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These WebQuests and MiniQuests were created
by Anne Arundel County Teachers
using the Maryland Learning Outcomes.


Grade One
Grade Two
LANGUAGE ARTS LANGUAGE ARTS
  Biography WebQuest
(MLO-R) Summarize text in a manner that reflects the main ideas, significant details, and the underlying meaning. 
(MLO-W) Use relevant descriptions, including sensory details, personal experiences, observations, and research-based information to make a topic clear to the reader. 
SOCIAL STUDIES SOCIAL STUDIES
Exploring Families
(MLO-SS) Students will demonstrate attainment of a positive self concept and empathy towards others in order to improve interactions among individuals and groups  in our democratic
society. 
Discovering Pioneers
(MLO-R 1.0) Reorganize information from the text into different forms (charts, drawings, or graphic organizers)  Extract appropriate and significant information from text, including problems and solutions, major points, and identify central ideas in the text. 
(MLO-W 3.0) Write summaries that contain the main ideas of a reading selection and the most significant details. 
(MLO-SS 3.6) Students will describe how transportation and communication networks link communities. 
Famous African Americans
(MLO-W) Students will demonstrate effective writing in academic, social, and personal
situations for a variety of purposes, audiences, and topics. 
(MLO-SS 7.2.3.2) Students will identify how individuals have contributed to the development of community.
SCIENCE SCIENCE
Five Favorites
(MLO-S) Students are able to explain that animals need air, water, and food and that plants need air, water, nutrients and sunlight to survive.
Weather, Weather Everywhere
(MLO-S) Describe the weather using observations, age appropriate tools (i.e., thermometers) and measurements.
Where Do They Live (Gr. K)
(MLO-S) Access and process information from readings,investigations, and/or oral communications. 
Bears
(MLO-S 3.3.12) Students will explain that habitats provide basic needs, (i.e., food, water, shelter, energy) for the organisms living in them. 
Dinosaurs
(MLO-S 3.3.7) Students will identify characteristics of plants and animals, including extinct organisms that enable them to live in specific environments. 
Dinosaur Quest
(MLO-S 3.3.6) Students will explain that all living things can be compared based on similarities and differences (i.e., external features) and distinguish diverse species. 
(MLO-S 3.3.7) Students will identify characteristics of plants and animals, including extinct organisms that enable them to live in specific environments. 
Hurricane's Coming
(MLO-S 2.3.13) Describe the weather using observations, age appropriate tools (i.e.,thermometers) and measurements.
Mascot WebQuest
(MLO 3.1)Describe examples that show that living organisms have special parts (e.g. legs, wings, fins) that allow them to perform certain functions (e.g. walking, flying, swimming). 
(MLO 3.0) Identify characteristics of plants and animals, including extinct organisms that enable them to live in specific environments. 
Classifying Trees (Gr. 3)
(MLO-S 3.3.6) Students will explain that all living things can be compared based on similarities and differnces. 

 
 
 
Grade Four
Grade Five
LANGUAGE ARTS LANGUAGE ARTS
Scavenger Hunt for References
(MLO-R 1.5.5) Students will comprehend and interpret informational text.
(Library Media MLO-1) Students will demonstrate the ability to locate and use information resources, equipment and other technologies effectively and efficiently.
 
 

