In this fun one-day activity, students learn about the technology and history of haunted houses, as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. A complete answer key is provided for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. Students can be provided with the sites that have the answers (below in Student Resources) or directed to search the Internet on their own. Two versions of the WebQuest are included to let teachers print the questions or to provide them digitally as an interactive page in an editable Microsoft PowerPoint file.
This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used selectively in upper elementary as well (for more mature students). This is a great activity for Halloween or the fall season, or for a time when you need a quick, one-day activity. Great for use with a sub too!
• Teacher & Student Resources
• WebQuest questions for students – print and digital versions (editable)
• WebQuest Answer Key (non-editable, .pdf)
Total Pages: 8
Teaching Duration: 1 day