A WebQuest for Grade 7 Social Study students

Designed by Tony Cocking and Dave Pye
tcocking@sd71.bc.ca & dpye@island.net

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Introduction:


You have been hired by a International Travel Agency in Australia to promote a certain region of Canada in order to attract tourist to that area.

 

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The Task:

You will create a Power Point Presentation to promote your chosen region of Canada. Remember to organize your information about your region of choice around the 5 Themes of Geogeography: Location, Place, Movement, Regions and Human-Environmental Interactions.Your pay for this job will depend on the quality of the presentation. Remember your Final Power Point Presentation will be read a Grade 7 audience in Australia; and you will read theirs!!

Remember the purpose of your Power Point presentation is to create interest in your region so that tourist will be encouraged to visit. As a result your visual presentation should be colorful, attractive and informative.

 

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The Process

Your task, which you have no other option but to accept, is to:

1. Choose a city or town in Canada

2. Content of your Power Point Presentation

3. What your Power Point Presentation should look like

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Resources:

Visit the sites below to help you to research your city.

  1.  Teaching and Learning about Canada  
  2.  Oh Canada
  3. The Provinces and Territories
  4. The Provinces and Territories of Canada
  5. Travel Canada
  6. Yahoooligans!-Canada: Provinces and Territories
  7. Map Blast

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Evaluation:

You will be graded on the quality and content of your presentation. Your finished product should reflect the effort you have put into it. Do your slides have text and visuals? Is the text in your own words and not just copied and pasted? Have you covered all the five themes of geography? Does your presentation have an effective flow and could another individual navigate through it with ease? See the rubric below

 

 

Multimedia Project: Five Themes of Geography PowerPoint


Teacher name:
Student Name ___________________

CATEGORY

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Organization

Content is well organized using headings or bulleted lists to group related material.

Uses headings or bulleted lists to organize, but the overall organization of topics appears flawed.

Content is logically organized for the most part.

There was no clear or logical organizational structure, just lots of facts.

Originality

Product shows a large amount of original thought. Ideas are creative and inventive.

Product shows some original thought. Work shows new ideas and insights.

Uses other people's ideas (giving them credit), but there is almost no evidence of orginal thinking.

Uses other people's ideas, but does not give them credit.

Requirements

All requirements are met and exceeded.

All requirements are met.

One requirement was not completely met.

More than one requirement was not completely met.

Content

Covers topic in depth with details and examples. Subject knowledge is excellent

Includes essential knowledge about the topic. Subject knowledge appears to be good.

Includes essential information about the topic but there are 1-2 factual errors.

Content is minimal or there are several factual errors.

 

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Conclusion:

When your presentation is complete, you will discover that you have learned a great deal about a Canadian city. In addition, you will have improved your skills at using the internet as a research tool and learned how to effectively use Power Point.

You will now view similiar presentations from students in Australia. From these you will choose 3 cities to visit. Explain in detail why you chose, in terms of the five themes of geography, these destinations.

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