Social Studies : European, French And English Explorers ( Vasco Nunez De Balboa, Juan Ponce De Leon

833 Words Sep 27th, 2016 4 Pages
The goal of this WebQuest is to introduce students to European Explores. The objectives are that students will be able to identify the Spanish, French and English explorers (Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Juan Ponce de León, Christopher Columbus, Jacques Cartier, John Cabot and Henry Hudson). In addition, students will be able to give reasons for explorer’s exploration, any obstacles faces, and any accomplishments. Lastly, students will be able to describe how each explorer interacted with the Native Americans whether there were cooperation and/or conflict.
According to the author of this WebQuest, the grade level is stated as 3rd -5th; however, I would believe that this is more of a fourth to sixth-grade level and may be to advance for a third grader. In addition, the subject is Social Studies: European Explorers, which is an accurate description. Also, the author gives a somewhat accurate description of the WebQuest. The first sentence of the description is perfect because after reviewing it I was able to clearly identify everything in that sentence. However, the rest of the description caused me to wonder what it meant. I was not able to clearly understand that part until I went to the task page where I found the project. I believe that the author could have made it less confusing by stating a sentence such as “As an activity, have the student become the explorers and imagine what the explorers might have felt”. I believe if a sentence such as this was in the descriptions of the…

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