This site created as part of a graduate course in library and information science. Created 6/15/03.
Uxmal's Governor's Palace at Dawn.
This WebQuest is intended for use in a Spanish III or IV classroom (11th-12th grade level). It introduces not just the cultural and historical aspects of the Yucatán, but also introduces problem solving and critical thinking in the planning of an educational tour. Students will be required to use skills in math, map-reading, information literacy, writing, and prior knowledge of the Mexican and Mayan cultures.
Standards met by this project:
Foreign Languages--Level III
3.4.1 Describe cultural practices and behaviors of everyday life in the foreign culture. 3.5.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the geographical features, historical events, and political structures of identified cultures where the language is spoken. 3.6.1 Transfer knowledge and understanding of history to the study of the foreign language and its culture. 3.6.4 Transfer electronic research skills to the foreign language class. 3.10.4 Use community resources to research a topic related to culture and/or language study. Information Literacy Standards
1 The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
2 The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and creatively.
3 The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.
9 The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.