ERIC Number: ED448106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Developing StoryWeb Units That Integrate the Internet and Social Studies.
Scott, Renay M.
StoryWeb is a teaching technique that combines elements of the short story and the Internet to provide an interactive simulation for students using differentiated content, product, and process. This paper describes one StoryWeb unit and indicates how one could implement the unit in a middle school U.S. History course. A StoryWeb unit uses the short story elements of setting, characterization, and critical incidents to develop a context in which the events of history unfold like the plot of a story. The paper presents a unit on the American Revolution in which students learn the historical setting and people, read the book "The American Patriot," and conduct research on the Internet through WebQuest. (Contains 13 notes.) (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Middle School Association Conference (27th, St. Louis, MO, November 2-4, 2000).