WebQuest
 

My WebQuest is called "Journals of Discovery" and is designed for students in a second grade Language Arts classroom.  In "Journals of Discovery" students work in groups of three to create a book of journals written about Christopher Columbus' exploration to America.  Each student is assigned to write their journal from a different point of view:  Christopher Columbus, a crew-member on the ship, and a member of the Native American tribe already living in America.  Students also practice the writing process:  prewriting, writing, peer editing, revision, and publishing.   At the conclusion, students are challenged to look at their fictional writing and think about how life today and in the future if things had been different in the past.