An Internet Scavenger Hunt

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.

For more about Special #2 from Connecting Courage ~ Community ~ Computer, e-mail Lisa Vasallo, author and AT&T Teacher Disseminator.
Learning Standards
  • 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.
  • Classroom Activities
    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 independent reading

    activities about courage. Students and
    teacher read Scavenger Hunt hard copy and
    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
    other students?
    Community Activities
    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.

    Web Sites
    Scavenger Hunt lists Courage web sites.
    Learn how to set up a scavenger hunt at: