Traveling Latin America
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A WebQuest for 6th Grade (Social Studies and Language Arts)

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LeTrecia Benner and Shannon Betz &


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This lesson is designed for 6th grade students for Social Studies and Language Arts. This lesson would be appropriate for use at the end of a lesson on Latin America, so they can use what they learned in their project. This project will allow the students to apply what they’ve learned, and get experience with searching on the Internet, navigating in websites, working with groups and presenting in front of people.


Curriculum Standards

6th Grade Social Studies TEKS

3 (a,b,c) Geography. The student uses maps, globes, graphs, charts, models, and databases to answer geographic questions.

4 (a,b,c,d) Geography. The student understands the characteristics and relative locations of major historical and contemporary societies.

15 (a,b,c) Culture. The student understands the similarities and differences within and among cultures in different societies.

17 (a) Culture. The student understands relationships that exist among world cultures.

18 (a) Culture. The student understands the relationship that exists between artistic, creative, and literary expressions and the societies that produce them.

21 (a,b,c,d) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of sources including electronic technology.

22 (b,c,d,e) Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms.

23 (a,b) Social studies skills. The student uses problem-solving and decision-making skills, working independently and with others, in a variety of settings.


6th Grade Language Arts TEKS

1 (a) Listening/speaking/purposes. The student listens actively and purposefully in a variety of settings.

2 (a,b,c) Listening/speaking/critical listening. The student listens critically to analyze and evaluate a speaker's message(s).

4 (a,b,c) Listening/speaking/culture. The student listens and speaks to gain and share knowledge of his/her own culture, the culture of others, and the common elements of cultures.

5 (a,b,c,d,e,f) Listening/speaking/audiences. The student speaks clearly and appropriately to different audiences for different purposes and occasions.

7 (a,b,c,d) Reading/fluency. The student reads with fluency and understanding in texts at appropriate difficulty levels.

13 (a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i) Reading/inquiry/research. The student inquires and conducts research using a variety of sources.

14 (a,b,c) Reading/culture. The student reads to increase knowledge of his/her own culture, the culture of others, and the common elements of cultures.

15 (a,b,c) Writing/purposes. The student writes for a variety of audiences and purposes and in a variety of forms.

24 (a,b,c) Viewing/representing/production. The student produces visual images, messages, and meanings that communicate with others. 



·         If there is not computer access or Internet access, the teacher could provide them with the information that they could find on the web, or find book resources for them to use.

·         If the students have Microsoft Publisher available, they could create a brochure on this program and find pictures on the internet to use.

·         The teacher could make this day a fun day where the students could try Latin foods, listen to Latin music and get to see Latin artifacts.

·         If the time permits, the teacher can make this a elaborate presentation where the students can become competitive on selling their country to the audience. The teacher could encourage a more in depth presentation by allowing them to use any sort of materials to use as a prop for the presentation. The students could be as creative as they like and could even use music or video.


Resources Needed

·         The student page of the Traveling Latin America WebQuest.

·         Computers with Internet access

·         Microsoft Publisher or paper and art materials

·         Miscellaneous materials for props

Credits & References




Last updated on April 2005. Based on a template from The WebQuest Page