Put on your geographer’s hat and let’s learn about Rowayton,
Connecticut! Work with a partner
and complete the activities in this Webquest page to locate your city on the
state map and to learn about the natural versus man-made characteristics of
The town of Rowayton is located in the larger
city of Norwalk.
Do you know your cardinal directions yet? If not, visit the following website to
Be sure to hit NEXT at the bottom of the page to
play a game using cardinal directions.
If you missed it, click on the link below.
Knowing what you have just learned about
cardinal directions, can you find Norwalk on the following map of CT? NOTE: Norwalk is in the South, West corner of Connecticut!
Using the same map above, can you describe to
your partner where some of the other cities in Connecticut are in relation to
Norwalk. For instance, Bridgeport
is NW of Norwalk. Take turns
asking your partner to describe where other cities in Connecticut are in
relation to Norwalk using cardinal directions.
Now let’s take some time to learn a little bit
about man-made and physical characteristics of a town. Go to the resources section at the
bottom of this page and click on Resource 1 called “Natural versus man-made
Take some time to listen to natural versus
man-made sounds found in the following u-tube video. Can you and your partner determine which sounds are natural
and which are man-made?
Now that you know what natural and man-made characteristics
are, complete the worksheet in the resources section called “Worksheet: Natural
You have finished the geography portion of this
WebQuest! Please place the natural vs. man-made worksheet into you WebQuest Portfolio folder that will be turned into the teacher at the end of the WebQuest.