Taking a Trip to Mexico! A web quest for 5th grade social studies. We are taking a trip to Mexico! We are looking for land loving historians. We will discover the fascinating world of Mexico. There are several hidden treasures just waiting to be explored from the Ancient Aztec pyramids, authentic foods and the fantastic shopping. If you are interested in becoming part of a team then quickly submit your name and you will be notified immediately.Introduction | Task | Process | Links | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits |Teachers Page
The TaskYou will be working with a partner toexplore and discover Mexico. Your assignment is to explore the history and the culture of the Mexico people. You will record all of the information on the discovery journal. Introduction | Task | Process | Links | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits |Teachers Page
The Process1. Find a partner to take this adventure with and let Mrs. Young know who your partner will be. You are now a top notch explorer!2. Follow the links provided and as you discover the variety of information record it in you discovery journal.3. Each link will bring you to a site that you will discover areas of interest to go sightseeing. Use the discovery journal as a guide to what information should be recorded.4. After your mission, your team will create a travel brochure that will be displayed in the classroom.5. The brochure should include all of the information that you gather during your mission to Mexico.Introduction | Task | Process | Links| Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits |Teachers Page
Follow the links to discover the great lands of Mexico!• http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Mexico/Map.shtml• History:• http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/globaltrek/destinations/popups/mexico_history.htm• Child Labor• http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/child_labor/mexico/index.asp?article=tobacco_fields• Food and Drink, sports, holiday• http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/child_labor/mexico/index.asp?article=about• Interesting Information• http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorer/ecosystems/sites/cats1.htm• timeline• http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/mexhistory.htm Introduction | Task | Process | Links | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits |Teachers Page
Evaluation • Your team will turn in your discovery journal, and your travel brochure. CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Discovery Journal Clear, accurate notes Notes have some Notes are vague there Notes are limited and with extra details and details, drawings are are few drawings in there aren’t any sketches are displayed displayed journal. journal. drawings or sketches. in journal. Information in All required information All required information Most required Some required brochure and colorful drawings and colorful drawings information and some information and no are present with are present in travel drawings are present in drawings are present in additional information brochure. travel brochure. travel brochure. /drawings is included to add interest to the travel brochure. Appearance of Many drawings are Drawings are included Some drawings are Few drawings are Brochure included and are and are creatively included and are included and are creative, colorfully presented in travel presented in travel presented in travel presented in travel brochure. It is neat and brochure. It is brochure. brochure. It is neat and organized. somewhat neat and organized. organized. Spelling, One or fewer errors in Two or three errors in Four errors in spelling, More than 4 errors in Punctuation and spelling, punctuation spelling, punctuation punctuation and spelling, punctuation and grammar in the and grammar in the grammar in the and grammar in the Grammar brochure. brochure. brochure. brochure.Introduction | Task | Process | Links | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits |Teachers Page
Conclusion• Congratulations! You have completed your mission and are now a successful historian of Mexico! You have learned about Mexico history and the people. Congratulation! Introduction | Task | Process | Links | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits |Teachers Page
Credits and ReferencesImage links:http://internationaltravelvaccines.blogspot.com/2009/05/mexico-money.htmlhttp://www.latinamericanstudies.org/calendar.htmhttp://lecaunplugged.blogspot.com/2010/06/mexican-monster.htmlhttp://www.sillyhumor.com/tequila.htmlLinks for information:• http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Mexico/Map.shtml• http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/globaltrek/destinations/popups/mexico_history.htm• http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/child_labor/mexico/index.asp?article=tobacco_fields• http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/child_labor/mexico/index.asp?article=about• http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorer/ecosystems/sites/cats1.htm• http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/hispanic/mexhistory.htm Introduction | Task | Process | Links | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits |Teachers Page
Teacher’s PageObjective: This web quest covers Mexico’s history, and many aspects of the people of Mexico. It is an interactive way for students to get involved with the use of technology. The discovery journal and the travel brochure will serve as an assessment for the students.Covers NYS Social Studies Standards Introduction | Task | Process | Links | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits |Teachers Page
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