Maryland Moving Man
(MLO-W)Write information reports for an intended audience and purpose that frames a key question, present a literal understanding of the topic. (MLO-M)Compare data sets to answer a question. 
Legends Part 1 / Part 2 Fable Fun 
(MLO-W) Write  friendly letters that address the knowledge and interests of the audience and state the purpose and the context. (MLO-R) Summarize text in a manner that reflects the main ideas, significant details, and the underlying meaning. 
Dear Mr. Henshaw
(MLO-W) Write for an intended audience and purpose that frame a key question, present a literal understanding ofthe topic, and incluse facts and details that illuminate the main idea. 
Persuasion Quest
(MLO-R) Students will summarize text in a manner that reflects the main ideas, significant details, and its underlying meaning. 
(MLO-R)Students will compare and contrast information in the text with prior knowledge. 
(MLO-W) Students will write to persuade an intended audience by selecting an appropriate form that: establishes a clear position in support of a proposition or proposal supports the position with organized and relevant evidence. 
Holiday Traditions Around the World  (MLO-SS) Students will describe and compare the cultural characteristics of different groups of people.  (MLO-R)Students will read for information 
(MLO-W) Students will write to inform.
The Art of Writing
(MLO-W) Students will write to express personal ideas in stories, poems, plays, and other writings that relate ideas, observations or memories using narrative strategies such as dialogue and description; provide a context to enable the reader to imagine the world of the event or experience. 

Scavenger Hunt for References
(MLO-R 1.5.5) Students will comprehend and interpret informational text.
(Library Media MLO-1) Students will demonstrate the ability to locate and use information resources, equipment and other technologies effectively and efficiently.
Olympic Symbol and Flag
(MLO-R) Students will demonstrate the ability to read for a variety of purposes.
(MLO-W) Students will demonstrate effective writing in academic, social and personal situations for a variety of purposes, audiences and topics. 
(MLO-W 3.5.4) Students will write information reports for an intended audience and purpose that 
present a literal understanding of the topic. 
The Olympics
(MLO-W 3.5.4) Students will write information reports for an intended audience and purpose that
present a literal understanding of the topic. 
Benjamin Franklin
(MLO-R 1.5.5)  Students will summarize text in a manner that reflects that main ideas,significant
details,and its underlying meaning. 
(MLO-W  3.5.4) Students will write information reports for an intended audience and purpose that present a literal understanding of the topic. 
Persuasion Quest
(MLO-R) Students will summarize text in a manner that reflects the main ideas, significant details, and its underlying meaning. 
(MLO-R)Students will compare and contrast information in the text with prior knowledge. 
(MLO-W) Students will write to persuade an intended audience by selecting an appropriate form that: establishes a clear position in support of a proposition or proposal supports the position with organized and relevant evidence. 
The Art of Writing
(MLO-W) Students will write to express personal ideas in stories, poems, plays, and other writings that relate ideas, observations or memories using narrative strategies such as dialogue and description; provide a context to enable the reader to imagine the world of the event or experience. 
SOCIAL STUDIES SOCIAL STUDIES

A School Day in Japan and Maryland
(MLO-SS 6.1) Students will describe and compare the cultural characteristics of different groups of people. 
Maryland Quest
(MLO-R 1.)Students will read for a variety of purposes and respond through global understanding interpretation, personal reflection, and critical stance.
(MLO-W 1.0)Students will write to inform 
(MLO -SS 3.4)Students will described similarities and differences of regions in Maryland and the United States and describe how the regions have changed over time. 
(MLO -SS 3.5)Students will explain the impact of geographic characteristics on settlement, growth and prosperity of places in Maryland and the United States. 
Maryland in a Week
(MLO-SS 3.3) Students will describe the relationship between physical characteristics of a place and the location of human activities. 
Crazy Characters
Explorers
(MLO-SS 1.4) Students will identify and analyze the causes and effects of historic events. 
(MLO-SS 3.1)  Students will construct and interpret maps using map elements including a title, cardinal and intermediate directions, compass rose, border, longitude and latitude, legend/key, author, date and scale. 
(MLO-SS 6.5) Students will describe interactions, contributions, and results of the migration of various peoples and cultures. 
Presidential Election
(MLO SS 6.3)Students will demonstrate understanding of how the United States Constitution allocates power and responsibility in the government. 
Electing a U.S. President
(MLO-SS 6.2) Students will demonstrate attainment of understandings and attitudes needed to secure a reasoned commitment to human dignity, justice, and democratic processes. 
States Quest
(MLO.R.2.3.2) Students will compare and contrast information in the text with prior knowledge. 
(MLO.W.1.7) Students will write information reports for an intended audience and purpose that frame a key question; present a literal understanding of the topic; include facts and details that illuminate the main idea. 
(MLO-SS 3.3)Students will describe the relationship between physical characteristics of a place and the location of human activities.
MATH MATH
Maryland Moving Man
(MLO-W)Write information reports for an intended audience and purpose that frames a key question, present a literal understanding of the topic. 
(MLO-M)Compare data sets to answer a question. 
Trends of the Future
(MLO-M 3.1) Students will gather relevant data and compare data sets to answer a question. 

