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Webquest 1970's

  1. 1. Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] 1970’s Designed by Dominic Buttice [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page Photo by Marshall Astor - Food Pornographer (Flickr.com) Photo by pingnews.com (Flickr.com) Photo by erin watson photography (flickr.com)
  2. 2. Introduction Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] For the next few days we will be studying the 1970’s in the United States. In order to properly understand the literature that we will be reading later we will need to understand the mindset and the situation of the 1970’s. We will start with a bit of information from the end of the 1960’s to set up the stage for the 1970’s, we will learn about the people the government, the music and the movies and television. Everything we find will help answer the question: What was happening in the 1970’s?
  3. 3. The Task Student Page Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>You are all journalists! Your job is to research and write an article about a specific topic of the 1970’s. Choose which topic interests you and research, the ideas below are just that, ideas, research and write about whatever interests you most. You must work together in the end to comprise all the articles and create a newspaper using Microsoft Publisher. </li></ul><ul><li>Topics can include: </li></ul><ul><li>1968 to 1970 : historical introduction to the 1970’s </li></ul><ul><li>Government: presidents and policies etc… </li></ul><ul><li>The Counter Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnam War: the draft, effects on the United States or effects on the soldiers, war literature etc… </li></ul><ul><li>The Cold War </li></ul><ul><li>Protests: anti-war protests or other protests, leading protesters etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Environmentalism: ideas, leaders etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Music: a popular band, genre, singer or musician etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Television: a popular series, television star or the first televised war etc... </li></ul><ul><li>Movies: a popular movie, genre, director or actor etc... </li></ul><ul><li>Literature: popular forms of literature (magazines, novels, memoirs…), popular authors etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Anything else you can think of! (just come talk to me first) </li></ul>Title
  4. 4. The Process Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>Gather your pens and your pads of paper, it is time to start researching: </li></ul><ul><li>First choose a partner, you will be doing the research in teams of two </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a topic from the list </li></ul><ul><li>Use the web links for your research. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a specific facet to your topic and write a one page article, including a title and citing your sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Compile your work and create the newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Decades of Change 1960-1980: Outline of U.S. history </li></ul><ul><li>American Cultural History 1970-1979 </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline of the 1970's </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnam War </li></ul><ul><li>Cold War 1970's </li></ul><ul><li>1960's-1970's: Civil rights, Vietnam and protest </li></ul><ul><li>1970's Energy Crisis </li></ul><ul><li>1970's </li></ul>
  5. 5. Evaluation Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4 Score Relevant Topic and Group Work Topic not relevant to the material. Little or no collaborating, partners were not together, partners did not stay on task Topic questionably relevant to the material. Little or no collaborating, partners did not stay on task. Topic relevant to the material. Little collaboration, only one student doing the work. Topic relevant and partners collaborate during research and writing. Research No research and no bibliography There was little research done, no bibliography Little research and short bibliography Multiple sources all in the bibliography Article Less than half a page , no title, multiple spelling errors, no focus or development of the topic Less than a page, no title, multiple spelling errors, Little focus or development of the topic A full page with title, few spelling errors, adequate focus and development of the topic Full page with title, no spelling errors, good focus and development of topic Newspaper No title, no organization, missing numerous articles Titled but poorly organized, missing a few articles Titled neatly organized, missing a few articles Titled and neatly organized, includes all articles
  6. 6. Conclusion Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] <ul><li>This project will help you: </li></ul><ul><li>work as a team </li></ul><ul><li>Become a better researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Become a better writer </li></ul><ul><li>Give you experience writing articles </li></ul><ul><li>Give you experience creating a newspaper/newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the cultural and historical context of the 1970’s </li></ul><ul><li>In order to better understand the literature of a certain time period it is helpful to understand the mindset of the people. You have researched the culture and the history of the 1970’s and wrote an article focusing on a specific aspect of this time period; your knowledge of the 1970’s has grown. Now is the time to start a piece of literature from the historical literary criticism perspective. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Credits & References Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] http://www.epa.gov/history/timeline/70.htm http://www.vietnamwar.com/ http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade70.html http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/histryotln/decades.htm http://www.coldwar.org/articles/70s/index.asp http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24714290#storyContinued http://www.colorado.edu/AmStudies/lewis/2010/anxiety.htm Template from: The WebQuest Page and The WebQuest Slideshare Group
  8. 8. 1970’s (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Designed by Dominic Buttice [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion Photo by erin watson photography (flickr.com) Photo by Marshall Astor - Food Pornographer (Flickr.com) Photo by pingnews.com (Flickr.com)
