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Pennsylvania

  1. 1. PENNSYLVANIA A Perfect Place to Visit A WebQuest for 4 th Grade
  2. 2. <ul><li>You are now travel agents! To be a great travel agent you will need to know as much about Pennsylvania as possible. </li></ul><ul><li> Your goal is to show the best parts about Pennsylvania and convince people that our state is a great to place to plan a fun a vacation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>When trying to find the best parts of the state, and its most enjoyable activities, think about what you like to do on vacations. GOOD LUCK! </li></ul>Introduction
  4. 4. <ul><li>Your task is to research information about the state of Pennsylvania. Using the information needed for a fantastic vacation, you are going to make a travel brochure, with information and pictures, that tells others interesting facts about the state of Pennsylvania . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Research 4 specific topics about Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>The 4 research topics will be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attractions/places to visit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important historical facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting facts about Pennsylvania </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landforms/bodies of water and weather </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use graphic organizer to collect data. </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizer for Web Quest </li></ul>Process
  6. 6. <ul><li>Step 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When researching the attractions/places to visit, you must find at least 10 visitor sites. Some examples of visitors sites are museums, theme parks and national parks. </li></ul></ul>Process
  7. 7. <ul><li>Step 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research the important historical facts. You must find at least 10 historical facts that you think are important. You may include important people in Pennsylvania history, important historical events and any other historical facts you find interesting and informative. </li></ul></ul>Process
  8. 8. <ul><li>Step 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research interesting facts about Pennsylvania. You must find at least 10 facts. An example of this could be &quot;Did you know that...&quot;. Your job is to simply find facts that many people do not know about Pennsylvania. </li></ul></ul>Process
  9. 9. <ul><li>Step 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research landforms/bodies of water and weather will find information about any mountain ranges, and lakes or rivers. This person will also research the weather in Pennsylvania. Be sure to find the weather for each season. </li></ul></ul>Process
  10. 10. <ul><li>Step 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will use the web sites listed to find the required information to which you've been assigned. They are all very interesting and informative. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As you gather the information please use the following graphic organizer worksheet to organize your research. </li></ul></ul>Process
  11. 11. <ul><li>Step 7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After all of the information is organized, begin to create a travel brochure. The brochure will contain all of the information which you have collected and recorded. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You will make the brochure by using Microsoft Publisher Brochure. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Publisher Brochure Template </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After the brochure has been completed, you will present it to the class. </li></ul></ul>Process
  12. 12. <ul><li>Pennsylvania Facts & Trivia </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania Facts </li></ul><ul><li>PA Fact Monster </li></ul><ul><li>Hershey PA & Hershey Park </li></ul><ul><li>PA Facts </li></ul><ul><li>PA Dutch Country </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission </li></ul><ul><li>State of Independence </li></ul><ul><li>US History </li></ul><ul><li>Visit PA </li></ul><ul><li>Weather Hub </li></ul><ul><li>World Almanac 4 kids Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Information About Philadelphia </li></ul>Resources
  13. 13. Evaluation Graphics do not go with the accompanying text or appear to be randomly chosen. Graphics go well with the text, but there are too few and the brochure seems &quot;text-heavy&quot;. Graphics go well with the text, but there are so many that they distract from the text. Graphics go well with the text and there is a good mix of text and graphics. Graphics/Pictures The brochure's formatting and organization of material are confusing to the reader. The brochure has well-organized information. The brochure has attractive formatting and well-organized information. The brochure has exceptionally attractive formatting and well-organized information. Attractiveness & Organization Fewer than 80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. 89-80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. 99-90% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. All facts in the brochure are accurate. Content - Accuracy There are several grammatical mistakes in the brochure even after feedback from an adult. There are 1-2 grammatical mistakes in the brochure even after feedback from an adult. There are no grammatical mistakes in the brochure after feedback from an adult. There are no grammatical mistakes in the brochure. Writing - Grammar Less than half of the sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. Most sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. Almost all sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. Each section in the brochure has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Writing - Organization 1 2 3 4 CATEGORY
  14. 14. <ul><li>Congratulations , you have finished the brochure! Because of you, many people now know that Pennsylvania is a great place to visit! You will also be able to tell your friends and family some interesting facts about Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>Now you are expert travel agents, so perhaps you can design a brochure for our neighboring states, New York and New Jersey. If you do, check out these web sites & begin completing the spreadsheet: </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>New York </li></ul>Conclusion

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