Key Questions: What is Courage? How can the Internet help you discover
and learn from other children around the world? How can the Internet
be used as a tool to spread messages of courage and hope? This Internet
Scavenger Hunt is a fun way to build research and information seeking
skills. As students work in cooperative groups and research courage
on the Internet, they begin to plan their own community service activities.
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Connecting Courage ~ Community ~ Computer, e-mail
Lisa Vasallo, author and AT&T
Understand the importance of technological advances for the spread
of literacy and
for citizen access to information.
Identify contributions of citizens and civic groups to public
policy, legal reform,
justice, and public safety.
Surfing and researching several topics on the Internet, students discuss
difficulties in locating reliably informative sites and prepare for
a directed search using pre-selected web sites. Cooperative student
groups collaborate on the Internet Scavenger Hunt. As they share computers,
those waiting for access select a book from the list below and complete
activities about courage. Students and
teacher read Scavenger Hunt hard copy
understand they will research only the
listed URL's that link to appropriate
web sites. Upon completing the hunt, the
class responds to Key Questions: What
did you learn from this project? How can
you use this information to help
The final question on the Scavenger Hunt encourages students to read
about various community service learning projects. When they finish
the hunt, they plan their own community service learning plan of action.
Students discuss School-to-Career
competencies: Collect, analyze, organize
information; Use technology; Initiate and
complete activities; Interact with others.
The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum listed on the Scavenger
Hunt , Selected books: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine
Paterson; So Far from the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins;
Number The Stars by Lois Lowry; Roll of Thunder, Hear My
Cry by Mildred Taylor; Taking Sides by Gary Soto
Students participate in an Internet Scavenger
Hunt to research courage related sites.
Students and teacher compare final results of Scavenger Hunt answers.
Scavenger Hunt lists Courage web
Learn how to set up a scavenger hunt at: