Content and Substance: The content in this Webquest project engages students in a journey of self-discovery. During their quest, students are working with family members and using the Internet to research family and cultural history. Students are thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Organization of Knowledge: The content of this Webquest is organized to allow
students to navigate through each level using information gathered from both family and Internet research. Students are provided engaging activities that are important for them.
Product Focus: Students will produce a quilt-covered book that will contain their final research projects. The final product will be presented to the rest of the class.
Clear and Compelling Product Standards: Students navigate through the tasks by choosing an assignment on the task page. Each task is marked as a separate navigation button leading to clear instructions for completion of the task.
Protection of Adverse Consequences for Initial Failures: Students are paired with one higher and one lower for extra support if needed. The tasks and responsibilities are differentiated to insure a high degree of success.
Affirmation of Performance: Each student will have the opportunity to present their work to the rest of the class and the option to present to other classes, principal, parents, etc.
Affiliation: In this Webquest project, students will be working in pairs or small groups to allow students to share knowledge of technology and arts and crafts.
Novelty and Variety: In this Webquest, students will be engaged in technologies and projects that will expose them to new and different ways of processing information. The task and work will also allow them to produce a unique and personal product.
Choice: Students will be allowed to choose the final products to include in their quilt-covered book.
Authenticity: Students are engaged in designing a personal history through family research and Internet research. They also look forward to presenting their history to an audience.