by Jill Snyder, Davis School District
Students will write from the point of view of a character in time. They will determine the mode of writing for the final product.
On Halloween, part of the fun is pretending for the evening to be someone or something else. We can have the same kind of fun with school subjects by putting ourselves into someone else's head for awhile. In this WebQuest, you are going to pretend to be a character from history. Don't get me wrong, this is a research paper, but the beauty of this research project is that you get to select the topic/subject and the final product to demonstrate your learning. Also, you are going to be working with five other class members so you'll be able to divide up the work, help critique each other, and offer your knowledge to make this a great final product. In the process, you'll learn a lot about working effectively in a group, searching on the web, and expressing yourself in different modes of writing.
The Grand Staircase