Journeying the Nile River
A WebQuest for 7th Grade
(Art, History, Language Arts, Math)
Mandy Davis AD37464@appstate.edu
Erin Hartsell EH36447@appstate.edu
Lindsay Shepherd LS41733@appstate.edu
| Learners | Standards
| Process | Resources
Evaluation | Conclusion
| Credits | Student
This webquest is designed
to give your students an interesting trip through Ancient Egypt.
Your students will be using the internet, but it is a guided tour that
leads them to the exact location they need. In other words, it is
impossible for them to wander into unsecured sites.
This webquest, designed
for 7th graders, will introduce your students to some of the aspects or
Ancient Egyptian life. They will be working in four subject areas,
art, history, language arts, and math. Each mission meets a curriculum
standard in these areas.
Working in groups of four,
your students need access to the internet and to certain resources that
you, the teacher, will have to provide.
The following are the basic
standards met in this webquest. (To see a more in depth description
of competencies, go to the NC Public Schools web page).
Social Studies Standards
Visual Arts Standards Addressed
The learner will assess the
influence of major religions, ethical beliefs, and aesthetic values on
life in Africa and Asia (2.1, 2.2).
The learner will locate major
physical features and suggest the influence of their location on life in
Africa and Asia (3.2).
The learner will assess the
significance of the physical and cultural characteristics of geographic
regions within Africa and Asia (4.2).
The learner will trace developments
in the history of African and Asian nations and judge their impact on the
lives of people today (12.1, 12.2).
Mathematics Standards Addressed
The learner will develop critical
and creative thinking and perceptual awareness necessary for understanding
and producing art (1.02).
The learner will develop skills
necessary for understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
The learner will choose and
evaluate a range of subject matter and ideas to communicate intended meaning
in artworks (4.01).
The learner will understand
the visual arts in relationship to history and culture (5.01).
Language Arts Standards Addressed
The leraner will understand
and compute with real numbers (1.04).
The learner will demonstrate
an understanding and use of the properties and relationships in geometry,
and standard units of metric and customary measurement (2.05).
Since this lesson required
students to work in a group setting, it was important for them to talk
through each mission. They also had to be creative in accomplishing
their tasks and challenges which involves observation, organization, teamwork,
No curriculum standards were
given on the web page we used. Your school should have a copy of
the national language arts standards for 7th grade.
Pick three traveling partners,
and prepare for your journey through Egypt. Your group will travel
the Nile River to your four destinations. In each city you will need
to complete one task and one challenge in order to proceed to the next
mission. Each group member should contribute to the final product.
The lesson is multidisciplinary
and may take more than one class period. Time must be set aside for
completion for the tasks, which depends on how well each group wants their
final products to look. Also, a computer lab is necessary.
The students will be divided
into groups of four, which they may be allowed to pick, or you may pick
You as the teacher will
need to posess basics computer and internet skills as well as being able
to handle groups who may not get along or have difficulty with the quest.
In order to implement this
lesson, a few resources will be needed. Some of the tasks require
the students to make models of artifacts from Egypt. The following
items should be easily accessible:
Computers (with internet access)
- markers, colored
pencils, crayons, etc.
- foam board
- rubber cement,
- cotton balls
Evaluation rubric can be
found on the student page.
This lesson teaches the
value of learning about other cultures. It is a fun, interactive
way to get your students engaged in the learning process.
Credits & References:
on August 15, 1999. Based on
a template from The