WEBQUESTS AND CRITICAL THINKING

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Nov 3, 2013 (3 years and 5 months ago)

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WEBQUESTS AND CRITICAL THINKING

Using Web Quests to Promote Critical Thinking about
Terrorism, Homeland Security and Emergency
Management:


Why Web Quests? Bernie Dodge and Tom Marsh
Comment on Webquest.org:

So, in a Nutshell here is how to make a Web
quest:

Some original templates are
available at WebQuest.org

How to create a Terrorism Web Quest:

First, go to a search engine:

Type in words
like
“terrorism or
“Oklahoma
City
Bombing”

Tom March contends Web quests are a Process
not Just Parts:

“Process” means….

Part of a web quest on terrorism by Annette Lamb and
Larry Johnson

from:
http://www.42explore2.com/terrorism.htm


Another web quest on terrorism by Tom March from:


http://web
-
and
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flow.com/members/tmarch/freedom2/webquest.htm


It is important to include pictures:

You should
include a
worksheet
like this one
from Tom
March.

Another example

Of a worksheet,

Note check boxes
instead of blanks:

Another form of assessment is to require students to create a
Graph such as a Venn Diagram

Here is a blank chart of a Venn
Diagram from “Smart Draw.”

Here is a partially complete Venn
Diagram
on Terrorism

Decision Tree can be another type of
assignment comparing two incidents

Conclusion


Web Quests can be an excellent tool to promote
critical thinking in a class on terrorism,
emergency management or homeland security.


It is important to include the following processes:


Introduction


Task



Information sources


Process steps


Guidance


Conclusion