Louisiana...The Pelican State

A Web Quest created for 5th grade
by Deborah L. Bradbury
2/15/02


 
 
INTRODUCTION TASK RESOURCES PROCESS EVALUATION CONCLUSION

 

Introduction

Louisiana is a beautiful state located in the southeastern part of the United States.  It has a rich, diverse culture and history. The Governor is concerned about the Louisiana students' lack of knowledge regarding their home state. He is looking for someone to produce an educational slide presentation about Louisiana.
 
 

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Task

Congratulations!  You have been hired by the Governor of Louisiana to produce a power point presentation using the important facts about Louisiana.
 
 

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Resources

State Symbols
 

Louisiana Profile
 

More symbols
 

Louisiana Purchase
 

Government
 

Tourism
 
 

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Process

You and your partner will need to decide how you will design your presentation using the information below.  Take notes on the information you will need as you visit the sites from the resources.

You must include the following information in your presentation:
 

  • Design a title page to include the name of the state and a graphic
  • Origin of the name, Louisiana; information on the purchase and when it attained statehood
  • List of the state symbols, their meanings and graphics of the symbols
  • Important products of Louisiana
  • A map of Louisiana
  • Credit for the team who created the slide show


After you have gathered all of your information, open a Microsoft Power Point Presentation program and make a slide show consisting of  6-10 slides on Louisiana.
Be prepared to present it to the class.
 
 

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Evaluation

You will be evaluated on this 4-point rubric for each task.
 
 
Task
Excellent
4
Good 
3
Developing
2
Beginning
Score
Research
Notes
You have completed all of your research notes. You have completed most of your research notes. You have completed some of your research notes. You have gathered little or no information.
Participation You participated and contributed in all activities. You participated and contributed in most activities. You participated and contributed in some activities. You participated and contributed in little or no activities.
Slide Show Your slide show includes all of the required items. Your slide show includes most of the required items. Your slide show includes some of the required items. Your slide show includes little or none of the required items.
Presentation  You presented all information in your own words and in logical order. You presented most of the information in your own words and in logical order. You presented some of the information in your own words and in logical order. You presented little or no information in your own words and in logical order.

 
 

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Conclusion

Congratulations!  Your presentation has been accepted as the official educational slide show on Louisiana.  You have also gained knowledge about your home state.  I hope you have enjoyed your task and learning about the wonderful state of Louisiana!
 
 

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Credits and References

The graphics used come from the following web sites:
The Louisiana Office of Tourism
Google Image Search