  9. 9. Introduction (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson was designed for EDUC 331, a technology class helping future teachers understand and utilize technology for the purpose of improving education This lesson is designed to introduce the students to a certain time period, 1970’s. The students each choose certain aspects of the 1970’s research the topic, write and article and publish it in a mock newspaper. The main idea here is that before the students delve into 1970’s literature its is helpful that the students have some background knowledge on the subject. This project also teaches historic literary criticism. Not only are they gaining great knowledge for the class but they are practicing research, communication and writing skills. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  10. 10. Learners (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This project is designed for 11 th and 12 th grade English literature classes. In order to receive the credit for the project the student must collaborate with a partner, research a topic and write an article. The project focuses mainly on history, however the students are gaining great insight into the time period from which they will be reading a novel later. Prior to this project the students do not need to know anything about the 1970’s. The main focus of this project is to introduce the era to the students. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  11. 11. Curriculum Standards (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page <ul><li>Gather, organize, interpret, and analyze information related to academic content areas from various sources by writing and elaborating on gathered information. </li></ul><ul><li>Use writing format appropriate to genre and audience and purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Use conventional spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and syntax. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize the relationships among the various parts of a nation's cultural life. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition: </li></ul><ul><li>Creative production </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Computer/Internet skills </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Publisher </li></ul>Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  12. 12. The Process (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page <ul><li>Student process: Gather your pens and your pads of paper, it is time to start researching: </li></ul><ul><li>First choose a partner, you will be doing the research in teams of two </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a topic from the list </li></ul><ul><li>Use the web links for your research. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a specific facet to your topic and write a one page article, including a title and citing your sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Compile your work and create the newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>The project may take 2-3 days depending on how long your class is. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are able to choose their partners. If there is an odd number of students there can be groups of thee or a single person. </li></ul><ul><li>This project takes no experience at all. Just time management skills to make sure the students are on task doing their research and writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Variations </li></ul><ul><li>It would be simple to change the time period from 1970’s to any era. </li></ul>Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  13. 13. Resources (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page <ul><li>What is necessary? </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>A computer lab </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.epa.gov/history/timeline/70.htm : Government website, a timeline of the 1970’s </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.vietnamwar.com/ : Dedicated to the entirety of the Vietnam war </li></ul><ul><li>http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade70.html : Large collection of cultural aspects of the 1970’s, comprised by college students </li></ul><ul><li>http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/histryotln/decades.htm : Government website, a chapter dealing with 1960’s-1980’s </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.coldwar.org/articles/70s/index.asp </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24714290#storyContinued : Article dealing with civil rights, protests and Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.colorado.edu/AmStudies/lewis/2010/anxiety.htm : numerous topics concerning the 1970’s, designed for a class </li></ul>Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  14. 14. Evaluation (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page Students must show that they can effectively research and write an article. The most important thing is that the students get an overview of the time period. The students ought to understand that this project will help them read the literature from a historical literary criticism This project is mainly guided to set up the class for a piece of literature in a specific era. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  15. 15. Teacher Script (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page <ul><li>Introduce the web quest. Explain what a web quest is if some of the students have not heard of one before. Explain that internet research is a necessary tool for the future and this project will mix well with the literature coming up in the course. </li></ul><ul><li>First the students will choose a partner, and will begin researching in teams of two </li></ul><ul><li>The students will choose a topic from the list </li></ul><ul><li>They can use the web links for their research. </li></ul><ul><li>Help the students choose a specific facet to their topic and guide them as they write a one page article, including a title and citing sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Help the class compile their work and create the newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>It is important that the students understand the historical literary criticism of the web quest. </li></ul><ul><li>The writing and research portion of the quest should take the longest. If time is short it is possible to create the newspaper your self and distribute to the students. </li></ul><ul><li>This page is linked to the Process segment off of the Teacher Page </li></ul>Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  16. 16. Conclusion (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page This lesson and project will help the students in many ways. For one, the internet is becoming more and more useful and important to our future, it is necessary that our students understand and learn how to use the internet properly and efficiently. Through this assignment the students will have the chance to read and to analyze different types of documents through the internet: articles, chapters of books and web pages. The students will also learn the history of the U.S. during the 1970’s and be able to apply this knowledge later in class, and introduction to literary criticism. The students will also gain collaborative experience through the creation of the newspaper and learn the inner workings of Microsoft Publisher. Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion
  17. 17. Credits & References (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page http://www.epa.gov/history/timeline/70.htm http://www.vietnamwar.com/ http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade70.html http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/histryotln/decades.htm http://www.coldwar.org/articles/70s/index.asp http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24714290#storyContinued http://www.colorado.edu/AmStudies/lewis/2010/anxiety.htm The WebQuest Page and The WebQuest Slideshare Group Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion

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