Book summary: Here is a wonderful new resource to help you and your students tap the tremendous learning potential of the Internet. The World Wide Web is growing exponentially. It carries huge volumes of up to date information, which it presents in multiple forms (text, image, video, animation, and sound), which students with different learning styles can take advantage in the ways that best suit them.
The Internet can enhance instruction by providing an on-line field trip that would not otherwise be possible, and by supplying up-to-date maps, news in various languages, opportunities to communicate with other users around the globe, and a myriad of other information sources.
As the title implies, Social Studies Activities Using the World Wide Web engages your grade 4-6+ students in using the Internet to learn about the Rainforests, Lighthouses, the Seven Continents, and three more topics.
Complete details include:
? Six WWW Activities -- Each topic is addressed with a set of three lessons: a whole class activity, a small group activity, and an individual activity.
Rainforests- students locate the rainforests found in different geographic regions, study specific rainforests, and then address the issue of rainforest destruction and how to prevent it.
National Parks- students will map tours of parks in a geographic region of North America and then report on the history of and attractions found in specific parks.
Countries of the World-students choose a country and take an in-depth look the country of the world in terms of five themes of geography.
Golf Is My Game-students will read biographies and note traits of successful golfers. They will use their map skills and the Internet to explore PGA golf courses and use player statistics for math computations
Lighthouses-students learn about lighthouses of long ago, investigate lighthouses currently in use, and do individual reports on specific lighthouses.
The Seven Continents-students learn to recognize the seven continents as regions, create an Internet scavenger hunt, and write a continent alphabet including a location for each letter.
Lessons include: Complete teacher directions including URLs of related sites, simplified student directions that can be displayed at the computer, note takers and templates as needed.
Also incorporated into this book:
? WWW User Manual-Getting Teachers Started The section discusses how using the WWW can enhance instruction, acceptable use policies, and how to evaluate Web sites.
? WWW User Manual-Getting Students Started This section presents ideas on introducing the WWW to students, provides a model lesson for evaluating a Web site, and discusses how to navigate through a Web site.
? Web Searches This section provides model lessons for doing a subject directory search and a keyword search.
As with all Evan-Moor Teaching & Learning with the Computer series titles, Social Studies Activities Using the World Wide Web contains:
? step-by-step teacher directions ? simplified student directions suitable for posting next to the computer to help students work independently ? Reproducible forms and templates were appropriate
All 80 reproducible pages perforated for easy removal. $16.95 each.