Biography Webquest for Third Graders Created and developed by: Mrs. Andrea Francisco Forest Avenue School Library Media Specialist Introduction Greetings, young researchers! You are about to embark on an exciting biography research adventure. Mrs. Francisco will be assisting you as you navigate through the land of biographies (both print and online). At the end of your journey, you are going to be presenting your person in the Forest Avenue Library Museum. Let’s get started! The Task You will be choosing an interesting person who has made a positive impact on society. As a new researcher for the Forest Avenue Library museum, you will have to convince your classmates that your famous person is worthy of display. To do so, you will create a biography cereal box to be on display in our museum. The Process It’s time to choose your interesting person. Remember to choose carefully, your classmates will be deciding if your person is worthy of inclusion in our Forest Avenue Library Museum.You must have at least two resources. Be sure to hand in your biography research contract before starting. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Each researcher will pick an interesting person who has made a positive impact society. Once you’ve picked your person, you will need to get approval from Mrs. Francisco and your parent or guardian.You will need to find an appropriate biography book. You will read the biography book. You will find an online resource on your famous person. Upon completion of your research, you will use the biography research worksheet to gather and record information about your interesting person. Once you have gathered all the necessary information, you are ready to get started on your cereal box display.You will follow the steps outlined in the cereal box directions. You will present your interesting person to your classmates.Your findings should convince them to include him/her in our Forest Avenue Library Museum. Resources Forest Avenue Library West Babylon Public Library WorldBook Online http://www.worldbookonline.com *see Mrs. Francisco for log in & password Bio4Kids http://www.biography.com/bio4kids Evaluation Category 4 3 2 1 Use of Class Time Used time well during each class period. Focused on getting the project done. Never distracted others. Used time well during each class period. Usually focused on getting the project done and never distracted others. Used some of the time well during each class period. There was some focus on getting the project done but occasionally distracted others. Did not use class time to focus on the project OR often distracted others. Required Elements The cereal box includes all required elements as well as additional information. All required elements are included on the cereal box. All but 1 of the required elements are included on the cereal box. Several required elements were missing. Content - Accuracy At least 10 accurate facts are displayed on the cereal box. 7 accurate facts are displayed on the cereal box. 5 accurate facts are displayed on the cereal box. Less than 4 accurate facts are displayed on the cereal box. Knowledge Gained Student can accurately answer all questions related to facts on the biography information sheet and processes used to create the cereal box. Student can accurately answer most questions related to facts on the biography information sheet and processes used to create the cereal box. Student can accurately answer about 75% of questions related to facts on the biography information sheet and processes used to create the cereal box. Student appears to lack knowledge about the facts or processes used to create the cereal box. Attractiveness The cereal box is The cereal is attractive in exceptionally attractive in terms of design, layout terms of design, layout, and neatness. and neatness. The cereal box is acceptably attractive though it may be a bit messy. The cereal box is not well organized and lacks appeal. Conclusion Congratulations! You have completed your biography research adventure. Mrs. Francisco will now display the cereal boxes that have been deemed worthy by your classmates.