Created by Ronna Williams

  Settling the West
   A Webquest for
     10th Grade
  American History




  Home         Int...
Introduction: The West has often been romanticized in
             movies and literature. This Web Quest will reveal the
 ...
Task

    You will create a
                                        `
     travel brochure
  featuring the places
     we ...
•    1. Write down your goals. Your goals should include educating others on mining for
     gold, cowboys and long cattle...
How Will I Be Graded?




  Home       Introduction     Task       Process       Evaluation    Teacher
                   ...
• Have you ever wondered how Americans became
  cowboys?
• Maybe you’ve wondered what it was like to live on the
  frontie...
Animations: www.animationfactory.com
                                                           Credits
                Th...
WEST SLIDESHOW


 History Channel: The Comstock Lode-Virginia City-Gold Hill


                             The Last Cowbo...
Teacher Page
                              Settling the
                                 West
                            ...
Objectives
                               See Objectives

                              Download and Print




  Home     ...
• This Web Quest addresses the following national standards:
  • Historical Understanding- Understands the historical pers...
Introduction
This Webquest was developed to accompany my classroom teaching of Chapter 8
“Settling the West” using Glencoe...
Learners
 • This lesson was created for 10th graders in
   American History. The lesson is appropriate
   for other age gr...
•
                   Curriculumnational standards:
      This Web Quest addresses the following
                          ...
Note to                Click

•
            Teacher                                               Process
    1. Write dow...
WEST SLIDESHOW

