Purpose: Students are completing this webquest not only to learn more about WV history, but to learn to use resources to find and incorporate found information into a project, paper, or presentation.
Objectives: - Using technology to find needed information, not accessible otherwise
-Weeding out that which is useful (information,) from that which is not
-Mastering technology to create a slideshow presentation
-Working with others who are like-minded to create a stronger, shared argument
-Respecting and listening to the perspectives and opinions of others, while still defending one’s own
Learner Description: This is appropriate for grades 9-11, because it requires students to not only use resources to find information, but to weed through what information is needed and what is not. Students are learning to incorporate useful information that enhances their writing, projects, and presentations.
- ELA.9.R.C3.3- analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums of informational texts (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account. (CCSS RI.9-10.7)
- ELA.9.R.C3.4- delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in an informational text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning. (CCSS RI.9-10.8)
- ELA.9.SL.C14.1- present information, findings and supporting evidence clearly, concisely and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance and style are appropriate to purpose, audience and task. (CCSS SL.9-10.4)