A webquest teaching students about history, the internet, and critical research.


  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10





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LA.12.OV.1.12.1: English Language Arts

Prepare and participate in such structured discussions as mock trials and other discussions or presentations outside the classroom

LA.12.OV.1.12.2.a: English Language Arts


LA.12.OV.1.12.2.b: English Language Arts

rhetorical questions

LA.12.OV.1.12.2.c: English Language Arts

verbal irony

LA.12.OV.1.12.2.d: English Language Arts


LA.12.OV.1.12.2.e: English Language Arts


LA.12.OV.1.12.2.f: English Language Arts


LA.12.OV.1.12.2.g: English Language Arts


LA.12.OV.1.12.3: English Language Arts

Perform a variety of speaking activities such as scenes from a play, monologues, memorization of lines, character analysis, literary reviews, excerpts from famous speeches, and comparison of genre across eras

LA.12.OV.2.12.1: English Language Arts

Demonstrate critical, empathetic, and reflective listening to interpret, respond to, and evaluate speakers' messages

LA.12.OV.2.12.2: English Language Arts

Identify organizational patterns appropriate to diverse situations, such as interviews, debates, and conversations

LA.12.OV.2.12.3: English Language Arts

Identify barriers to listening and generate methods to overcome them

LA.12.OV.2.12.4: English Language Arts

Critique oral communications for clarity, faulty reasoning, relevance, organization of evidence, and effectiveness of delivery

LA.12.OV.2.12.5: English Language Arts

Critique relationships among purpose, audience, and content of presentations

LA.12.OV.2.12.6.a: English Language Arts

common logical fallacies

LA.12.OV.2.12.6.b: English Language Arts

the personal attack

LA.12.OV.2.12.6.c: English Language Arts

the appeal to common opinion and the false dilemma (assuming only two options when there are more options available)

LA.12.OV.2.12.6.d: English Language Arts

the lack of proof for a point being argued

LA.12.OV.3.12.1.a: English Language Arts

common logical fallacies

LA.12.OV.3.12.1.b: English Language Arts

personal attack

LA.12.OV.3.12.1.c: English Language Arts

appeal to common opinion

LA.12.OV.3.12.1.d: English Language Arts

false dilemma (assuming only two options when there are more options available)

LA.12.OV.3.12.1.e: English Language Arts

the lack of proof for a point being argued

LA.12.OV.3.12.2: English Language Arts

Use appropriate criteria to evaluate the impact of media on public opinion, trends, and beliefs
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2010-06-01.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource offers an opportunity to be a detective in a creative way. Students do research using the internet, reach a well documented position and argue it. The question at hand is, who was William Shakespeare and did he author all the plays and poems that are attributed to him? This lesson guides students to work in groups, research several other noted poets and playwrights of the day, conclude who the real author of the works attributed to Shakespeare is and present the findings in a class discussion. A clear rubric for evaluation is provided.
Jenny White
May 26, 2010

Interesting ; will use for lower grades

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