Edith Houghland WebQuest
It is hoped that this WebQuest will provide sufficient guidance without being overly prescriptive.
Teachers are encouraged to adapt it to their own particular needs and circumstances, or even to use it simply as a resource - the photographs in particular may be useful for this purpose. It is intended to be very flexible so that it can be put to use in a wide range of subject areas - not least of which may be English/Literacy.
We hope it will be used to encourage reasoning and deductive thinking, and may provide a format for the development of similar assignments. In "Speaking and Listening" it may prove very useful in providing topics for lively discussion/debate.
The student pages are so simple and self explanatory, there seems little point in duplicating them here. A gentle stroll through the entire WebQuest will reveal the objectives we have intended, from whence teachers can decide how far, if at all, they need to inject their own input.
For your convenience, the photocopiable sheets are linked below. Please feel free to adapt these as necessary. If you want to re-publish the WebQuest in a revised format, it would be nice if you would include an acknowledgement to us as original authors. Contact with WebQuestUK for permission would be both courteous and advisable (since they own the material), and we would of course be interested to see anything which may transpire.
Diagram An example of the quality of information required on an evaluative diagram.
Diagram blank Blank copy of the above format for children to evaluate any or all of the photographs.
Evidence Blank template with headings to help collate evidence and conclusions.
Writing frame Optional help sheet for planning and organising the final presentation. We would encourage the children to design their own presentation, using either pencil & paper, word processing/dtp facilities, or be more creative with a Power Point presentation - assuming the latter contained sufficient depth and detail. A video camera could be used to present the conclusions as a little costume drama. Lacking that, a little playlet or collection of cameos. Only your imagination (and theirs) limits the possibilities.