloom's
and William's Taxonomy?
Processors - The first application you were taught in high school
computing is word-processing. And once again in this CSEC course we will
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.
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
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.