Social Studies Quests

  • Egyptian Scavenger Hunt - (4-6) You've just applied for a summer job as a helper to a world renowned Egyptologist.
  • Aztec Adventure
  • Six Paths To China - these six activities were created as models for ways to integrate the World Wide Web into classroom learning. China was chosen as a topic because it exemplifies the kind of thinking the Web is great at fostering.
  • Searching For China Webquest
  • Children in Colonial America - (4-6) Your team has been transported back in time to colonial America. You are one of eight children in your family. Your task is to compare your life in this time to your life in the Twentieth Century.
  • Civil War Gazette - ( 6-8) You are a team of newspaper reporters, living in the civil war era. Your team is assigned the task of researching, writing, and editing a single edition of your newspaper that focuses on a specific battle during the civil war.
  • If the dead could talk.. - (4-6) Your task is to wear the boots of an American citizen between 1861 and 1865. Today they are found in cemeteries, in books, on film and on the World Wide Web. You will choose a role from the list below and visit related Web sites to learn details of their lives.
  • Ancient Egypt - You will be traveling back in time to the year 2125 B.C. to Ancient Egypt. You will arrive on the banks of the River Nile, the longest river in the world, to begin your journey.
  • Ancient Egypt - You must locate the burial mask of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen (King Tut.) On the inside of the mask is written a message that if successfully decoded could solve our earth's environmental crisis. Your quest is to decode that message and return to our time. At this site, students learn about Ancient Egyptian daily life, games, mummies, and hieroglyphs.
  • Ancient Games - (5-7) The task for your team is to do some historical research on the games played in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and China.
  • Egyptian Scavenger Hunt - (4-6) You've just applied for a summer job as a helper to a world renowned Egyptologist.
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes - (3-5) Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr is a true story about a girl who lived in Japan toward the end of World War II. This Web Quest is designed to introduce you to Sadako Sasaki and her country of Japan. Find out why Sadako is a heroine to the children of Japan.
  • Vietnam - a Web Quest - (9-12) This Web Quest is intended to introduce the Vietnam War to students. It can augment existing curriculum or be used on its own.
  • Westward Movement - (5-8) Each group will be a family traveling west on the Oregon Trail. Your group will be required to make a list of supplies that your family will be taking on the trip.