Know your Neighborhood
Teacher Page
A WebQuest for 2nd Grade 
Designed by

Mandy Rose
Amanda Sparacino
Melissa Hulett
Liz Link

 Introduction | Learners | Standards | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Student Page


   This webquest was created in our class of Literacy and Technology at Appalachian State University. We as students getting ready to teach are introduced to the progressive learning that Webquests provide. Technology is a useful tool and creating a Webquest will help in our future classrooms.

   In this Webquest the lesson is in conjunction with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Social Studies Curriculum. We have taken this broad area of Curriculum to explore weather, economics, nutrition, and math that could take place in a neighborhood. 

This lesson is geared for second grade but two of the challenges, the mall challenge and the grocery store challenge, are suitable for kindergarten and first grade students (with some assistance).

This lesson involves math, health education, economics and science.

Students are invited to this Webquest with prior knowledge of using a thermometer, knowing wind direction and understanding ones/ tens/ hundereds. 

Curriculum Standards
The following competency goals are addressed in this Webquest:

Second grade Social Studies:
10.2 Distinguish between wants and needs
11.1 Identify economic resources in neighborhoods

Second grade Mathematics
1.07 Group objects in ones, tens and hundreds and record in standard form. 
2.09 Read Fahrenheit thermometers in increments in ones, twos and fives and record results.

Second grade Science
2.01 Describe weather by measurable quantities

  • Temperature
  • Wind direction
  • Wind speed
  • Precipitation
2.02 Assess weather changes from day to day and over the seasons

Second grade Healthful living
1.02 Identify behaviors that promote personal health
5.01 Conclude that foods provide nutrients, which maintain and promote health
5.02 Identify the serving sizes and number of daily servings needed from each group of the Food Guide Pyramid

Second grade Computer/Technology Skills
1.1 Identify uses of technology in the community. (SI)
2.1 Identify essential computer terms. (SI)
2.4 Use word processing to enter, save, print and to retrieve text.(KU/WP/DTP)
2.5 Use electronic databases to locate information. (DB)

In addition to these competencies, teamwork can be used if the teacher desires, inference making,observation,categorization, and comparison are all skills that are implemented in this Webquest. 


Click on the adventures below to visit each place in Boris' neighborhood. 

Adventure one:  Going Outside!
First, print out this worksheet, go outside and make observations of the weather.  Record your data and turn the worksheet into your teacher.

Adventure Two: The Mall Challenge
Print out this worksheet, think about what you would conisder a "want" or a "need" and turn the worksheet in.

Adventure Three: The Pet Store
Click on the link that will take you to an internet website.  Play the Frog Palace game until you win! (Ask your teacher if you need help!)

Adventure Four: The Grocery Store
Print out the worksheet, put a circle around the foods that are healthy for you and an "X" on the foods that are not! Turn the worksheet in to your teacher.

You can use this webquest in conjunction with your Social Studies, Math, Science and Healthful Living curriculum.  These four academic areas can be incorporated into an entire study of neighborhoods. Make sure your students posses all the skills described in the Learners section of this Teacher Page. This multi-disciplinary activity can be done all at once or used separately in conjuction with your lesson plans.

If the link to the Frog Palace Math Game does not connect go to, select "2nd Grade" and then "Frog Palace."

The worksheets can be used as homework assignments if time is a problem.  The Weather Challenge can be applied to an extended time period to enable comparison of weather patterns day to day and season to season.

Resources Needed
To complete this webquest, you will need the following:

  • Equal access to the internet and word processors, paper and printers
  • Adquate time to complete all tasks
  • Thermometer
  • Weather Vane
Only one teacher is needed to assist students in completing this Webquest.  Parents or guardians may also assist.










Be able to observe the weather.


Could not complete the task.
Was able to make observations but did not record data.
Was able to take numerical data.
Was able to complete the worksheet and analyze weather from day to day.
Be able to access a webpage, identify 1's, 10's and 100's as well as add.


Could not complete the task.
Was able to access the webpage, but unable to go any further.
Was able to access the webpage and play the game.
Was able to access the webpage, play the game and WIN!
Be able to understand the difference between a "want" and a "need."
Could not complete the task. 
Was able to identify three items as a want or a need.
Was able to identify six items as a want or a need. 
Was able to identify all items as either a want or a need.
Be able to identify healthy foods to eat.


Could not complete the task.
Was able to identify five items as healthy or unhealthy.
Was able to identify all ten items as healthy or unhealthy.
Was able to use the Food Guide Pyramid to identify healthy and unhealthy foods.


This webquest integrates technology into the classroom and assists teachers in instruction of social studies, math, science, and healthful living. It is a fun way for students to get involved in learning. 

Credits & References galleria/mall.asp

We would like to give a special thanks to Dr.Spagnolo, Dr. Wegmann,Dr. Messner and Graham Burns.

Last updated on August 15, 1999. Based on a template from The WebQuest Page