History Channel: The Comstock Lode-Virginia City-Gold Hill

                  The Last                    ...
•Headline that creates
                                                       Evaluation
    curiosity, states a major
ben...
Credits & References
http://www.glencoe.com/qe/qe35.php?&st=312&pt=3&bk=15&PHPSESSID=ca424b6040672a7eb804832a3cdd0cbc     ...
Note To Teacher
                  You and your students will need some experience with
                   navigating the w...
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This is my first ever webquest and there's no doubt you'll find it less than perfect. I wanted to share it because there are wonderful connections in it. Enjoy, but please don't judge too harshly. After uploading many of my links did not come through so I want to give you the companion website I made to go with the webquest.http://web.me.com/teacheronna/Site/Webquest_Connection.html
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  1. 1. Created by Ronna Williams Settling the West A Webquest for 10th Grade American History Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Teacher Page Conclusion Credits Resources Objectives Standards 1
  2. 2. Introduction: The West has often been romanticized in movies and literature. This Web Quest will reveal the reality of the western frontier. Rather than heroes riding off into the sunset, you’ll meet real Americans who dared to journey West in search of a dreams. Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Teacher Page Conclusion Credits Resources Objectives Standards 2
  3. 3. Task You will create a ` travel brochure featuring the places we visit on our journey. Each section of the brochure should include geographical and historical information. Please include photographs, maps and diagrams. Sample Template Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Teacher Page Conclusion Credits Resources Objectives Standards 3
  4. 4. • 1. Write down your goals. Your goals should include educating others on mining for gold, cowboys and long cattle drives and closing the frontier. Make them want to GO WEST! • 2.Look at sample brochures. Identify those that have a style or format you might like to imitate or borrow.. • 3.Research the West using Resources. Use the materials provided in the WebQuest or from other sources to gather more details about your topic. If you are explaining a process, decide what background information the reader will need. Be certain to define terms the reader will need to know. Example: Maverick means stray calf. • 4.Using the Brochure Checklist, list the major components of your brochure. Mark out any components you wish to omit from your brochure. Write headlines and subheads. Write the descriptive text. Make lists. • 5.Sketch out some rough ideas of how you want your brochure to look — including any graphics you think you want to include. (If you do not have access to graphics software you may be able to draw your own graphics.) Try out different formats to fit your text. Edit your text to fit your layout. Experiment. • 6.Using the page layout software available to you, transfer your rough ideas to the computer. Your software may have templates or wizards that will provide you with even more ideas. • 7. Print your final design and fold as necessary. • 8. If you do would rather create a brochure without using software, you will need supplies like cardstock paper, glue, glitter, art pens, construction paper, patterns, and scissors. Teacher Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Page Conclusion Credits Resources Objectives Standards 4
  5. 5. How Will I Be Graded? Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Teacher Page Conclusion Credits Resources Objectives Standards
  6. 6. • Have you ever wondered how Americans became cowboys? • Maybe you’ve wondered what it was like to live on the frontier. • After completing this webquest, you’ll have a better understanding of the difficulties the people faced as they dreamed of claiming a piece of Earth as their own. You’ll discover the roots of the American cowboy & much more. • Continue your quest for knowledge using these links to get you started! • http://www.americanwest.com/ • http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/westweb/ • http://alt.tnt.tv/itw/ Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Teacher Page Conclusion Credits Resources Objectives Standards 6
  7. 7. Animations: www.animationfactory.com Credits The History Channel “Comstock Lode Video Clips” Creative commons share-share http://gordonsfotos.blogspot.com/2005/11/old-barn.html alike photo of barn on slide 2. http://www.archives.gov/research/american-west/ PHOTOS http://www.glencoe.com/apps/studycentral/0078607124/core_content.html Study Central Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Play a Game on the Resource Page Pub. Date: April 2004 ISBN-13: 9780078607127 1020pp http://the-west.net/ Series: Glencoe Ser. Edition Description: New Edition Edition Number: 2 Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Teacher Page Conclusion Credits Resources Objectives Standards 7
  8. 8. WEST SLIDESHOW History Channel: The Comstock Lode-Virginia City-Gold Hill The Last Cowboy’s Song PHOTOS Play A Game Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Study Central Pub. Date: April 2004 ISBN-13: 9780078607127 1020pp Series: Glencoe Ser. Edition Description: New Edition Edition Number: 2 Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Teacher Page Conclusion Credits Resources Objectives Standards 8
  9. 9. Teacher Page Settling the West A Webquest for 10th Grade American History Created by Ronna Williams Teacher Page Intro Learner Standards Process Resources Needed Evaluation Credits & References Student Page 9
  10. 10. Objectives See Objectives Download and Print Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Teacher Page Conclusion Credits Resources Objectives Standards 10
  11. 11. • This Web Quest addresses the following national standards: • Historical Understanding- Understands the historical perspective • Time, Continuity, and Change Grade level: 9-12 Standard: Student understands the reasons people went west 1. Gold 2. Land Standard: Student understands the origins of the American Cowboy 1. Mexicans 2. Freed Slaves 3. Poor former confederate soldiers • Benchmarks: • Understands the ways in which physical, economic, environmental and psychological factors have influenced the development of the American frontier. Home Introduction Task Process Evaluation Teacher Page Conclusion Credits Resources Objectives Standards 11
