Notes for Teachers
This WebQuest is a celebration of cultures. We will not only celebrate our diversity, but our commonality as well. It is designed for high school level studies in humanities. the unit calls upon student to collaborate on a research of cultures, and produce a poster illustrating cultural commonality amidst diversity. You may select various other cultures for research that reflect the population of your school.
National Education Technology Standards for Students
California Content Standards:
Language Arts: Research and Technology
- 1.3 Use clear research questions and suitable research methods (e.g., library, electronic media, personal interview) to elicit and present evidence from primary and secondary sources.
- 1.4 Develop the main ideas within the body of the composition through supporting evidence (e.g., scenarios, commonly held beliefs, hypotheses, definitions).
- 1.5 Synthesize information from multiple sources and identify complexities and discrepancies in the information and the different perspectives found in each medium (e.g., almanacs, microfiche, news sources, in-depth field studies, speeches, journals, technical documents).
- 1.6 Integrate quotations and citations into a written text while maintaining the flow of ideas.
- 1.7 Use appropriate conventions for documentation in the text, notes, and bibliographies by adhering to those in style manuals (e.g., Modern Language Association Handbook, The Chicago Manual of Style).
- 1.8 Design and publish documents by using advanced publishing software and graphic programs.
- 1.6 Develop presentations by using clear research questions and creative and critical research strategies (e.g., field studies, oral histories, interviews, experiments, electronic sources).
- 1.7 Use systematic strategies to organize and record information
- 1.8 Integrate databases, graphics, and spreadsheets into word-processed documents.
To implement this lesson you need the following:
- Computers with Internet access
- Desktop publishing program such as MS Publisher
- Word Processor
- Scoring Guide for assessing the final project
Resource links are provided to use as you guide your students through the process to complete this WebQuest