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Let's Go to the Fair! Teacher's Page
A WebQuest for Grades  4 - 5, WebQuest Agricultural Series by Missouri Farm Bureau and Missouri State University
 

 

INTRODUCTION
Students are encouraged to learn about their region of the country by exploring the similarities and differences of the region, noting natural and agricultural resources. They will use the map and decide which state/states to visit. Students explain why these states are worthy of the family trip. Students create a tri-fold brochure with their best arguments.

 

EVALUATION
Students will be evaluated on the project in four areas. This includes the state fair guide sheet, the brochure information, the pictures or drawings, and the oral presentation. Of course, You can change the value or content of the brochure to fit your needs

Rubric for State Fair Guide and Map Activity 

Competency 

4 pts.

3 pts.

2 pts.

1 pts.

State Fair Guide
Completion 

All information has been completed and there are some extra facts and information. 

All information on the sheet has been completed. the correct number of facts has been gathered. 

All but 2-3 of the facts have been completed on the fact sheet. 

All but 4-5 of the facts on the fact sheet have been completed. 

Computation  All daily costs have been completed and total cost has been calculated correctly. All daily costs have been completed and total cost has been calculated. Most daily costs have been completed but total cost has not been calculated. Some daily costs have been completed but total cost has been calculated.
Map Completion All of your map has been colored and labeled completely and correctly Most of your map has been colored and labeled completely and correctly. Some of your map has been colored and labeled completely and correctly Your map has not been colored nor  labeled completely or correctly.
Mileage All mileage is calculated and accurate Most mileage is calculated and accurate. Some mileage is calculated and but isn't accurate. Mileage has not been calculated.

 
Rubric for Brochure and Oral Presentation

Category

4 pts

3 pts.

2 pts.

1 pt.

Content - Accuracy 

All facts in the brochure are accurate. 

99-90% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. 

89-80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. 

Fewer than 80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate. 

Graphics/Pictures 

Graphics go well with the text and there is a good mix of text and graphics. 

Graphics go well with the text, but there are so many that they distract from the text. 

Graphics go well with the text, but there are too few and the brochure seems "text-heavy". 

Graphics do not go with the accompanying text or appear to be randomly chosen.

Attractiveness & Organization 

The brochure has exceptionally attractive formatting and well-organized information. 

The brochure has attractive formatting and well-organized information. 

The brochure has well-organized information. 

The brochure's formatting and organization of material are confusing to the reader. 

Writing - 
Organization 

Each section in the brochure has a clear beginning, middle, and end. 

Almost all sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. 

Most sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. 

Less than half of the sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end

Writing - 
Grammar

There are no grammatical mistakes in the brochure. 

There are no grammatical mistakes in the brochure after feedback from an adult. 

There are 1-2 grammatical mistakes in the brochure even after feedback from an adult.

There are several grammatical mistakes in the brochure even after feedback from an adult.

Writing - 
Mechanics 

Capitalization and punctuation are correct throughout the brochure. 

Capitalization and punctuation are correct throughout the brochure after feedback from an adult. 

There are 1-2 capitalization and/or punctuation errors in the brochure even after feedback from an adult. 

There are several capitalization or punctuation errors in the brochure even after feedback from an adult. 

Spelling & Proofreading

 No spelling errors remain after one person other than the typist reads and corrects the brochure.

No more than 1 spelling error remains after one person other than the typist reads and corrects the brochure.

No more than 3 spelling errors remain after one person other than the typist reads and corrects the brochure.

Several spelling errors in the brochure.

Oral Presentation

Provides a good mix of facts and persuasive comments.
 

Provides some facts and persuasive comments. 

 Provides few facts and some persuasive comments.

Provides little facts and very few persuasive comments. 


National Education Standards

SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS

  • Understand the physical and human characteristics of places.
  • Understand how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.
  • Understand how to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface.

MATHEMATIC STANDARDS

  • select appropriate methods and tools for computing with whole numbers from among mental computation, estimation, calculators, and paper and pencil according to the context and nature of the computation and use the selected method or tools.

TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS

Basic Operations and Concepts

  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
  • Students are proficient in the use of technology.

Technology Productivity Tools

  • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
  • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

 

COMMON CORE STANDARDS
Science Strand 7, Sec. 1D
Language Arts: Writing, Sec. 6&7

 

HINTS FOR STUDENT OR TEACHER USE: 

While I use this to help my students learn more about our neighbors, it could be used to see regions across the United States.

Economic Concepts such as opportunity cost. For example, if you go to the concert, will you be able to see the cattle show?

Map Scale, Budgets (I didn't give a limit on cost but you could)

 

RESOURCES
www.mostatefair.com

 

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