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Web de Anza


School Name

Desert Canyon Middle School, Scottsdale, Arizona

Teacher Name

Louise Bunker and Jennifer Riney

Grade

Sixth, Seventh, and Eight

Unit Name

Integrating Technology and Spanish Exploration

Lesson Name

Creating an On-Line Quiz Using Claris HomePage and Web de Anza

Lesson Number

 

Focus of the Lesson

Students will learn about Spanish Explorers; notably about the life of Juan Bautista de Anza and his efforts to colonize throughout the southwest United States and California. They will use the information gathered to create an on-line quiz.  

Objectives

1. Students will identify the major Spanish Explorers and the areas they explored.

2. Students will understand the purpose of de Anza's explorations.

3. Students will describe the effects of the arrival of Spanish explorers on native peoples of the southwest United States.

4. Students will understand how to create an on-line quiz using Claris HomePage.

Projected Time Needed

Two Weeks

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Materials/Technology Needed

1. Computer Lab

2. Internet Access

3. Claris HomePage Software

Use of Web de Anza

Students will work with a partner or small group to conduct research using the Web de Anza as a major source for information. Students will design a series of web pages to create an on-line quiz accentuating what they learned. Students will select the 'Top Ten' questions to be included on the Web de Anza site.

Use of Scholars-Consultants (optional)

Teacher Activities

Students will be briefed for the project by textbook activities and Internet research skills. The teacher should assign partners or small groups of no more than three students per group. Teacher will assign various topics and subjects to be covered by each group. Each group will be responsible for conducting research on the Internet using the Web de Anza as their major source of information. Each group will be responsible for creating an on-line quiz using Claris HomePage. All teacher directions should meet lesson objectives.

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Student Activities

Students will use critical historical inquiry to interpret the past. Topics assigned to students will cover the following:
1. identifying the major Spanish Explorers

2. investigation into fact or fiction about de Anza

3. time period in United States history

4. geographical reference points

5. topography of the area explored

6. the purpose of de Anza's explorations

7. the expedition's route

8. challenges of the expedition

9. supplies and shortages

10. comparison of Font's Diary entries and those of de Anza

11. the effects of Spanish explorers on native peoples of the southwest United States

12. comparison of de Anza's expeditions and those of other Spanish explorers

13. success or failure of expeditions

Evaluation of Student Learning

Students will be evaluated by their group performance, the presentation of their on-line quiz, and the content of information presented.

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Evaluation of Lesson

1. Students ability to complete required research

2. Students ability to understand and gather historical data.

3. Students ability to understand and use technology.

Content Standards (Note: Links below go to listed National Council for the Social Studies curriculum standard reflected in this lesson ) .

  

Other (Using Claris HomePage authoring software to....)

ADD BACKGROUND COLOR AND PATTERNS

ADD BACKGROUND IMAGES

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ADD GRAPHICS

There are only two acceptable formats for graphics . . . GIF and JPEG. HomePage automatically converts images to one of these Web-friendly formats.

HomePage provides a collection of backgrounds, buttons, animated GIFs, and other art designs to liven up your site.

COPY AND PASTE AN IMAGE

SET A DEFAULT FOLDER, WHERE HOMEPAGE WILL STORE ALL OF YOUR IMAGES

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ESTABLISHING AN IMAGE ON A PAGE

RESIZE AN IMAGE

ADD IMAGE BORDERS

ADD TEXT

ALIGN IMAGES

Vertically

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ALIGN TEXT

CHANGE FONTS

From the STYLE Menu, choose 'Font' 'Size', etc.

CHANGE PHYSICAL STYLE

COLOR TEXT

CREATE BULLETED LISTS

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FORMAT TEXT

INDENT PARAGRAPHS

SAVE

SPELL CHECK


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Web de Anza On-Line Learning Community
Center for Advanced Technology In Education
Eugene, Oregon
 
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Phil Kessinger
Content Coordinator
December 5, 2000
 
emc@pond.net
 
Note: Web de Anza resources contain an extensive collection of primary and secondary historical sources on the Spanish Colonial era of Juan Bautistia de Anza in North America, 1750-1800. We encourage you to visit the main Web de Anza site at http://anza.uoregon.edu and explore.