There are two parts to this project. For both parts of the
project you will be working in a small group of 4 people. While
in the computer lab, you will need to partner up (2 students per computer).
It is the job of all group members to be involved in this project.
Your individual contributions will be assessed by your teacher as well as
your group members.
PART ONE--Becoming Experts
Each group will get one aspect of the 1957 culture Melba lived in to
research. Using the resources and questions in
this web quest, you will
research important information on your topic. You must organize your information
so your group can be ready to make a 5 minute presentation to your class
about what you found. ALL group members will
participate in all aspects of the project (research, recording/writing, and
PART TWO--The Time Capsule
Once you are better informed about one part of Melba's culture, you will
gather enough information and ideas about Melba's culture as a whole in
order to create a time capsule of this era. A time capsule contains
artifacts, tangible items, that are significant to the time the capsule
represents. Your group will have to work together to find and create artifacts from each aspect of this era. You will explain
each item in your time capsule and present your time capsule to your class.
ALL group members will participate in all aspects of the project (research,
recording/writing, finding/creating, and presentation).