by Nicole Richmond, Junior School
Sharon Ross, Alexander D. Sullivan PS #30
Karen Walstein, Old Bridge HS
This webquest is to help fourth graders understand what life was like in colonial times.
We have already finished a unit on newspapers. Therefore, the students are familiar with parts of a newspaper as well as vocabulary that are unique to newspaper publishing. If your students are not familiar with newspapers it would help if you could obtain copies of your local newspaper and point out such things as headlines, font size and style, bylines and the different types of columns that can be found.
It is important that the teacher create the groups that will work together. It is helpful to keep in mind personalities as well as strengths and weaknesses of each student.