The webquest/didactic design is ment for 8th and 9th graders. The topic is Queen the band, and focuses on how global they became in several ways, vocabulary, research and presentation. The method to this is cooporative learning and scaffolding by putting together strong pupils with less strong pupils. The idea is that they will learn from each other and feel some kind of ownership of the project and the teaching/learning.
- The pupil can research information online and structure that information in order to make a presentation.
- The pupil can express themselves in writing with a specific target (making questions)
- The pupil should about from that also learn about some english culture, in this case from the perspective of the english band Queen
One of the big focuses in this design, is to make smart groups and to have the group system ready before hand. Macro scaffolding is really in focus here, since there is very little class teaching. There will be time to walk around in class as the pupils work in groups, to micro scaffold the pupils' language - asking them questions and strengthening their use of booth spoken and written english.