In this WebQuest, students find out the answers to questions about asthma and also do some research into the debate about what may be causing increased incidents of asthma.
Research is followed by the development of a persuasive presentation, based on a specific perspective and audience.
Students will first develop an educated opinion as to whether or not air pollution causes higher rates of asthma.
Once the research is completed, students will create projects that reflect their opinions. They will be developed and presented from the perspective of a specific member of
society, such as doctor, parent, researcher, member of industry, etc. The project may be an informational brochure or multimedia presentation.
The goal is to convince the audience and to encourage them to take appropriate action.
A rubric or other means to evaluate the final task. May include rubrics or tests to measure competencies or accomplishment of interim skills.
In the process of completing this WebQuest, youíve not only become informed about asthma, you have developed important critical thinking skills. You have learned that there
are often many factors involved in an issue and how to examine these different aspects. You have read information to answer key questions about a topic, and you have formed your
own educated opinion. Youíve also learned about writing persuasively in order to convince your audience, and put that to work by creating your own presentation. These skills
will serve you well as you form opinions on other issues in the future. Congratulations on a highly productive endeavor!