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WEBQUESTS AND CRITICAL THINKING Using Web Quests to Promote Critical Thinking about Terrorism, Homeland Security and Emergency Management:

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1 WEBQUESTS AND CRITICAL THINKING Using Web Quests to Promote Critical Thinking about Terrorism, Homeland Security and Emergency Management:

2 Why Web Quests? Bernie Dodge and Tom Marsh Comment on Webquest.org:

3 So, in a Nutshell here is how to make a Web quest:

4 Some original templates are available at WebQuest.org

5 How to create a Terrorism Web Quest: First, go to a search engine: Type in words like “terrorism or “Oklahoma City Bombing”

6 Tom March contends Web quests are a Process not Just Parts:

7 “Process” means….

8 Part of a web quest on terrorism by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson from:

9 Another web quest on terrorism by Tom March from: flow.com/members/tmarch/freedom2/webquest.htm flow.com/members/tmarch/freedom2/webquest.htm flow.com/members/tmarch/freedom2/webquest.htm

10 It is important to include pictures:

11 You should include a worksheet like this one from Tom March.

12 Another example Of a worksheet, Note check boxes instead of blanks:

13 Another form of assessment is to require students to create a Graph such as a Venn Diagram

14 Here is a blank chart of a Venn Diagram from “Smart Draw.”

15 Here is a partially complete Venn Diagram on Terrorism

16 Decision Tree can be another type of assignment comparing two incidents

17 Conclusion Web Quests can be an excellent tool to promote critical thinking in a class on terrorism, emergency management or homeland security. It is important to include the following processes: Introduction Task Information sources Process steps Guidance Conclusion


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