This WebQuest is my first one of my career as a Spanish as a second language teacher. I made it thinking on students from 10th to 12th level to show them a fun way to use the preterite and imperfect tenses. Through this WebQuest, students are asked to pretend they are turist guides assigned by their high school. Their mission is to take a group of visiting students from Spanish speaking countries to learn about urban legends from Pennsylvania. Since this group of visiting students do not speak English, the whole tour has to be in Spanish.
The use of preterite and imperfect is a challenging task for many students. Knowing that these tenses can be used to tell a story or to recall an event will help them to uderstand when to use them and how.
I prepare this activity considering the following Academic Standards NETS for students and for teachers:
1. Creativity and Innovation
2. Communication and Collaboration
3. Research and Information Fluency
4. Critical Thinking, Problem solving, and Decision Making
5. Digital Citizenship
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
1. Facilitates and Inspire Students Learning and Creativity
2, Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
3. Model Digital-Age Wek and Learning
4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
This WebQuest was created inspired in Luis Perez Tobarra's WebQuest "Vaya Cuento" retrieved from http://vayacuento.narod.ru/index.htm
The pictures used in this Web Quest where:
In the Title: Fricks lock retrieved from http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0PDoX4BlnNP.QQA.jGJzbkF?p=fricks%20lock&fr=slv8-yie9&ei=utf-8&n=30&x=wrt&fr2=sg-gac&sado=1
Introduction: Sisters old picture Retrieved from http://pahistoryblog.blogspot.com/2007/12/new-pennsylvania-old-photos-online.html
Task: La Llorona Retrieved from http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_aW6HCRzL2jI/TMMgfiOZvxI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/B4MkymasrKo/s1600/leyenda.jpg
Process: Haunted places Retrieved from http://img.search.yahoo.com/search/images?ei=utf-8&fr=slv8-yie9&p=haunted%20places&type=
Evaluation: La Catrina retrieved from http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0PDoX8im3NPPxgALayJzbkF?p=la+catrina&fr=slv8-yie9&ei=utf-8&n=30&x=wrt
Conclusion: Scary places Retrieved from http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0PDoX9Zm3NPxHoA5T2JzbkF?p=scary%20places&fr=slv8-yie9&ei=utf-8&n=30&x=wrt&fr2=sg-gac&sado=1
The music was shared from YouTube:
Introduction: Blue Foundation. (January 19,
2009). Eyes on fire. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfcsqu0zy8A&feature=fvsr
Task: Carter Burwell.
(November 4, 2008). Bella’s lullaby.
Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoBoeg-oyBA&feature=related
Process: Gerald Jay Markoe.
(May 1st, 2001). Zen meditation. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVeCx0bM7Xg
Thank you for stopping by, any feedback is greately appreciated.
Mrs. Betty Kiesling