A Cross Disciplinary Look at One of South America's Most Interesting Countries
Peru is a country formed by two traditions. Before the arrival of European explorers, Peru was one of the most important centers of artistic expression in the Americas. Pottery, textiles, sculpture and architecture developed under Pre-Incan and Inca cultures. With the arrival of Spanish explorers, the rich tradition of Hispanic culture was brought to the country. Besides the Spanish language, the influence of the Catholic Church spread throughout the land. The Indigenous and the Hispanic fused to produce the mestizo or creole culture.
This webquest will challenge you to look at the country of Peru from several
different angles. You will be working on this assignment in 5 of
your 7 classes. Each class will offer a different opportunity to
study one aspect of Peruvian culture. By the end of this project
you should have a new understanding of this fascinating country.
Your task in this quest will be to study the country of Peru from several different angles. Each individual subject will challenge you to locate information on the internet and then use that information to complete a task. Your end result will require creativity, preparation, and introspection.
You will have an opportunity in each class period to work on the assignment related to each particular subject area. Each class has included a link to take you to the appropriate area. To find your assignments, just click on the spinning globe that corresponds to the class you are in and follow the link. You will be graded individually in each class, as well as recieving a total unit grade for the entire project.
Evaluation: Your work in each subject area will be reviewed by your classroom teacher. An overall grade will be given based on the following rubric.
At the end of this lesson, you should have an appreciation of the Peruvian people. You will have studied their land, their culture, their struggles, and their triumphs. The goal of this lesson is to help you gain a better understanding of this struggling nation and to be able to recognize both similarities and differences between Peru and the United States. We hope that you will come to realize that we can learn a lot from our South American neighbors!
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