Treasure Hunt [Scavenger Hunt, Knowledge Hunt]

 

Description

Activity designed to help students develop new knowledge. The activity contains a list of related questions to be answered objectively and a list of web pages containing information essential for answering the questions. A final culminating question requires students to synthesize the new information and discover broader understanding. Components: Introduction, Questions, The Big Question, Internet Resources.

 

Student
Outcome(s)

• Students obtain required knowledge
• Students read for global understanding

 

When to use

• When you want students to learn specific information (facts)
• When Internet resources are more current than textbook resources

 

Examples

Simple Machines http://geocities.com/kylebrandonlowder/simplemachines.html

Natural Disasters

Clouds

Hatchet Enrichment Unit

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Tiger Treasure Hunt

Desert Treasure Hunt

Treasures of China

Sizzling Hot Treasure Hunt

 

Rubric example

http://www.richlandclicks.org/Teacher/ref&tools/internet/integrate/knowledge_hunts/knowledge_info.htm