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Introduction Students will work collaboratively to find information on Earth Day.

They will focus on the following essential questions before completing a final product that allows them to share what they have been working on throughout the WebQuest. 1. How do humans impact the environment? 2. How can we keep the environment clean? 3. Why is it important to keep the environment clean? Learners This particular WebQuest was designed for third grade students as a supplemental Social Science unit. It focuses on Earth Day and the importance of keeping the Earth clean. There is scaffolding and pre-teaching that need to take place for students to achieve maximum success. The WebQuest can be modified to be used with younger or older students. Teacher Resources Common Core State Standards for the WebQuest were found at The Illinois State Learning Standards for Social Science were found at Social Emotional Learning Standards were found at The standards for technology were found on the website for International Society for Technology in Education. Below are the links for students to use throughout the WebQuest. Kid Rex and Safe Search Kids are search engines appropriate for student use.

Resource Title Official Earth Day Website The 3 Rs U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Earth Day Youtube Video Safe Search Kids (Google) Kid Rex (search engine) United States Environment Protection Agency Starfall Shepard Software Encyclopedia Britannica Planet Pals Time for Kids Live Science

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Teacher Process Prior Knowledge: Students will have work collaboratively on other assignments and tasks. They know the importance of every group member doing equal work. Students have had practice conducting safe internet skills. Students will have experience conducting appropriate and effective research using the internet and print materials. Students will have experience presenting to the class, individually and as a group. Students will know how to create a word document, rename it, and save it to the class file. Pre-teaching Depending on your students, it may be necessary to pre-teach some of the concepts presented in the WebQuest. If your students do not meet the prior knowledge skills listed above, they should receive appropriate demonstrations and practices to gain these skills. Vocabulary impact, 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), Earth Day, environment Scaffold for students where needed by providing them appropriate skills through demonstration and practice. For a Successful WebQuest: Check out computer lab or laptops for the duration of time allotted for each day. Standards There are Illinois State Learning Standards, Social Emotional Learning Standards, Common Core State Standards, and International Society for Technology in Education Standards (ISTE) incorporated into this lesson. Social Emotional Learning Standards 1B.1a.: Identify ones likes and dislikes, needs and wants, strengths and challenges. 1B.1b.: Identify family, peer, school, and community strengths. Illinois State Learning Standards (Social Science) ILS:13.b.1e: Demonstrate ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials. Common Core State Standards (ELA) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. ISTE Standards 1. Creativity and Innovation a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, and processes b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression 2. Communication and collaboration

b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems 3. Research and information fluency b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media 4. Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project 5. Digital citizenship a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity c. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning