What is a WebQuest?
A WebQuest is an inquiry- type of lesson which is student centered and most of the work involves the use of the Internet as a research tool. WebQuests involve Higher Order Thinking and are great lessons for the high school- age learner.
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A great tool in the creation of WebQuests that also offers free server space is “QuestGarden”. You can even edit already existing WebQuests to your own particular needs.
If you would like to include any WebQuests on this resource page, please contact Mrs. Melissa Shoff at the High School. This site was designed as part of a project in Buffalo State College’s “The Microcomputer in the Instructional Program”cClass taught by Dr. John Thompson. Most of the WebQuests were found using “WebQuest.org”.
Scroll down to see WebQuests from the following departments:
ENGLISH/ LANGUAGE ARTS
GUIDANCE/ MARYVALE 101
PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ HEALTH
What Religion Will Reign Supreme?- Students will use their knowledge of world religions to create their own.
RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS:
Search for the Definition of Man- Students will act as a scientist exploring the beginnings of man and early migrations.
I Want My Mummy- Students explore the Ancient Nile River Valley civilization.
CivQuest- Students will create a museum dedicated to the Ancient Civilizations.
All Roads Lead to Rome- Students will create a brochure that shows life in the Roman Empire.
McCeasar -Students will learn about Roman food.
Roman Houses- Students will explore the social structure of the Roman Empire.
The Byzantine Empire and the Rise of Russia- Students have a choice in how they report their findings on the Byzantine Empire.
The Quest for Chivalry- Students will report of examples of chivalry to the Knights of the Round Table.
Feudal Times- Students will recreate the role of a person living in the Middle Ages.
The Mongol Empire- Students will create a PowerPoint Presentation about the history of the Mongol Empire.
Mongols- Students will create a map showing Mongol conquests.
RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION:
The Renaissance- Students will explore the characteristics and painting of the Renaissance.
Martin Luther and the Reformation - Students will create a PowerPoint Presentation that shows the importance of Martin Luther.
Renaissance - Students will research a famous individual from the Renaissance and will write dialogue during a dinner party.
The World of the Ancient Maya - Students will explore the artifacts of the Ancient Maya.
European Exploration- Students will create journal entries of famous European explorers of the New World.
Civilizations of America - Students will explore the Maya, Aztec, and Inca Empires.
AGE OF ABSOLUTISM AND SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION:
Louis XIV and Absolutism - Students will create a newsletter of Louis XIV’s life.
ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
Rank the Causes of the French Revolution”- Students will create a PowerPoint Presentation of the most important causes of the French Revolution.
French Revolution- Students will design a newspaper showing the different groups during the French Revolution.
LATIN AMERICAN REVOLUTION/ UNIFICATION OF GERMANY AND ITALY
Mexican Independence - Students will design and create a museum exhibit that showcases the history of Mexican Independence from Spain.
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION/ MEIJI RESTORATION
Innovations and Art Movements Of the Industrial Revolution- Students will create a timeline of the Industrial Revolution.
IMPERIALISM IN INDIA AND AFRICA
Constructing Lasting Peace- Students will create a peace treaty between India and Pakistan.
Imperialism in Africa- Students act as foreign newspaper editors showing Imperialism in Africa.
WWI AND THE RUSSIAN REVOLTUION
All Quiet on the Western Front - Students will explore the roles of different groups of people in WWI.
Marx and Nietzsche: An Analysis of Philosophy- Students will learn about the theory of communism.
Best (and Worst) Dictators- Students will convince others that their assigned dictator was the greatest dictator in the Inter-War period.
The War At Home- Students will teach a lesson based on one aspect of WWII in London.
The Victims of the Holocaust - Students create a Holocaust memorial.
Totalitarian Governments in the Inter-War Period- Students will research the rise of totalitarian governments in Europe between WWI and WWII.
The Berlin Wall- Students will write newspaper articles showing the Berlin Wall from different perspectives.
