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Colonial America Webquest



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Overview:  This WebQuest concentrates on the daily life of colonial 
Americans.  Through exploration, the student will evaluate the implications 
of winter on daily life and survival.

Major Curriculum Area:  Social Studies
Interrelated Curriculum Areas:  Language Arts and Technology

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills 

113.3 Social Studies - Grade 1

(3) History.  The student understands the concepts of time and chronology.  
The student is expected to:
     (A)  distinguish among past, present and future.

(7) Economics.  The student understands the concepts of goods and services.  
The student is expected to:
     (A)  identify examples of goods and services in the home, school and
            community.
     (B)  identify ways people exchange goods and services.
     (C)  identify the role of markets in the exchange of goods and services.

(8) Economics.  The student understands the condition of not being able to 
have all the goods and services one wants.  The student is expected to:
     (C)  identify examples of choices families make when buying goods and
            services.

(14) Culture. The student understands how families meet basic human needs.  
The student is expected to:
     (A)  describe various beliefs, customs, and traditions of families and
            explain their importance.
     (B)  describe similarities and differences in ways families meet basic
            needs.

(16) Science, technology, and society.  The student understands how 
technology has affected daily life, past and present.  The student is 
expected to:
     (A)  describe how household toos and applicances have changed the ways
            families live.
     (B)  discribe how technology has changed communication, transportation,
            and recreation.
     (C)  describe how technology has changed the way people work.

(17) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to 
organize and use information acquired from a variety of sources including 
electronic technology.  The student is expected to:
     (D)  identify main ideas from oral, visual, and print sources.

110.3 English, Language Arts and Reading

(3) Listening/speaking/audiences/oral grammar. The student speaks 
appropriately to different audiences for different purposes and occasions.  
The student is expected to:

     (A) choose and adapt spoken language appropriate to the audience,
           purpose, and occasion, including use of appropriate volume and
           rate (K-3).
     (B) use verbal and nonverbal communication in effective ways such as in 
           making announcements, giving directions, or making introductions 
           (K-3).
     (C) ask and answer relevant questions and make contributions in small
           or large group discussions (K-3).

(12) Reading/comprehension. The student uses a variety of strategies to 
comprehend selections read aloud and selections read independently.  The 
student is expected to:
     (A) use prior knowledge to anticipate meaning and make sense of texts
           (K-3).
     (B) establish purposes for reading and listening such as to be
           informed, to follow directions, and to be entertained (K-3).
     (C) retell or act out the order of important
     (D) retell or act out the order of important events in stories (K-3).
     
(15) Reading/inquiry/research. The student generates questions and conducts 
research about topics using information from a variety of sources, including 
selections read aloud.  The student is expected to:
     (A) identify relevant questions for inquiry such as "What do pill bugs
           eat?" (K-3).
     (B) use pictures, print, and people to gather information and answer
           questions (K-1).
     (C) draw conclusions from information gathered (K-3).
     
(16) Reading/culture. The student reads or listens to increase knowledge of 
his/her own culture, the culture of others, and the common elements of 
cultures.  The studetn is expected to:
     (A) connect his/her own experiences with the life experiences,
           language, customs, and culture of others (K-3).

(23) Writing/inquiry/research. The student uses writing as a tool for 
learning and research. The student is expected to:
     (B) record or dictate his/her own knowledge of a topic in various ways
           such as by drawing pictures, making lists, and showing
           connections among ideas.

126.2 Technology Applications, K-2.

(4) Information acquisition. The student uses a variety of strategies to 
acquire information from electronic resources, with appropriate 
supervision. The student is expected to:
     (B) select appropriate strategies to navigate and access information
           for research and resource sharing.

(5) Information acquisition. The student acquires electronic information in 
a varity of formats, with appropriate supervision. The student is expected 
to:
     (A) acquire information including text, audio, video, and graphics.

(7) Solving problems. The student uses appropriate computer-based 
productivity tools to create and modify solutions to problems. The student 
is expected to:
     (A) use software programs with audio, video, and graphics to enhance
           learning experiences.

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