This WebQuest is designed to teach students about the responsibilities involved in owning and caring for a pet.
The WebQuest is designed for a High School ESL class in the United States. This lesson will be taught over the course of one week in 5 one-hour periods. It is a multidisciplinary lesson focusing on collaboration, computer skills, American culture, decision making skills, and presentation skills.
The 9 students in the class range in ages 16-18. Their level of English proficiency is upper intermediate. They come from mixed backgrounds, including Bosnian, Vietnamese, Indian, and Mexican. (The WebQuest can be altered to meet different ages/background/proficiency levels.)
Previously the class has used computers for word processing, e-mail, and searching the internet. Recently they have been introduced to PowerPoint and created their own PowerPoint presentations.
The goal of the class is to create a PowerPoint presentation about which pet they would like to have
Computer needs: One computer with Internet access and PowerPoint for every three students
•LCD Projector for presentations
•Access to local pet store and animal shelter
•Information pamphlets about pets from pet store
Use the Internet to research pets of the students' choice. Include information about supplies costs, and time involved in owning a pet.
E-mail local animal shelters for information about pets.
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