From Revolting to Revolution- Students will use the book and movie, Animal Farm to create a presentation about changing school rules.
CHINESE COMMUNIST REVOLUTION
Examining Different Aims- Students will explore the CCP and the GMD.
China: Roots of Revolution- Students will create a documentary for the State Department on the Chinese Communist Revolution.
Challenge, Intrigue, and Perspective: Process to Change- Students will create a peace plan for the Middle East.
Arab- Israeli Conflict- Another idea for writing a peace plan for the Middle East.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?- Dinner party that acts a review for the Global Regents Exam.
UN Conference on Human Security- United Nations simulation with modern-day events.
Students United for Humanity- Another United Nations simulation.
Never Again! Again? - Students explore the issue and history of genocide.
European Union- Students will explore the workings of the European Union. Site can be viewed in English or Spanish.
I Will Remember You- Students will write a “what if” story about a historical event.
Conflict in Darfur- Students will become members of the United Nations dealing with the problems at Darfur.
Sub Sahara Africa: Continent in Turnmoil- Students will create a video that shows the conflicts in modern Africa.
Kosovo War Crimes - Students will put people on trial for human rights violations.
FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT:
Liberty- Students will create a book that shows the foundations of American ideals.
1776 Letter- Students will write letters as though they were representatives during the Second Continential Congress.
Considering Independence- Students will assume the role of a person during the time of the American Revolution.
Acts of Parliament- Students will defend the British before and during the American Revolution.
US CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT:
Birth of a Bill - Students will write a Congressional Bill for a special interest group.
We Were There- Students will be part of the Constitutional Convention.
US Constitution and Judicial Appointments- Students will learn how the three branches work and check each other.
You Have the Right To... - Students will write a letter to a public official about one of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights
THE CRITICAL PERIOD
Living History- Students will assume the roles of the first few Presidents on a talk show setting.
NATIONALISM AND SECTIONALISM:
The Crossroads of our Being... - Students will design a US Civil War Memorial.
Exploring the Perspectives of the Civil War- Students will write persuavise essays about the causes of the Civil War.
Voting Restrictions and Elections- Students will learn about voting restrictions for African Americans and women throughout US History.
Slavery- Students will create a newspaper that shows the plight of African Americans over time.
Robber Barons- Students will put the Captains of Industry on trial.
The Gilded Age- Students will create a documentary about Industrialization in America
EFFECTS OF INDUSTRIALIZATION:
A Nation of Immigrants- Students will create a story of a family of immigrants.
Glass Slippers Just Won’t Do- Students will create a “Break the Sterotypes” museum in Washington, DC that shows the Women’s Rights Movement.
US AS A WORLD POWER:
The Great Alaskan Purchase- Students will debate the positives and negatives of the “Seward’s Folly”.
The Roaring Twenties - Students will create a 1920s- themed party.
Extra Extra! The Decade of the 1920s in Review- Students will create a magazine of the 1920s.
Inherit the Wind- Students will explore the trial of John Scopes.
THE GREAT DEPRESSION:
What Caused the Whole Mess: Causes of the Great Depression- Students will report to the President on the causes of the Great Depression.
Social Security: A Challenge in the 21st Century- Students will explore the history of Social Security and current issues surrounding it
AMERICA IN WWII:
America First? - Students will create WWII propaganda.
Memories of the Lost Voices: Japanese Americans in WWII- Students will create PowerPoint Presentations showing Japanese American interment in WWII.
Attack at Pearl Harbor- Students will create a newspaper that shows different roles during the attack at Pearl Harbor.
AMERICA, 1950- PRESENT
Could It Happen Again? - Students will explore current events and current American forging policy to see if a terrorist attack could happen again.
The Crucible- Students will explore, compare, and contrast persecutions of people throughout American history.
I Was Part of the Movement- Students will be part of the Civil Rights Movement.
Echoes of a Dream- Students will explore the impact of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Vietnam War and the 1960s- Students will explore everything there is to know about the Vietnam War.
