European Country WebQuest

By Mr. Ben Wellenreiter

 

 

Introduction

Task

Process

Resources

Evaluation

Conclusion

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

     Europe is a continent with many different countries, cultures, and peoples. When selecting a country to study, you have many choices; therefore, you will also be given an additional choice of activities to complete. 

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TASK:

       For this WebQuest, you will have the choice between two activities worth 30 points. Both may include a partner of your choice, or you may do the activity on your own and earn 5 points extra credit. (That’s right, extra-credit). Because you may choose your own partner freely, you will be responsible for each other. This means that you have to hold up “your end of the deal” with your partner, 50% of the work for each partner.

 

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PROCESS:

         You and your partner must select one of the following activities.

1.  Poster Activity

     You will draw the name of a European country out of a hat and do a poster of that country. You will give a short explanation of your poster to the class. Here is what the poster needs to show:

 

Your 2 minute presentation will explain where you got the information and what the most interesting thing you learned about the country. A rubric is on the back.

 

OR YOU MAY SELECT THE….

 

 

2.  Tourism Video Commercial

     You will draw the name of a European country out of a hat and you will produce a 3-5 minute video commercial for that country. Because of the large number of students, you must provide YOUR OWN video recorder and tape. Videos will be shown in class. Here is what the video needs to have…

 

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RESOURCES:

 The CIA World Fact Book; always a good starting point!

 

One World’s Nations Online

 

Maps of Europe

 

This site gives information on SOME of the countries of Europe…not all…

 

Very thorough website containing hundreds of European Links

 

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EVALUATION:

Points   Poster Activity Rubric

2            Name of Country

2            Capital

3            Outline of country

2            Flag of country

2            Official Language of country

2            Any major physical features of the country (mountain chains, rivers, etc. )

2            Population  

2            Something Special about the culture

3            3 “Fun facts” about the country

5            At least 3 graphics. (May be computer generated)

5            Your presentation,

     5=excellent…all info given enthusiastically

                        4= good…all info given

                        3=fair…some info missing

                        2=poor…lots of info missing

                        1=very poor…just you and your poster…no presentation

     /30 points possible

 

 

Points   Tourism Video Commercial Rubric

2            Name of Country

2            Capital

2            Type of currency used

2    What language a tourist should learn before going. (The country’s official language)

2           How a tourist should dress…(because of the climate…not necessarily fashion)

2            Something Special about the culture

2            3 “Fun facts” about the country

2             A motto to get tourists to come to your country…like “Ireland…more than just shamrocks!”

7            Your Presentation,

7= excellent…good writing of script, creative, enthusiastic, all info provided

                        6= good…good writing of script, creative, all info provided

                        5= fair…all info provided…could use more enthusiasm…

                        4= poor…needs better writing and enthusiasm…all info provided

3= very poor…you standing in front of a camera and giving facts…no creativity

2= VERY poor…you standing in front of a camera and missing info…no creativity

1= VERY poor…you standing in front of a camera…doing nothing…

 

  /30 points possible

 

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CONCLUSION:

     Europe is a continent with many different choices and characteristics. Though your selection of activities, you have informed yourself and others about one of the great countries of Europe. Whether a video or poster, alone or with a partner, your exploration of Europe has led to a better understanding of the world around you!