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Make an Internet Fact Hunt about a Country
a Problem-Based Learning Project about countries

The Problem:

Your school has decided to take your class on a trip to another country. They would like your input on the selection. You are to break up into teams to investigate the merits of a selected country.

Make an Internet Hunt web page of your country. It will be at least 15 questions long. It will point to many important facts about your country. Include a word processing answer key where you give the answer to each question.

Which country do you think would be best?

Step 1 -

Each member of the group identifies what they know about the selected country.

Step 2 -

Identify what you you need to learn about the country.

What are important things to consider?

Be specific. Make a list.

Step 3 -

Assign each group member a set of facts to find on the Internet. Document who is assigned to find each question. Everyone will be researching info.

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Step 4 -

Create a web page that has the hunt using Netscape's free webpage maker, MS Word web pages how to.doc, in MS Word web pages how to pdf, or an application of your choosing. Link each question to the site that has the answer.

Show that you know the answer. Include a word processing answer key where you give the answer to each question you posed in the hunt.

The introduction should explain your choice and briefly support its selection.

Be sure to show the pros and cons of the country.



Online Resources: I have collected a set of valuable sites for researching information on countries. I suggest you use them first.
Then harness other sites on the Internet to fill in the missing facts. You may use a resource not listed here. Example: Tourism site
for your country.
If a link is broken, use your online research skills to find the site/page. Copy the title of the source.
Paste it in a web search engine. Search.

CIA - World Fact Book -

Internet Public Library -

U.S. Department of State Background information on countries

Infonation - United Nations resource

Country Studies at the Library of Congress - Country Briefings

GlobalEDGE -

African Studies Center -

Yahoo Countries directory -

CDC Traveler's Health -

US Department of State - A-Z List of Countries

National Geographic - Places Directory -

Main problem

1 What you know

2 What you do not know
Worksheet example
How to make
web page

Grading Rubric

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