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1 Exploring Our World A WebQuest created by Anthony Borgia

2 Menu Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page

3 Introduction I am planning on taking a vacation this summer, but I am not really sure where to go. I need your help. As you already know, the world we live in is a very diverse and complex place. There are hundreds of countries in the world, all with their own physical and cultural characteristics. I need you to help me decide where to take my vacation by researching a foreign country and showing me what life is like there.

4 Task For this project, you will be working with a partner researching a country and creating an interactive poster on Glogster highlighting important facts and attractions about the country. When you are finished creating the poster, you will share your findings with the rest of the class.Glogster

5 Process Step 1  Each group should select a country and research it by visiting the following websites.  These are only a few examples of websites you can use as a starting point to your research, there are many other websites available, both general and specific to your country. Please feel free to research additional websites and bring them to the attention of the class if they are helpful.

6 Process (cont.) Step 2  Each group should do a Google search about their particular country to find the following information.Google Capital City Famous Landmarks Tourist Attractions Climate Wildlife Commerce (Agriculture/Industry) Daily Lifestyle Government

7 Process (cont.) Step 3  Groups should locate and download photos that are relevant to their country. These photos should include but not be limited to pictures of the country’s flag, famous sites and landmarks, and tourist attractions.

8 Process (cont.) Step 4  Groups should log onto Glogster and create their interactive posters. Each group’ poster should include a minimum of the following:Glogster  Five photographs, including a photo of the countries flag  Identify the capital city and population  Show at least two (2) famous landmarks and/or tourist attractions  Describe the weather of the country and the wildlife found there  Identify the type of government in the country  Identify at least two (2) types of commerce Ex: agriculture, industry

9 Process (cont.) Step 5  The students will present their Glogster posters to the class. Each presentation should take between three and five minutes and focus on the information contained on the poster.

10 Evaluation

11 Conclusion I would like to congratulate everyone on a job well done. Because of your hard work on this project, I learned a lot of new information about different countries throughout the world. One important thing to keep in mind is that the world continues to evolve and become more diverse. Because of this, it is good to have knowledge of other countries, because whether you realize it or not, we are becoming more like one another every day.

12 Credits Wikipedia Permission  Permission is granted for others to use and modify this WebQuest for educational, non-commercial purposes as long as the original authorship is credited. The modified WebQuest may be shared only under the same conditions. See the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike for details.Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike

13 Teacher Page Mr. Borgia – Introduction Learners Standards Resources

14 Mr. Borgia - Introduction I originally made this WebQuest as a project in a graduate education class. This will be a lesson the students do in the middle of the school year when they already have a solid background in geography. For this lesson to be most successful, the students should have a background in the five themes of geography and various world cultures.

15 Learners The learners are mostly ninth graders with a few tenth and eleventh graders possibly mixed in. They are both female and male high school students who may or may not have a geography background.

16 Standards Pennsylvania Standards 7.2.9.A – Explain the physical characteristics of places and regions including spatial patterns of Earth’s physical systems. 7.3.9.B - Explain the characteristics of places and regions by their cultural characteristics. 7.3.9.D – Explain the human characteristics of places and regions by their economic characteristics

17 Resources The internet is essential for this lesson. Additional resources that may help students include books, maps, atlases, travel magazines, and posters. A computer lab would also be a big help to the students because they do not have to worry about sharing a few computers in a classroom.

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