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  • 1. Olympic WebQuest Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] A WebQuest for 8th Grade Current Events Designed by Sarah Heaton [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page Photo By: http2007 Creating your Newspaper
  • 2. Introduction Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games are mere months away. The count down has begun, the torch has been lit and the runners are running. As an investigative journalist you have been asked by a sponsor to create a newspaper highlighting the events surrounding the Olympic games. Lucky for you other newspapers have already begun reporting on it. Your sponsor want s you to look at international newspapers to find out what other countries are saying about the Games. This might be the most controversial Olympics in recent years, use your skills as an investigative journalist to find out what issues are affecting the Games. Creating your Newspaper Photos By: emily geoff Photo By: sponge!!!
  • 3. The Task Student Page Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ]
    • This might be the most controversial Olympics in recent years, use your skills as an investigative journalist to find out what issues are affecting the Games. All eyes will be on China as the torch draws ever closer to its shores. Using international newspapers websites listed below find out what people around the world are saying.
    • http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/
      • China denies "media war" over coverage of Tibet
    • http://www.hindustantimes.com/HomePage/Homepage.aspx
      • Tibetan protestors gathering in Delhi for torch protest
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/
      • Olympics 'worsening China rights'
    • http://www.nytimes.com
      • Calling China By Nicholas D. Kristof
    • http://www.news.com.au/
    • http://www.dailyspain.com/world_news.php
    • http://www.russiatoday.ru/news
    • http://home.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fstCategory/index.php?cmenuid=7&
    • http://www.ssinformer.com/
    • http://www.worldpress.org/americas.htm
    • http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/index.html
    • After you have looked at more than 5 sites begin writing your own
    • newspaper based on the topics you think are most important.
    Title Creating your Newspaper Photo By: Stuck in Customs Photo By: Onion
  • 4. The Process Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ]
    • Step 1: Research your Story
    • From the links on the Task page pick a website to start on.
    • In the search bar on the website type in 2008 Olympic Games, Olympics environment, or Olympics Tibet to pull up articles relating to the Olympics.
    • Look at 3 or more articles on each website .
      • Keep in mind your newspaper will need to have one article on the Tibet issue and one on how Environment is impacting the games.
    • Take notes in a journal as you go so that you’ll be able to write your articles.
    • Look at 5 or more Newspapers, try to get a broad perspective so that you’ll have a balanced view.
    • Graphics
    • Your Newspaper will need photos, be looking for photos you want to use as you go.
    • http://www.flickr.com is another source you can use
    • Step 2: Writing Your Stories
    • From the notes you took decide what 5 articles you want to write
      • Keep in mind your newspaper will need to have one article on the Tibet issue and one on how Environment is impacting the games.
    • Write your articles using information from all the websites you looked at.
    • Articles should include who, what, when, where, and why they are important and should be at least 3 paragraphs long.
    • Write your articles in Microsoft Word, You will copy and paste them into Microsoft Publisher later.
    Creating your Newspaper
  • 5. Creating you Newspaper Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ]
    • Step 3: Creating Your Newspaper
    • Create a Microsoft Publisher Newsletter.
      • Open Microsoft Publisher
      • Click on Newsletters
      • Select a template
      • Click Create on the bottom right hand corner
      • Create a title for your Newspaper
      • Make sure your name is on it
      • Put the date some where
      • Copy and paste your articles into the newspaper
        • To fit all your articles your newspaper will be 2 pages
      • Templates normally have 4 pages, delete the pages you do not use
    Creating your Newspaper Images from Microsoft Publisher
  • 6. Evaluation Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Creating your Newspaper
  • 7. Conclusion Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] By the time your newspaper hits your sponsors desk you should know what the world thinks about the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Your sponsor is going to want to hear from you about the issues you wrote on, what you think about it, and what the newspapers you read said about it. You are now the expert, what do you think of the 2008 Beijing Olympic games? Creating your Newspaper Photo By: Cookiemouse
  • 8. Credits & References Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Photos from Photo By: http2007 Photos By: emily geoff Photo By: sponge!!! Photo By: Stuck in Customs Photo By: Onion Photo By: Cookiemouse Photo By: http2007 Photo By: angus_mac_123 Photo By: xiaming Photo By: Parzival http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/ http://www.hindustantimes.com/HomePage/Homepage.aspx http://news.bbc.co.uk/ http://www.nytimes.com http://www.news.com.au/ http://www.dailyspain.com/world_news.php http://www.russiatoday.ru/news http://home.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fstCategory/index.php?cmenuid=7& http://www.ssinformer.com/ http://www.worldpress.org/americas.htm http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/index.html The WebQuest Page The WebQuest Slideshare Group Creating your Newspaper
  • 9. Olympic WebQuest (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page A WebQuest for 8h Grade (Current Events) Designed by Sarah Heaton [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion Photo By: http2007
  • 10. Introduction (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This Webquest was created as part of a technology class at Colorado State University. The purpose of the class is to help future teachers become more familiar with using technology in the classroom. The idea for this particular webquest was inspired by Mrs. Keough’s 8 th /9 th grade Current Events class at Lesher Junior high in Fort Collins, Colorado. Mrs. Keough’s class has been learning about events around the world in an attempt to understand events that are affecting the world they live in. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion Photo By: xiaming
  • 11. Learners (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page The lesson is designed for 8 th and 9 th grade Current Events students. Students will need to know how to conduct research online, and organize it into news articles. The lesson will also test students writing ability when they write their newspapers. They will need to know how to operate Microsoft Publisher to create their newspaper. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion Photo By: angus_mac_123
  • 12. Curriculum Standards (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Students will learn about Current Events, researching online and writing their own newspapers. This lesson meets the following Colorado Department of Education Standards. Standards: History Standards 2.2 Students know how to interpret and evaluate primary and secondary sources of historical information. 2.3 Students apply knowledge of the past to analyze present-day issues and events from multiple, historically objective perspectives. 3.1 Students know how various societies were affected by contacts and exchanges among diverse peoples. English Standards STANDARD 1: Students read and understand a variety of materials. STANDARD 5: Students read to locate, select, and make use of relevant information from a variety of media, reference, and technological sources. Standards Courtesy of: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeassess/documents/olr/k12_standards.htl Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 13. The Process (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page
    • Step 1: Research your Story
    • In the search bar on the website type in 2008 Olympic Games, Olympics environment, or Olympics Tibet to pull up articles relating to the Olympics.
