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Culture Quest


Overview | Introduction | The Task | The Quest | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits/Resources

This web quest is designed for students who are studying Language Arts and Social Studies.  Students will work in collaborative groups to make cultural connections among Indigenous Peoples throughout the world.
Students are working on culture and languages and the connections that all societies share.  The students have learned what ties bind Americans through the medium of art work such as paintings, poems, inventions and architecture.  Students have been introduced to cultural barriers such as language and philosophy.  Each student has completed a unit on Information Technology and is familiar with such programs such as Word, Internet browsing, Publisher and PowerPoint.  Further, each student has been assigned an email account.
In this project, students will be required to search the Internet, research Indigenous Peoples from each continent and teach the rest of the class what they have learned through a presentation of the group's choosing.  Presentation mediums include, but are not limited to:  creating a newsletter; a PowerPoint presentation; a WebQuest; etc. 


Students will:
1. Work in collaborative groups.
2. Research diverse groups of people.
3. Delegate responsibility.
4. Understand language and cultural differences.
Computer skills:
1. Use electronic medium to do research.
2. Create a visual presentation.
3. Email teacher journal entries of trip.
Content learned:
1. Writing in varied forms (formal for presentation, and informal journal entries).
2. Vocabulary words fo the Native Peoples.
3. Cultural representations of a group of people.
4. Geography and Art History.
Student needs:
1. Once computer for every group (3-4 students).
2. MS Word, PowerPoint, and/or Publisher.
3. Computer with Internet capabilities.
4. Email account established for each student

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