A WebQuest for 10th Grade
Stephen Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Carsner email@example.com
Kathleen Young firstname.lastname@example.org
Marsha Sweeney Onion_7@hotmail.com
| Task | Process | Evaluation
| Conclusion | Credits
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As an explorer in Brazil you come across
a temple ruin. When you enter the temple you suddenly realize that
you have been transported back in time to the 1500s. To return to
your time you must complete several tasks set down by the ancient gods
of the temple ruin. Your quest is to explore the two main time periods
of Brazilian history (pre-independence and post-independence). You
will have to find and examine the literature, biology, and history of each
time period to ecscape the curse the gods have lain upon you.
Dear Unlucky explorer,
By the time you return to your home
time you will have a greater understanding of Brazil's rich history, diverse
biology, and colorful literature. Throughout your exploration you
will find several artifacts (web pages) which will help you in your quest
to defeat the ancient gods (your teacher). You will have to utilize
and scrutinize the information you come across in order to separate actual
facts from fiction put in place by the meddling gods to interfere with
your quest. You will keep a journal about each time period that the
gods will review before you are transported to the next era.
P.S. Good Luck!
To defeat the gods you must
record your experiences in a journal which will reflect your new knowledge.
Your journal must include:
**Remember that you will have
to keep two journals. One for the time before Brazil's independence
and one for after they claimed the right to rule their own people.
Download this checklist to help guide you as you complete the assignments.
the area you are currently
a copy of your completed activity
for each subject and time period
at least three interesting
facts for each subject in each time period and why you find them interesting
(keep an eye out for facts that address the culture, the role of women,
and/or the economy of the different areas)
photos (create, save to disk
or print and paste in journal) and describe why it is significant to the
Click here to download checklist document.
Social Studies (History)
Social Studies (History)
The success of your journey
depends on the following scale.
Did not complete
all tasks (18 facts, activities, journals).
tasks but did not analyze or give detail.
tasks but with shallow detail and little analysis.
tasks with great detail and in-depth thought analysis.
or drawings included and no creative thought put forth.
or drawings with no description. Very little creative thought involved.
or drawing for some of the tasks with little description. Not a lot
of creative thought shows.
or drawing for each task complete with a description of why it is significant
to the task. Color and high creative thought is evident.
Tasks are not
clearly labeled. No transitional flow between journal entries and
Little flow between tasks and journal entries. Hard to follow, confusing
A transitional flow between tasks and journal entries but unclear separation
from section to section.
Very well labeled.
A clear transition between tasks and journal entries. Easy to read.
You have now returned to your
own time. Through your explorations you have discovered more about
the history, literature, and biology of Brazil. However, if you do
not share your findings with fellow explorers, you will be instantly transported
through time and space yet again, but this time to Antarctica.
Credits & References
Special thanks to Dr. Spagnolo,
Dr. Wegmann, and Dr. Messner.
"Welcome to the Jungle," by Guns
on August 15, 1999. Based on
a template from The