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1 Flat Stanley Tours America
A WebQuest for 2nd grade language arts Designed by Cathy Walker Introduction |Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

2 Introduction As you know, Flat Stanley is a very special boy – when that bulletin board fell on him and squashed him flat, he became just the right size to travel through the mail. Sit back and think for a minute about some of your favorite adventures that you read about when we read Flat Stanley. Do you like to travel? Is there somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, but haven’t? Well, here’s your chance to travel with a friend and Stanley, so go pack your bags, and let’s get started! Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

3 The Task You and a classmate (your travel partner) are going to go with Stanley as he travels to 5 exciting cities in the United States – a different city every day for 5 days! Along the way, you’ll explore each city and find out who lives there, what they do, what they like to eat, and some of their favorite places to go. You’ll be able to keep a scrapbook to remember your adventures, track Stanley’s travels on a map, and then you’ll get to send Flat Stanley to one of your very special friends or relatives for a visit. I can’t wait to see where you’ll go! Introduction | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

4 The Process To complete your tour with Stanley, you need to do the following steps – and be sure to pay close attention to the directions! First, I will assign travel partners – together, you will explore the WebQuest and complete the scrapbook. Then, you’ll explore the WebQuest and tour the cities. As you go, you’ll complete your scrapbook. Then, you’ll decorate your scrapbook – be creative! Next, you’ll print out and complete this map. Now you’ll be ready to write a friendly letter to a friend or relative about Stanley. You’ll include Flat Stanley and directions for his visit. Use Word to write your letter in your own words. Don’t forget the envelope! When he returns, we’ll track his travels on our classroom map. Introduction |Task | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

5 Resources – Day 1 Hmmm, I wonder where Stanley’s going first – click here to find out! What a huge city – and so many things to explore. Like this! You’ve got to be getting hungry! This is a famous restaurant here. Check out the menus link and see if you can find the kids’ menu. Off for a sightseeing tour – a statue, a millionaire, a park, a famous building, and a stop for shopping. Take your time and explore – there’s lots to see. And be sure to complete today’s scrapbook page! Introduction |Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

6 Resources – Day 2 Where is Stanley off to today? Click here to find out. Oh, be sure to click on “programs” on the right! Want to see something “swimmingly” wonderful? Click here for a great attraction in this city – and be sure to check out the “teachers and kids” button. The Olympic games were held here – this is the park where all of the athletes gathered. Everybody loves to go to the oops, I almost told you! Click here to see what Stanley’s up to – and get a cub update. Don’t forget today’s scrapbook page! Introduction |Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

7 Resources – Day 3 Giddyup! Now, where is Stanley off to today? Click here to find out. Click here to find out more about this city’s history, weather, and some fun facts. Hungry? Click here and see what folks here love. Get out your hats and boots – Stanley’s off to try to wrangle up some fun here. Have fun exploring! Calling all football fans! This is one of the most famous teams in history – and they are from this city. Yawn – what a day! Time to “hit the hay” at this famous hotel, after today’s scrapbook page. Introduction |Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

8 Resources – Day 4 Hold on to your hats gang, it’s windy here. Well, forget your hats – better hold on to Stanley! You’re in for a fun-filled day here. Make sure you scroll down and meet Sue – she’s interactive. Explore the tallest building in North America. Bet you’ve worked up an appetite, huh? Click here to learn about the best thing to eat here for lunch. Click here to learn about how “nutritious” it is. End your day here – it’s tons of fun! Don’t forget your scrapbook! Introduction |Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

9 Resources – Day 5 Here we are, the last day of your journey with Flat Stanley. He’s a long way from where he started – click here to see where he is today. This is one of the most famous bridges in the world – check it out! There’s a lot to see, do – and eat – at this major attraction. Be sure to click the “history” button. When you need to get around town, this is definitely the way to go! Dessert anyone? A sweet finish to your trip – now go finish your scrapbook! Introduction |Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

