by Anne Karakash, Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
Students delve into Hispanic legend and folklore by researching La Llorona and El Chupacabra. They work in pairs to write articles, share their findings with one another, and reflect on their learning.
In this WebQuest you will research creatures of Hispanic legend and folklore. You will work with a partner to choose the creature which interests you the most, and you will take on the role of either a newspaper journalist or that of a biologist when you do your reporting. Lastly you will do a personal reflection on what you have learned and how it relates to your own culture and experience.
In order to get full marks, you work will be complete, original, thought-provoking, and creative. It should also be typed neatly and spelled correctly. You will include pictures with your writing to make your work more visually appealing and interesting. Finally, you will include your notes, your sources, your project plans, and your rough drafts to show how you worked over the course of ten days.
You and your partner will get together to put all of your work into one packet. You may put it in a folder, a report cover, a binder, or you may use paper clips to bind it. Once it is all together, you will make sure your name is on all of your work (and your partner's name is on all of his/her work), then you will turn it in for a grade.
There will be no second attempts on this project, and your grade will count as a test grade, so give this your best effort. But remember that learning should be fun and engaging, so use your imagination and enjoy the task!