Name: __________________________ Subject: Social Studies


Liberty & Justice For All


  You have been chosen for a very important mission! You are a historian, so you will travel back to the past to investigate and research important American historical figures. Many years back, a small group of extraordinary people decided to take a stand for the rights of others. Paul Revere (1734-1818), Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955), and Cesar Chavez (1927-1993), fought diligently for all citizens of the United States. Now you have an opportunity to learn more about them and go forth to teach your classmates all the new things you discover!

  You are going to travel back in time to research the lives of some important historical figures.
Using the websites included in this webquest, you will learn more about the roles Paul Revere, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Cesar Chavez played in the history of the United States of America. You will learn about each of their:

-childhood and adult environments

-influences and motivations

-major accomplishments

You will complete a research guide. Once you have answered some questions about each historical figure, you will write a report. Your report will be graded according to a rubric that is included in this activity.

  1.Click on the the links on the Resources Page. Each link will take you to a website that will give you information about the historical figures.

2.Read the paragraph.

3.Record the information on your research guide.

4.You will choose one historical figure and write a report about that person.
  1. Cesar Chavez

2. Cesar Chavez

3. Cesar Chavez

4. Cesar Chavez

5. Mary McLeod Bethune

6. Mary McLeod Bethune

7. Mary McLeod Bethune

8. Mary McLeod Bethune

9. Paul Revere

10. Paul Revere
Here's what you need to receive a score of "Excellence":

Historical Figures Research Guide- Research Guide complete. All answers correct.

Written Report- All facts are accurate. No mechanical errors.

Report Presentation- Very Creative. Went above and beyond required elements.
  Once this adventure is complete, write me a letter letting me know how you feel about the web quest. Feel free to express your opinion of your adventure and let me know ways you would like to see it improved.

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