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Today's students need constant challenges in order to focus. WebQuests are problem-based learning activities that engage students in learning. Engage your students in experiential (hands on) learning activities that promote social skills via teamwork, higher order critical thinking skills via inquiry and problem-based learning, and technological skills via the Internet and Microsoft applications. Motivate your students to become lifelong learners by using WebQuests.


Professor Bernie Dodge, the father of Webquests, defines them as "inquiry-oriented activities in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the internet".


The WebQuest is divided into 7 sections. I provided examples from The Perfect Society.

  1. Introduction
  2. Task
  3. Process
  4. Resources
  5. Evaluation
  6. Conclusion
  7. Teacher Page


Students generally work in teams. Each student has a role, or a specific area to research. WebQuests often assign students to play real-life situations of professional researchers or historical figures.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan for a WebQuest on The Last Spin, a short story by Evan Hunter. The literature-based WebQuest was created by Nellie Deutsch.

Literature-based WebQuests

  1. The Perfect Society WebQuest is based on the futuristic novel by Lois Lowry.
  2. Apples from the Desert WebQuest, a short story by Savyon Liebrecht.
  3. The Last Spin WebQuest, a short story by Evan Hunter.

Topic-based WebQuests


You are encourage to access and contribute the WebQuest database!