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1 WEB QUEST ON LITTERING 4 TH Grade Created by Jamie Andrews

2 INTRODUCTION : Hi! We are about to go on a green adventure! GOALS : We are going to learn about littering and we will experience what it is like to make a difference in our community!

3 Activities As a class, we will go to a local park to pick up litter. We will separate into four groups. One group will pick up plastics; one will pick up aluminum; one will pick up paper; and one will pick up the remaining trash. One student, from one group, will take pictures of the park before picking up the litter. Two students from the next two groups, will take turns taking pictures of all the students picking up the litter. Another student will take pictures of the litter we have collected. In their groups, students will then discuss the causes and effects of littering and cleaning up litter. They will then do some research with the websites provided. The students will then make a power point in their groups, with a solution to the littering problem. Then, as a class, the students will take a vote and choose one solution and they will make a petition with the solution to the litter problem. The students will then take the petition around the school and ask the faculty and staff if they will sign it. The students will also each take a petition home to have their parents sign it and maybe their family and friends with the permission of their parents. Finally the students will present their solution to the mayor of the city and then give him/her the petition they have created.

4 Timeline On the first day of the project, the class will spend the afternoon at the park to pick up litter. On the second day, the students will have time to do their research and discuss the causes and effects of littering and cleaning up litter. They will then have the next two to three days to make their power points based on a solution to the littering problem. On the next day of the project, the students will vote on one solution and make a petition and they will each get a copy. They will then take the petition around the school. Then they will bring their petitions home and return them within a few days. On the last day of the project, the students will present their power point and petition to the mayor of the city.

5 Resources No MOre Trash! | -Facts f f

6 Evaluation & Grading Rubric Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on their participation in the litter pick-up and the group discussion and research. The students will also be evaluated by the completion of their power points. Finally the students will be evaluated on their participation in voting for a single solution and creating the petition. Grading Rubric: Grading Rubric.docx

7 A Sample Power Point Sample Power Point for Web Quest.

8 Content Standards Teacher Standards for Social Studies, Standard A: Geography Performance Standards - Grade 4 A.4.4 Describe and give examples of ways in which people interact with the physical environment, including use of land, location of communities, methods of construction, and design of shelters A.4.8 Identify major changes in the local community that have been caused by human beings, such as a construction project, a new highway, a building torn down, or a fire; discuss reasons for these changes; and explain their probable effects on the community and the environment A.4.9 Give examples to show how scientific and technological knowledge has led to environmental changes, such as pollution prevention measures, air- conditioning, and solar heating

9 Student Tech Standards Creativity and Innovation Communication and Collaboration Research and Information Fluency Critical Thinking, Problem Solving & Decision Making Digital Citizenship Technology Operations and Concepts

10 Teacher Tech Standards Teachers Motivate Student Learning and Creativity Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Model Digital ‐ Age Work and Learning Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

11 Teacher notes The Litter Clean-up Project is meant to be a lesson in understanding our community. Students have one week to gather information, discuss cause and effect, and come up with a solution to a problem. They will create a power point and a petition. They will also get to meet the mayor of their city.

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