What exactly is a WebQuest…
A WebQuest has 6 essential parts: introduction, task, process, resources, evaluation, and conclusion. A WebQuest is distinguished from other Internet-based research by three characteristics. First, it is classroom-based. Second, it emphasizes higher-order thinking (such as analysis, creativity or criticism) rather than just acquiring information. And third, the teacher preselects the sources, emphasizing information use rather than information gathering. Finally, though solo WebQuests are not unknown, most WebQuests are group-work with the task frequently being split into roles. - from WikiPedia.com
Students have a short follow up activity to finish up.
1. Read through the four questions below.
2. Select one of the questions and choose one to answer.
3. Highlight the question of your choice and copy it.
4. Paste the question into the ‘Leave a Comment’ box below.
5. Answer the question.
Question 1: What is the most important idea that you have learned from this WebQuest?
Question 2: What are three things that you should think while watching commercials or looking at advertisements?
Question 3: Why is it important to understand the gimmicks or tricks used by people that are trying to sell you something?
Question 4: Has your thinking changed since the beginning of this WebQuest? If so, how?