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Helen Keller WebQuest

  1. 1. Student Page [Teacher Page] Helen Keller WebQuest Title A WebQuest for 7th Grade (Social Studies Introduction ) Designed by Task Anthony DiBacco Process ajd61@zips.uakron.edu Evaluation Conclusion Credits Based on a template from The WebQuest Page
  2. 2. Student Page [Teacher Page] Introduction Title Helen Keller was an American author, Introduction political activist, and lecturer. She was the Task first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Process Arts degree. Evaluation Conclusion You will be paired up in groups of four and will become investigators to research Helen Kellers life. You will research information about her disability and you will as groups present your Credits information to the class.
  3. 3. Student Page [Teacher Page] The Task Title By the end of this WebQuest, you will: Introduction Task • Research the life of Helen Keller by Process exploring websites. Evaluation Conclusion • Create investigation organizers about her life. • Assemble your research from your investigation into a presentation to present to the class. Credits
  4. 4. Student Page [Teacher Page] The Process You are now an investigator looking for information about Title Helen Keller. Introduction 1. Your teacher will divide you into groups of three. Task Each member of your group will choose to be an Process investigator, a private eye, or a detective. Once you Evaluation decide which role you will be taking on print, fill out, and turn in this role sheet in to your teacher. Conclusion 2. Read about Helen Keller. • Find your role and click on the link in the column next to it. • You will be researching about her childhood and education, her young adult life and becoming a champion, and how she became a world leader. • Fill out the graphic organizer that matches your role. Once you are done researching you will share the information you found with your group. • Investigator • Private eye • Detective Credits
  5. 5. Student Page The Process Continued [Teacher Page] Role Website to look at Title Introduction Investigator: Helen’s childhood and Childhood and Education education growing up Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Private eye: Helen as a young woman and Young adult and Champion how she became a champion Detective: Helen turns out to be a world Becoming a World Leader leader Other approved websites and Helen Keller and her story articles: Credits
  6. 6. Student Page The Process Continued [Teacher Page] 3. Now that you are an expert on your topic, share your information with your group by Jigsawing. Also share Title anything else that you found interesting from your Introduction website or other approve website links. Task Process • Go in this order: Investigator, private eye, detective Evaluation Conclusion 4. Now that you have written down all of the information that you and your group members found, you will prepare to make a PowerPoint presentation. Your group will present all of the information you found to the class and explain what you found out about Helen Keller. • Brainstorm ideas of how you want to set up your PowerPoint. • Make sure you know how your role was important and that you can relate what you present back to your research. Credits
  7. 7. Student Page The Process Continued [Teacher Page] 5. Make sure that your PowerPoint follows your research. Make sure that you go in order of how the Title roles were assigned. Introduction Task 6. Make sure to add effects to the PowerPoint and Process pictures you may have found from the websites that were provided for you. Evaluation Conclusion 7. Once your presentation is done you and your group are ready to debut your PowerPoint to the class. Get ready to answer any questions that the class may have for you. Don’t forget to: • Speak loudly • Answer any questions • Make eye contact • Relax Credits • Have fun!
  8. 8. Student Page [Teacher Page] Evaluation Multimedia Project : Helen Keller WebQuest Teacher Name: Mr. DiBacco Title Student Name: ________________________________________ CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Introduction Journals Student maintained focus throughout the research Student mostly maintained focus Most information Student often lacked focus Some information stemmed Student had no focus No information stemmed from assignment Information stemmed from the research from research of the life of research of the life of Helen Task stemmed from research of of the life of Helen Keller Helen Keller Keller the life of Helen Keller Process Evaluation PowerPoint Preperation Group brainstormed excellent ideas for their presentation, Group brainstormed good ideas for their presentation, Group brainstormed ideas for their presentation, but use of Group brainstormed ideas for their presentation, but use of including sequence, font, including sequence, font, sequence, font, color, and sequence, font, color, and Conclusion color, and effects to enhance color, and effects to enhance effects occasionally these effects distract from the the presentation. the presentation. detract from the presentation. presentation. Presentation Well-rehearsed with smooth Rehearsed with fairly smooth Delivery not smooth, but able Delivery not smooth and delivery that holds audience delivery that holds audience to maintain interest of the audience attention often lost. attention. attention most of the time. audience most of the time. Computer Lab Manners Student explored only Student sometimes explored Student often explored other Student did not attempt to websites that were part of the other websites OR worked on websites OR worked on other work on WebQuest while in WebQuest and worked only other assignments. assignments. the computer lab. on WebQuest material. Collaboration with Group Student worked well with Student mostly worked well Student sometimes worked Student did not work well Members others and made excellent with others and made good well with others and with others and made poor use of time. use of time. sometimes made good use of use of time. time. Credits
  9. 9. Student Page [Teacher Page] Conclusion Title • Now that you have learned about the life of Helen Introduction Keller, you are ready to present to the class what Task you have acquired. You are now masters of Process information of a legendary woman who overcame difficult disabilities. Evaluation Conclusion • Meet with other students in your grade who have researched the same person as your group and discuss your findings. You may be able to find differences and similarities in information. Credits
  10. 10. Student Page Credits & References [Teacher Page] Rubistar: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/ Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net Title Slideshare WebQuest: Introduction http://www.slideshare.net/mkcroskey/webquest-on- Task webquests-for-educators-11696376 Process Springboard: http://springboard.uakron.edu Evaluation Webquest.org: http://webquest.org/index.php Wikispaces: http://wikispaces.com Conclusion A DiBacco’s Wiki: http://adibacco.wikispaces.com/ American Foundation for the Blind: http://www.afb.org/section.asp?sectionID=1 Helen Keller Museum: http://www.afb.org/braillebug/hkmuseum.asp Common Core State Standards: http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards Credits
  11. 11. [Student Page]Teacher Page Curriculum Standards (Teacher) Standards Ohio State Standards History/Social Studies • Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. • Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions • Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered). • Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text. • By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. Credits