Hispanic Heritage Month       WebQuest
Introduction•   What is common about Cameron Diaz, Charlie Sheen, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Antonio    Banderas, Oscar ...
Task• Your job is to choose one famous Hispanic  American, find out several facts about that  person, then write a brief b...
Process• Visit these sites:• Discover History Makers• Meet 50 notable Hispanic American men and women whove made  a differ...
Conclusion• Take time to learn about other famous  Hispanic Americans that others in your class  chose to learn about. Man...
Evaluation• You will be evaluated on completion of your  slides and the accuracy of the information you  gather on the per...
Resources• Discover History Makers• 50 notable Hispanic American men and women• http://www.slideshare.net/bking/hispanic- ...
Sunshine State StandardsSS.912.A.1                                Use research and inquiry skills to analyzeTitle:        ...
Common Core: Reading Standards for   Literacy in History/Social Studies 6–12• Cite specific textual evidence to support an...
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Hispanic Heritage Webquest

  1. 1. Hispanic Heritage Month WebQuest
  2. 2. Introduction• What is common about Cameron Diaz, Charlie Sheen, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Antonio Banderas, Oscar de la Hoya, Alex Rodríguez and JLo?• They are all Hispanics.• Who are Hispanics? Hispanics are Americans, who trace their ancestry to the Spanish- speaking countries regardless of race.• Hispanics are not just famous in the field of art and music. Did you know that Antonia C. Novello became the first Hispanic person and also the first woman to be appointed as Surgeon General in the United States? Did you know that Ellen Ochoa became the first female Hispanic astronaut? Did you know that Ileana Ros-Lehtinen became the first Hispanic woman and first Cuban American to be elected to the U.S. Congress?• You will find Hispanics in many other fields, who have made many important contributions to American society. Hispanics are the largest minority group in the U.S. today and Spanish is the second most-spoken language. It is obvious that you will all be interacting with Hispanics directly or on directly in your future.• Hispanic Heritage month begins on September 15 and we are going to celebrate it in our school. You, as students of Spanish and Hispanic culture are going to be the school’s cultural ambassadors for promoting Hispanic Heritage and will teach others about them. You are going to focus on famous Hispanics who have made contributions in many fields.
  3. 3. Task• Your job is to choose one famous Hispanic American, find out several facts about that person, then write a brief biographical sketch about that person. You will complete the attached biographical form, adding a picture of your chosen person as well.• These could displayed on our bulletin board to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! The best of the best will be shown to the class!
  4. 4. Process• Visit these sites:• Discover History Makers• Meet 50 notable Hispanic American men and women whove made a difference in the arts, entertainment, sports, world affairs, human rights and history.• Choose a famous Hispanic American• Open “Powerpoint” or comparable slideshow program (10 slides)• Create a Title slide with person’s name and occupation• Add their picture with date of birth & death (if applicable) (slide #2)• List five important facts about your chosen person (slide #3)• Divide these five facts into the next five slides (#4 – 8) and add more information to each, including a picture, sound file or video.• Recap person’s achievements on slide # 9• Bibliography with active links on slide #10• Insert footer with your name, class and period.
  5. 5. Conclusion• Take time to learn about other famous Hispanic Americans that others in your class chose to learn about. Many contributions have been made to Americas culture by people from the Hispanic world!• This assignment was aimed at giving you an insight into the impact that Hispanics have made in our American society.
  6. 6. Evaluation• You will be evaluated on completion of your slides and the accuracy of the information you gather on the person you choose.• Presentation, factual organization and creativity.• Do your best!
  7. 7. Resources• Discover History Makers• 50 notable Hispanic American men and women• http://www.slideshare.net/bking/hispanic- heritage-month-webquest/download
  8. 8. Sunshine State StandardsSS.912.A.1 Use research and inquiry skills to analyzeTitle: American history using primary and secondary sources.Type: StandardSubject: NGSSS: Social StudiesGrade: 912Strand: American HistoryDate Adopted or Last Revised: 12/08
  9. 9. Common Core: Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6–12• Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the• information.• Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over• the course of the text.• Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

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