Geometric Shapes and Fractional Relationships
(MLO-M 5.4) Students will create or select and then apply appropriate problem-solving strategies to solve problem from visual (draw a picture, create a graph), numerical (guess and check look for a pattern), and symbolic (write an equation) perspectives.
 

SCIENCE SCIENCE
Help! My plants are dying!
(MLO-Sci 6.5.3) Students will identify the survival needs and interactions between organisms and the environment. 
Moon Over Maryland
(MLO-Sci 2.2) Students will describe how celestial objects (i.e., sun, moon, stars, planets)  differ (i.e., properties, location, and patterns of movement and change). 
 

Crab Crisis
(MLO-S-6.5.5 )  Students will explain that decisions influencing the environment may have benefits, drawbacks, and unexpectedconsequences no matter how carefully the decisions are made.
(MLO-S-6.3.2) Students will explain that organisms can survive only in environments in which their needs(e.g.food, water,and habitat) can be met. 
(MLO-W3.5.4) Write informational reports for an intended audience and purpose that frame a key question, present a literal understanding of the topic and include facts and details that illuminate the main idea. 

Volcano Discoveries
(MLO-S 2.5.6) Students will explain that Earth’s surface (aquatic and terrestrial) is the result of a combination of constructive and destructive forces (i.e., crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, deposition of sediment, weathering, and erosion).
Chesapeake Bay Detectives
MLO-S-(6.5.5) Students will explain that decisions influencing the environment may have benefits, drawbacks,and unexpected consequences no matter how carefully the decisions are made. 
Inventors and Inventions
(MLO-R 1.0)Students will demonstrate the ability to read for a variety of purposes and respond through global understanding, interpretation, personal reflection, and critical stance.
(MLO-W-1.0)Students will write to inform. 
(MLO-W 2.0)Students will write to persuade.
(MLO-SS 3.8) Students will identify ways and reasons why people adapt to and modify the natural environment with technology, and analyze consequences of the modifications.
Weather Forecasting
(MLO-S-2) Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret and explain information generated by their explanation of scientific phenomena.
Students will be able to make predictions about weather. 
Students will be able to recognize the importance of comparing data collected by different groups, in different places, and at different times. 
Students will demonstrate positive attitudes toward science and its relevance to the individual, society, and the environment and demonstrate confidence in their ability to practice science. 
Students will recognize that scientists explore everyday questions. 
(MLO.R.2.2.2) Students will use proor knowledge and ideas presented in texts to make and confirm predictions. 
(MLO.R.2.3.2)Students will compare and contrast information in the text with prior knowledge. 

Crab Crisis
(MLO-S-6.5.5 )  Students will explain that decisions influencing the environment may have benefits, drawbacks, and unexpectedconsequences no matter how carefully the decisions are made. 
(MLO-S-6.3.2) Students will explain that organisms can survive only in environments in which their needs(e.g.food, water,and habitat) can be met. 
(MLO-W3.5.4) Write informational reports for an intended audience and purpose that frame a key question, present a literal understanding of the topic and include facts and details that illuminate the main idea.
Help! My plants are dying!
(MLO-Sci 6.5.3) Students will identify the survival needs and interactions between organisms and the environment. 


 
 
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