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Choose a specific grade and concepts from the Social Studies Standards. You will need to select one (1) particular concept from each of the Social Studies strands: American History, World History, Civics/Government, Geography, and Economics. (To assist, visit the Arizona Department of Education’s Social Studies Standards page

at:http://www.ade.az.gov/sa/sdi/socstudies.asp.) Create an essential question that your WebQuest will address. Be sure to include the essential question on the introduction page of your WebQuest. (Use the following resource for details on how to create an essential question:http://iss.gstboces.org/ctice/trainings/webquesting/handouts/EssentialQuestions.pdf 2) Access the Web site Zunal.com to construct your Web Quest. (For examples of completed Web Quests visit the Web Quest home page at:http://webquest.org/index.php.) 3) Design a five-day WebQuest that could be used to teach and assess one (1) particular concept from each of the Social Studies strands listed above. Account for the following lesson plan components: a) Required resources and materials. b) Strategies for integrating language arts, where applicable. c) Strategies for teaching applicable social studies vocabulary. d) Hands-on learning experiences. e) A minimum of 7 pages designed within the WebQuest Web site. f) Differentiated instruction. 4) Write a reflection of 1,000-1,250 words on why you think the WebQuest you have devised represents best practices for teaching social studies and how your mentor teacher’s practices influenced your design. 5) APA format is not required, but solid writing skill in APA style is expected. 6) Provide access for your instructor to view your Web Quest (i.e., submit your Web Quest URL to the instructor). 7) Complete the Practicum Placement Form and Observation and Activity Log located in the Practicum Manual and include both with the submission of your reflection essay as the Benchmark Assessment. 8) Submit the assignment to the instructor by the end of Module 7. 9) Additionally, submit the assignment in TaskStream. Directions for submitting to TaskStream can be found on the College of Education’s page in the Student Success Center.

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