This webquest gives students a glimpse at what life was like during the 1970's. You can expand on this webquest by having your students do a current time capsule or newspaper for their future posterity.
This WebQuest will take approximately three class periods to complete and can be used as a substitute to textbook readings and lectures on the 1970s. Access to a computer lab is necessary for all three days of in-class work. Students should be provided additional outside class time to find/make their artifacts to include in their time capsules. Starting the WebQuest on a Wednesday and having students present their final projects the following Monday would be appropriate.
California Content Standards Addressed in Web Quest:
RI.6.7- Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue
W.6.2.d- Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic
W.6.2.f- Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented.
W.6.3.b- Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
RH.6.7- Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
WHST.6.6- Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.