Vietnam War- Students will learn about famous people and events of the Vietnam War.
Whistle-stop Campaigning- Students will create or recreate a whistle stop campaign from Truman’s famous 1948 Presidential campaign.
The Civil Rights Struggle- Students will create a display showing the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
Cold War Museum- Students will design a proposal for a Cold War Museum.
Voting Restrictions and Elections- Students will learn about voting restrictions for African Americans and women throughout US History.
Take a Stand Against Hate- Students will participate in one of the country’s First Amendment rights- a silent protest.
You Have the Right To…- Students will write a letter to a public official about one of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights.
Outraged Citizen- Students will determine who their elected officials are and will write letters to them.
Political Activism- Students will use the principles of the Declaration of Independence and determine what motivates them to be an active citizen.
Rock the Vote- Students will create a television ad showing the importance of voting.
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHIES AND PARTIES:
Political Parties: Where Do I Belong?- Students will determine their political philosophy.
MEDIA AND POLITICS:
Election 2004: Campaigns and the Media- Students will create a media blitz for a Presidential Election.
US/ Iraq Conflict- Students will explore the types of propaganda used by both sides of the current conflict.
Show Me the Money - Students will analyze the benefits of new campaign finance laws.
SUPREME COURT AND YOU:
Welcome to High School: A Guide of Student Rights- Students will explore how Supreme Court decisions have influenced their rights in school.
Sniffing It Out- Students will assume the role of a committee member determing whether or not to allow drug dogs in school.
National Security vs. Personal Security- Students will analyze the extent to which freedoms should be restricted.
LIVING IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
Third World Countries- Students will create an economic plan for developing countries.
THE US ECONOMIC SYSTEM
Greed is Good- Students will explore the Stock Market.
Look Who’s Footing the Bill- Students will explore the national debt.
THE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM
Is Microsoft a Monopoly?- Students will debate whether or not Microsoft should be considered a monopoly.
LABOR AND BUSINESS IN THE US
Create and Run a Restaurant- Students will design a restaurant and will learn the “ins and outs” of running a business.
MONEY, FINANCE, AND PERSONAL FINANCE
Monthly Budget- Students will create a monthly budget based on a future occupation.
Independence Day- Students will budget for the day they move out on their own.
Buying your First Car- Students will learn what is involved in purchasing automobiles.
Living Within Your Means- Students will explore what it takes to live on your own.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?- Students will show what it takes in terms of investment to become wealthy in today’s economy.
A Guide to Flip, Slide, and Glide- Students will explore symmetry and transformations.
FISCAL AND MONETARY POLICY
The Federal Reserve- Students will create a central bank for a country that does not have one; based in the Federal Reserve system.
It’s the Economy, Stupid- Students will answer various economic questions based on knowledge of the Federal Reserve System.
Which Side Are You On?- Students will defend their assigned polygon.
Break the Code- Students will learn about inverse matrices and will learn how to decode messages.
The Daily Quantities in Our Lives- Students will learn how algebra is important to life.
Buying Your First Home- Students will make graphs showing the finances involved in purchasing a home.
Logarithmic Scale- Students will learn about logarithmic scales.
TrigQuest- Students will explore how trigonometry is shown in the real world.
The Truth About Logarithms- Students will explore the meaning of logarithms.
An Introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem- Students will use the Pythagorean Theorem to rebuild a bridge.
Landscape Design- Students will use area, perimeter, and volume to create landscaping for a new home.
Can You Hear Me Now?- Students will compare prices for cell phone plans.
Geometry in Real Life- Students will use their knowledge of geometry to recreate famous American monuments.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game- Students will use statistics to determine the best baseball player of all time.
The Great Pyramid - Students will perform various mathematical processes with the Great Pyramid at Giza.
Due to the size of this Web page, please download the Word document below for all other departments. Just click on your department name in the document and it will link you to your list.