Surviving the Catskills WebQuest

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Aren't you excited to begin your adventure? Here are a list of steps to get 
you off to a great start! Remember you will be reading your book My Side of 
the Mountain throughout this Web Quest. Remember to follow all of the
activities in order. If you follow the directions you will have the best 
experience in creating your Survival Guide. Remember your fellow campers 
are counting on you to help them prepare for their journey!

STEP 1: Meet with your group and decide which role each person will take 
on.  The descriptions of each role and their assignments are located on 
different role pages. Fill out the role sheet and put it in your binder.  
You will have group projects to complete as well as individual projects. 
Your links will be located under each role page for individual assignments 
and there is also a link page for group projects.

STEP 2: You need to familiarize yourself with the Catskill Mountains. Visit 
the Group Project page to complete your first group project. 

STEP 3: Next you will need to learn a little bit about where your campers 
will be traveling. Visit the Group Project page to complete Project 2.

STEP 4: Pretend you are each one of the campers. You will each keep a 
journal of daily events. This will be made up by you based on what you have 
learned(One entry per group of chapters read) The entry should be written by 
you …..in first person point of view. Pretend you are in the Catskills when 
you write your entries. These entries will be written in your white 
booklets. A well written journal will be full of feelings as well as 
connections to the story.  This project will be completed independently. You 
will have some questions to respond to after each group of chapters are read 
which will be located in the Journal Question page. This activity must be 
completed after each group of chapters are read.

STEP 5: Words! Words! Words! Your campers will need to know important words 
or terms in order to survive. Please visit the Group Project page for 
project #3. 

STEP 6: Throughout this Web Quest you will be reading the story My Side of 
the Mountain. Your teacher will assign the times for each chapter to be 
read. It is important that you follow the order in the Process page and 
complete each reading before you move onto the next step. Read pages 
chapters 1, 2 and 3(pages 3-24) before you complete STEP 7. Complete your 
first Journal Entry.Visit Journal Questions.

STEP 7: Read chapters 4, 5 and 6 (pages 25-40).Where will your campers live 
and sleep? This is where you will use your imagination to create something 
to help your fellow campers. Visit Group Projects for Project #4. There will 
not be a Journal Entry for these chapters.

STEP 8: Read chapters 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 (pages 41-68). Complete your 
Journal Entry. Visit Journal Questions.

STEP 8: Go Visit your roles and begin working on your assignments. Good luck 
and have fun! Remember to check back to the Process for each new step. 

STEP 9: Read chapters 12,13,14, and 15 (pages 68-106)Complete one Journal 
Entry. Visit Journal Questions.

STEP 10: Read chapters 16, 17, 18 and 19 (pages 107-148). Complete one 
Journal Entry. Visit Journal Questions.

STEP 11:Your campers will thank you for helping them get prepared for 
winter. It's going to be a cold one! Visit Group Projects and complete 
Project # 5.

STEP 12: Research Henry David Thoreau. Vist Group Projects and complete 
Project # 6.
STEP 13:  Read chapters 20, 21 and 22(pages 148-177) Complete your final 
Journal Entry. Visit Journal Questions.

STEP 14: Survival is the name of this GAME. Visit Group Projects to complete 
your very last activity: Project # 7.

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