  12. 12. Introduction This Webquest was developed to accompany my classroom teaching of Chapter 8 “Settling the West” using Glencoe’s American Republic Text Book. It can be easily applied to any text book with similar objectives. What the lesson is about? Overview Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Pub. Date: April 2004 ISBN-13: 9780078607127 1020pp Series: Glencoe Ser. Edition Description: New Edition Edition Number: 2 Teacher Intro Learner Standards Process Resources Needed Page Evaluation Credits & References Student Page 14
  13. 13. Learners • This lesson was created for 10th graders in American History. The lesson is appropriate for other age groups as well. • Students will need some basic geography skills regarding the United States to fully understand the movements of peoples in this lesson. Teacher Page Intro Learner Standards Process Resources Needed Student Page Evaluation Credits & References 15
  14. 14. • Curriculumnational standards: This Web Quest addresses the following Standards • Historical Understanding- Understands the historical perspective • Time, Continuity, and Change Grade level: 9-12 Standard: Student understands the reasons people went west 1. Gold 2. Land Standard: Student understands the origins of the American Cowboy 1. Mexicans 2. Freed Slaves 3. Poor former confederate soldiers • Benchmarks: • Understands the ways in which physical, economic, environmental and psychological factors have influenced the development of the American frontier. Teacher Page Intro Learner Standards Process Resources Needed Student Page Evaluation Credits & References 16
  15. 15. Note to Click • Teacher Process 1. Write down your goals. Your goals should include educating others on mining for gold, cowboys and long cattle drives and closing the frontier. Make them want to GO WEST! • 2.Look at sample brochures. Identify those that have a style or format you might like to imitate or borrow.. • 3.Research the West using Resources. Use the materials provided in the WebQuest or from other sources to gather more details about your topic. If you are explaining a process, decide what background information the reader will need. Be certain to define terms the reader will need to know. Example: Maverick means stray calf. • 4.Using the Brochure Checklist, list the major components of your brochure. Mark out any components you wish to omit from your brochure. Write headlines and subheads. Write the descriptive text. Make lists. • 5.Sketch out some rough ideas of how you want your brochure to look — including any graphics you think you want to include. (If you do not have access to graphics software you may be able to draw your own graphics.) Try out different formats to fit your text. Edit your text to fit your layout. Experiment. • 6.Using the page layout software available to you, transfer your rough ideas to the computer. Your software may have templates or wizards that will provide you with even more ideas. • 7. Print your final design and fold as necessary. • 8. If you do would rather create a brochure without using software, you will need supplies like cardstock paper, glue, glitter, art pens, construction paper, patterns, and scissors. Student Page Credits & References Evaluation Teacher 17 Page Intro Learner Standards Process Resources Needed
  16. 16. WEST SLIDESHOW History Channel: The Comstock Lode-Virginia City-Gold Hill The Last Play A Game Cowboy’s PHOTOS StudyCentral Song Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill You’ll need a computer for each student. Pub. Date: April 2004 ISBN-13: 9780078607127 High speed internet access for viewing video clips, songs and slideshows. 1020pp You’ll need desktop publishing software like Microsoft Publisher, i-works Pages, ect. Series: Glencoe Ser. Edition Description: New If you are unable to secure desktop publishing software, you will need art supplies Edition to create brochures. Edition Number: 2 Intro Learner Standards Process Resources Needed Teacher Evaluation Credits & References Student Page Page 18
  17. 17. •Headline that creates Evaluation curiosity, states a major benefit, or otherwise entices the • Checklist for a Brochure about a Place reader to open and read your • These are a few things to look for specifically related to brochures about a place. brochure. • •Does the brochure give enough information that the reader knows •Subheadings where to find this place? (Map, directions) • •Does the brochure tell what is significant about this place (historical •Easy to read blocks of text importance) •Lists, charts • •Are there interesting pictures? (Pictures with people are usually more effective but pictures of well-known landmarks or beautiful •Define Terms scenery can work with or without people in the photos) • •Are the pictures or clip art useful? Do they help to tell the story or •Graphic Image(s) (including do they just seem to be filling up space? purely decorative elements). • •Does the brochure make the reader want to visit this place or learn more about it? •Photographs • Be Sure to Include •Diagrams and Maps • cattle drive • mining • boom town Optional Quiz • ghost town • bonanza • barbed wire • cowboys • specific people Intro Learner Standards Process Resources Needed Teacher Evaluation Credits & References Student Page Page 19
  18. 18. Credits & References http://www.glencoe.com/qe/qe35.php?&st=312&pt=3&bk=15&PHPSESSID=ca424b6040672a7eb804832a3cdd0cbc Self-check quiz Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill The History Channel “Comstock Lode Video Clips” Pub. Date: April 2004 ISBN-13: 9780078607127 1020pp Series: Glencoe Ser. Edition Description: New http://gordonsfotos.blogspot.com/2005/11/old-barn.html Creative commons share-share Edition alike photo of barn on slide 2. Edition Number: 2 http://www.archives.gov/research/american-west/ PHOTOS Songwriters: Peterson, Ron; Bruce, Ed Artist: Highwaymen http://the-west.net/ Game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKeDcF1v_Y4 http://www.glencoe.com/sec/socialstudies/ushistory/tar22003/content.php4/312/1 overview http://www.glencoe.com/apps/studycentral/0078607124/core_content.html Study Central Intro Learner Standards Process Resources Needed Teacher Evaluation Credits & References Student Page Page 20
  19. 19. Note To Teacher You and your students will need some experience with navigating the web. You’ll want to extend the lesson over several days, perhaps weeks. If you want in depth knowledge and creative outcomes, provide the time, tools and support students need to make it happen. If you are pushed for time, you can condense the lesson. If you do not have access to publishing software, provide art supplies for brochures. The lesson is designed as a “move at your own pace” Webquest. For this reason, some students may finish earlier than others. Have a back up plan for early Intro finishers to avoid classroom management problems. Learner Process Resources Needed Student Page Teacher Standards Evaluation Credits & References Page 21
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