Now and Then
grade Web Quest about
Created by Christie Haggard
We live in the state of
You are going to answer these questions and more through an adventure on the World Wide Web. Get your maps, grab your suitcase, and let’s get started!
To complete your
Your task is to become educated in the history and
current events of the great state in which we live! You will do this by working
in a group of five students and doing guided research. When you finish your
research, you will share your knowledge with your classmates via a board game, infomercial,
skit, or PowerPoint presentation, as well as create a brochure to get tourists
to visit your
TDOE Standards for Social Studies, standard 1.0, Culture, grade 3: Recognize the contributions of individuals and people of various ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic groups to the development of civilizations-
§ Identify and explain the significance of selected individual writers, and artists and their stories, poems, statues, paintings, and other examples of cultural heritage from regions around the world.
TDOE Standards for Social Studies, standard 3.0, Geography, grade 3: Understand how to use maps, globes, and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process and report information from a spatial perspective-
TDOE Standards for Social Studies, standard Governance and Civics, grade 3: Discuss the structure and purposes of governance-
TDOE Standards for Social Studies, standard 5.0, History, grade 3: Identify major events, people, and patterns in Tennessee, United States, and world history, Understand the place of historical events in the context of past, present, and future, explain how to use historical information acquired from a variety of sources-
TDOE Standards for English, standard 2, Communication, grade 3: Continue to develop basic listening skills necessary for communication, and continue to develop basic speaking skills necessary for communication-
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Governor’s Office. (2005). The Governor’s page for kids. Retrieved march 18, 2008, from http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/governor/kids/trivia.html
Houghton Mifflin Company. (2008). Eduplace. Retrieved March 18, 2008, from http://www.eduplace.com/state/tn/tn_links.html
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Nstate. (2007). Netstate. Retrieved March 18, 2008, from http://www.netstate.com/states/geography/tn_geography.htm
Teacher will divide the class into groups -five students per group
Students will decide who will take each job:
Print out the information sheet for your job
Begin your research. Here are the websites you will use:
Report your progress to your partners.
Partners complete the participation question.
Continue your research.
Bring final research information to your group meeting.
§ Completed Information, neatly organized
Organize and create a unique way to share your findings to the rest of the class using one of the following activities:
Instruction Sheets for Activities
are now an educated Tennessean; create an individual brochure to try to
persuade tourists (the other third-grade students) to come visit your
The purpose of
this WebQuest is to help students become aware of the history and current news
Students need to have beginning navigation skills on the internet. They should know how to download information, search for information, use hyperlinks, and print. The class should do a sample WebQuest together before beginning on their own. The teacher should be aware of who the technologically advanced students are and make sure they are divided among the groups to help others, when needed.
the WebQuest, the teacher should set up a field trip to visit a few of the
places the students learned about, as well as the
This WebQuest can help students’ learning in many ways. It is hands-on, which keeps children involved and in charge of their own learning, which often leads to more in-depth learning for students. It is also a great way to develop research skills at a very basic and guided level. This WebQuest also requires students to work together to complete a final project, which is beneficial in social skill development.
This activity can be extended via more in-depth research, field trips, speakers, and additional requirements for projects.
Congratulations! You are now a true Tennessean. You know our state’s history, size, and landscape, among many other interesting facts. You also made it through sleuth school with your comrades still on your side! Way to go! Grab a partner and get out and see our beautiful state!