USF's WebQuest 









 Welcome to the Revolution! In this Webquest you will be taking on the task of doing an in depth research on many of the historical figures that were involved in the early monarchy and the revolution. This site is designed so that each student group gets a chance to show other students the importance of a character of their choosing and do research on the character and bring that character to life in their presentation.



There are actually two parts to this Webquest the first part the students will make a life timeline based on the significant figure that they choose. The time line will contain details throughout the life of the significant figure. The second part will be to create a PowerPoint presentation about the figure that will be presented in class.

Samuel Adams

Ethan Allen

Benedict Arnold

Crispus Attucks

John Barry

John Burgoyne

George Rogers Clark

Charles, Lord Cornwallis

Benjamin Franklin

Nathaniel Green

Nathan Hale

Mary Ludwig Hays

Patrick Henry

John Jay

Thomas Jefferson

John Paul Jones

Marquis de Lafayette

Richard Henry Lee

Sybil Ludington

Francis Marion

Thomas Paine

Casimir Pulaski

Paul Revere

Betsy Ross

Baron Friedrich von Steuben

George Washington

George III

Henry VIII

Henry III



Alfred the Great

William the Conqueror

Richard I (Lionhearted)

Mary I

Elizabeth I












Students will be assigned in a five person group with in the group there will be five roles that will be assigned it's up to the group to decide who will be responsible for there role:



There are a variety of resources students will be able to use for this project:

This is only a few that you can choose to use however it is open to your own creative genius to find other research material.



This is a cooperative learning grade and students will be graded on participation and the ability to work within the group efficiently. The group as a whole will be graded on both projects using the following:








       4 pt

       3 pt

             2 pt


Knowledge of content

Extensive use of relevant information: showed extra research: details selected to support biography were very appropriate

Consistent use of relevant information: showed adequate research:; details supported main idea and were accurate

Inconsistent use of relevant information: some information included was not relevant: showed some research biography only partially supported by details, some details inaccurate

Showed little or no incorporation of information, showed little or no research, biography not supported by details, many details inaccurate


Extremely well organized; logical format was easy to follow; fully explained and illustrated

Clear organization: focused on key Ideas

Somewhat organized: some ideas were not presented clearly

Confusing: illogical format: several key ideas were missing



Few mechanical errors

Some errors in spelling, labeling, or dates

Many errors in spelling labeling, or dates


Striking communicated information effectively: showed strong understanding of audience

Clear, uncluttered, and attractive: showed some understanding of audience

Information could be understood, but product was not attractive: showed little understanding of audience

Illegible or messy information presented could not be understood: showed no understanding of audience


Put a great deal of creative energy into project , very original

Thoughtful format with many creative touches: somewhat original

Some creative touches, but often formulaic, little originality

Put little energy or effort into project no originality.



Students by the end of this lesson plan should have a better understanding of Monarchy and the American Road to Revolution. Students should also have gained skills in computer use (PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and internet) as well as better communication and presentation skills. This lesson plan was designed to add a lesson for a multitude of learning intelligences.

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