A WebQuest for 4th Grade (Social Studies)
the forefathers of the United States worked hard to create the Constitution,
some of the citizens are finding it hard to comprehend various parts of what
they wrote. They are misinterpreting the Preamble, the world is in
trouble! It is your job to try to help the people.
You can start by rewriting the Preamble. You should try to rewrite it using the most simple words you can possibly find without changing the meaning. Help save the world!
By completing the process you will be helping so many people understand their duties as a USA citizen. You will also enhance your glossary,writing, and computer skills.
To accomplish this task you will be working in small groups of 3, to be chosen by your teacher, these are the assignments to be done:
#1: You are to read the Preamble. Look up any word that you think
someone 8 years old wouldn't understand. Replace the old words in the
preamble with the new ones.
Person #2: Your job is to find out who wrote the Preamble and notify him by letter informing him of the innocent changes. Use Microsoft Word to create the letter.
Person #3: Your job is to create an eye catchy publication that will allow you to get the newly revised copy of the Preamble to the citizens of the United States. (you could do a brochure, flyer, card, etc.)
Even though each member has a different task, remember this is a group project. Before the publication can be created each member must have agreed to adopt the newly revised Preamble. (make sure there are no grammatical or spelling errors) Each group member should also read the letter to make sure it is written in the correct format and the words are polite. After both of those steps are completed the publication should be approved by each group member before turning it in.
You will be turning in the Letter and Publication for a grade on Wednesday. Each member of the group name should appear somewhere on each of the documents.
You may use the following on-line resources to help you go through the process:
Some other sources you can use would be:
You will be given a group grade so work really hard together!
this assignment you have had some experience in
Think About It Questions:
1. What was it really like to write official documents for the state?
2. What official documents do you have at home that belong to you?