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1 The Perfect Society A WebQuest on The Giver The Giver By Lois Lowry April 28, 2005

2 The Perfect Society A WebQuest on The Giver INTRODUCTION The Giver describes a perfect society. What makes this community flawless? How has it managed to keep things organized and under perfect control? It seems that man has finally found the ideal way to live until one member of the community starts to uncover flaws.

3 The Perfect Society A WebQuest on The Giver TASK You have been assigned by the elders of the community to investigate why Jonas, a promising young man, chooses to leave the community. What made this gifted individual, chosen to be the Giver, rebel against the norms? What went wrong? What flaws did he reveal in this seemingly perfect community?

4 The Perfect Society A WebQuest on The Giver PROCESS The team will uncover what Jonas finds impossible to live with and fix the flaws in the community. The committee will keep track of all the information they disclose from observations and interviews. The team will collaborate and write their final report for the community to view. The members will present their findings by giving a presentation using multimedia and visual aids.

5 The Perfect Society A WebQuest on The Giver GUIDELINES Students will work in teams of four. Everyone on the team needs to have read The Giver, by Lois Lowry. Each member will interview a member of the community to find out what happened to Jonas. Write individual reports:

6 The Perfect Society A WebQuest on The Giver GUIDELINES The final team report will consist of seven parts: Cover page, Table of Contents, Introduction, Body, Conclusion, Bibliography, and an appendix Each team member will be evaluated for both individual and team work.

7 The Perfect Society A WebQuest on The Giver RESOURCES Students will use the Internet to access information. The final product is a collaborative writing report that sums up all of the members’ interviews. The Interviews will be added to the appendix of the paper.

8 A WebQuest on The Giver Progress Report Journal Students will add 4 entries to the progress report journal. Each entry will be 150 – 200 words minimum. Items to Include A summary and reflection on the black and white and color paintings A summary of the Audio interview and discussion Progress reports of the team work The Perfect Society

9 A WebQuest on The Giver EVALUATION 1 Students will be evaluated for the following team activities: 50 points for the progress report journal 20 points for the audio analysis 15 points for the black and white/color visual discussion 15 points for the final reflection Total: 100 points

10 The Perfect Society A WebQuest on The Giver EVALUATION 2 Students will be evaluated for the WebQuest: 25 points for individual work 25 points for team presentation 50 points for team written paper TOTAL 100 points

11 The Perfect Society A WebQuest on The Giver CONCLUSION The team will include concluding remarks in their final paper. How perfect was the society in The Giver? Did Jonas do the right thing by leaving his community?

12 The Perfect Society A WebQuest on The Giver REFLECTION Students will fill in a reflection form at the end of the WebQuest and send it to their teacher.


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