    • (Check that the articles students look at are legitimate and reliable)
    • Look at 3 or more articles on each website .
      • Keep in mind your newspaper will need to have one article on the Tibet issue and one on how Environment is impacting the games.
    • Take notes in a journal as you go so that you’ll be able to write your articles.
    • (Make sure they have bring paper with them to the lab)
    • Look at 5 or more Newspapers, try to get a broad perspective so that you’ll have a balanced view.
    • Graphics
    • Your Newspaper will need photos, be looking for photos you want to use as you go.
    • http://www.flickr.com is another source you can use
    • Step 2: Writing Your Stories
    • From the notes you took decide what 5 articles you want to write
      • Keep in mind your newspaper will need to have one article on the Tibet issue and one on how Environment is impacting the games.
    • Write your articles using information from all the websites you looked at.
    • Articles should include who, what, when, where, and why they are important and should be at least 3 paragraphs long.
    • (Clearly lay out the expectations)
    • Write your articles in Microsoft Word, You will copy and paste them into Microsoft Publisher later.
    • Step 3: Creating Your Newspaper
    • Create a Microsoft Publisher Newsletter. (Walk them through as class if you have the equipment)
      • Open Microsoft Publisher
      • Click on Newsletters
      • Select a template
      • Click Create on the bottom right hand corner
      • Create a title for your Newspaper
      • Make sure your name is on it
      • Put the date some where
      • Copy and paste your articles into the newspaper
        • To fit all your articles your newspaper will be 2 pages
      • Templates normally have 4 pages, delete the pages you do not use
    Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 14. Resources (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson requires: Microsoft Word (can have them hand write or use different program if not available) Microsoft Publisher Access to international newspaper websites, all of the links go to Versions in English. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/ http://www.hindustantimes.com/HomePage/Homepage.aspx http://news.bbc.co.uk/ http://www.nytimes.com http://www.news.com.au/ http://www.dailyspain.com/world_news.php http://www.russiatoday.ru/news http://home.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fstCategory/index.php?cmenuid=7& http://www.ssinformer.com/ http://www.worldpress.org/americas.htm http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/index.html Depending on class size two teachers might be necessary. Will need Someone who is proficient in Microsoft Publisher to assist students with creating their newspaper. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 15. Evaluation (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  • 16. Teacher Script (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
    • Read introduction with the class.
      • Ask Students what they know about the Olympics already.
    • If you have a projector set up, walk though the first website with students. Point out where they might find search boxes.
      • Type in the first prompt; 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
      • Look over the results with them, point out articles that might be helpful.
    • Make sure students know they need to look at more than 5 websites and 3 articles on each site.
    • Remind Students to be taking notes and write down articles that they look at that are helpful.
    • Have students write articles in Microsoft Word first so they can copy and paste.
      • Cleary explain what they need in each article.
    • Show students how to get to the Flicker website so that they can find photos.
    • Walk them through the steps of creating the Newspaper. You can either do this at the beginning of the lesson or if you gave them a limited time for research, introduce it when you transition.
      • Make sure they know how to delete the extra pages so they don’t print to many.
    • Go over the rubric with students with at beginning of lesson. Also set clear standards for behavior on the computers.
  • 17. Conclusion (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson will help students see different perspectives on a large issue. It will help them understand the controversy surrounding the 2008 Olympic games and the different perspectives around the world about it. The lesson also assists students in finding international sources online and hopefully encourage them to use these sources in the future. Writing the newspaper will help students learn how to syntheses information and improve their writing skills. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion Photo By: Parzival
  • 18. Credits & References (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Photos from Flicker.com Photo By: http2007 Photos By: emily geoff Photo By: sponge!!! Photo By: Stuck in Customs Photo By: Onion Photo By: Cookiemouse Photo By: http2007 Photo By: angus_mac_123 Photo By: xiaming Photo By: Parzival http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/ http://www.hindustantimes.com/HomePage/Homepage.aspx http://news.bbc.co.uk/ http://www.nytimes.com http://www.news.com.au/ http://www.dailyspain.com/world_news.php http://www.russiatoday.ru/news http://home.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fstCategory/index.php?cmenuid=7& http://www.ssinformer.com/ http://www.worldpress.org/americas.htm http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/index.html The WebQuest Page The WebQuest Slideshare Group . Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion

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