10 Evaluation 0-10 Level of work/ Points None/Beginner 0-3 Developing 4-7
Excellent 8-10 Score Scrapbook Untidy, little color, incomplete, no front/back cover, misspellings Fairly neat, some color missing, front/back cover included, few misspellings Neat, completely colored, very creative, front/back cover decorated, no misspellings 0-10 Map Incomplete, inaccurate mileage, sloppy Mostly complete, few errors, some color, legible handwriting Complete, accurate mileage, accurately labeled, neat Flat Stanley No color, not cut out cleanly, did not follow instructions Some color, fairly well cut out Completely colored in, very neat Letter Incomplete, did not follow directions, missing components, sloppy Components intact with few mistakes, legible handwriting, few misspellings All components included, excellent handwriting, no misspellings Introduction |Task | Process | Resources | Conclusion | Credits | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

11 Conclusion Congratulations! You’ve just completed a whirlwind tour across the United States with Flat Stanley, and designed a scrapbook, finished a map, wrote a letter, and said, “Goodbye,” to Flat Stanley. Whew! Did you have fun? Would you like to know more about traveling? Check out this site or this one, or use Google to search “U. S. travel” on your own. Learn more about the Flat Stanley Project here. Or, go to the library, grab a good book, put your feet up, and see what adventures await you inside. You’re only limited by your imagination! Introduction |Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Credits | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

12 Credits Web Resources: Visit NYC www.nycvisit.com/home/index.cfm
Kids Night on Broadway Tavern on the Green Statue of Liberty Trump Tower Central Park Empire State Building FAO Schwartz Atlanta Georgia Aquarium Centennial Park Zoo Atlanta Dallas CVB Sonny Bryans BBQ Fort Worth Stockyards Dallas Regency Hyatt Introduction |Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

13 Credits Web Resources: Choose Chicago www.choosechicago.com
The Field Museum Sears Tower Wikipedia Unos Pizza Navy Pier Only in San Francisco PBS Fishermans Wharf SF Cable Car Ghirardelli Yahoo Maps Mapquest U. S. Parks USA Tourist Introduction |Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

14 Credits Web Resources Other Resources Google www.google.com
NCES Blank map from 50 States Friendly letter demonstration from Study Zone Blank Flat Stanley template from The Flat Stanley Project Book graphic from Ed Helper WebQuest Tennessee Curriculum Standards Other Resources WebQuest template – Dr. G. Rakes, University of Tennessee at Martin Finally, a big “thank you” to Dale Hubert and the Flat Stanley Project, for permission to use Flat Stanley’s images and copyrighted material. Introduction |Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Learning Objectives | Curriculum Standards

15 Objectives Using the WebQuest Websites and provided scrapbook template, the second grade student will compile at least ten separate pieces of information on the geography or demographics of five major cities in the U.S. Using the WebQuest Websites and a calculator, the second grade student will calculate the distance that Flat Stanley traveled between cities. Using a template, the second grade student will compose a friendly letter, correctly using salutation, body of at least three paragraphs, signature, and correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Upon completion, the second grade student will note the location of the five cities on a blank U. S. map. The students will produce a completed scrapbook that reflects creativity, originality of thought, and displays individual expression within the scrapbook template. Introduction |Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Curriculum Standards

16 Curriculum Standards Social Studies: Geography
Standard 3.0: Geography enables the students to see, understand and appreciate the web of relationships between people, places, and environments. Students will use the knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts within the six essential elements of geography: world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment and society, and the uses of geography. Learning Expectations: 3.01 Understand how to use maps, globes, and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process and report information from a spatial perspective. 3.02 Recognize the interaction between human and physical systems around the world. 3.03 Demonstrate how to identify and locate major physical and political features on globes and maps. Performance Indicator: 3.3.spi.6. utilize skills to locate a place using cardinal directions and symbols given an appropriate map with a key. Math Standard 1.0: The student will develop number and operation sense needed to represent numbers and number relationships verbally, symbolically, and graphically and to compute fluently and make reasonable estimates in problem solving. 1.1 Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems. 1.2 Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another. 1.3 Solve problems, compute fluently, and make reasonable estimates. Introduction |Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Learning Objectives

17 Curriculum Standards Language Arts: Writing Performance Indicators:
3.1.spi.10. solve real-world problems using addition or subtraction of whole numbers Language Arts: Writing Standard 2.0: The student will develop the structural and creative skills of the writing process necessary to produce written language that can be read, presented to, and interpreted by various audiences. Learning Expectations: Write in a variety of modes and genres Introduction |Task | Process | Resources | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Learning Objectives


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