You have had an introduction to the era of schooners and steamships on
Your task in this web quest is the following:
1) Search the provided websites for information on real-life shipwrecks.
2) Answer the questions on the provided paper that you and you partner have been asked to answer.
3) Locate the beginning and end of you ship’s journey on your
provided map of the
4) Write your news article with your partner using the provided template.
5) You and your partner will write the 1 page rough draft of the news article using the word processor with 14 font in Times Roman style.
6) You and your partner will both edit the rough draft for spelling, punctuation, and paragraphs.
7) You and your partner will insert interesting vocabulary and nautical terms to make your article more interesting using a thesaurus, and nautical terms using and the website.
8) You and your partner will insert a nautical photograph into your article using the internet.
9) You and your partner will share the completed articles of the shipwrecks with the rest of your classmates. This will be followed by a class discussion.
Step 1 :The entire class will be divided into assigned groups of two using your student numbers. The student with the lower number is the crew captain and is responsible for keeping the crew on course for the time and will answer his/her list of questions. The student with the higher number is the boatswain. This is the crew record keeper and is responsible for the safety and maintenance of the group logs or records. The boatswain will answer his/her list of questions. You are now being assigned to research a ship by your student number.
1) Students 1 &2 will have the ship Homer Warren http://www.shipwreckworld.com/story/140-year-old-canadian-steamer-homer-warren-has-been-discovered.aspx
2) Students 3 & 4 will have the ship Orcadian http://www.shipwreckworld.com/story/shipwreck-explorers-discover-1850s-canadian-schooner-lake-ontario.aspx
3) Students 5 & 6 will have the ship Etta Belle http://www.shipwreckworld.com/story/152-year-old-schooner-discovered-in-lake-ontario.aspx
& 8 will have the ship
5) Students 9& 10 will have the ship Lucy J. Latham http://www.shipwreckworld.com/story/shipwreck-explorers-discover-1850s-canadian-schooner-lake-ontario.aspx
11& 12 will have the ship
7) Students 13 & 14 will have the ship George A. Marsh http://www.adventuredives.com/marsh.htm
8) Students 15 & 16 will have the ship David W. Mills http://www.dreamscape.com/pchurch/scuba/mills.html
9) Students 17 & 18 will have the ship Sir Robert Peel http://bobsnautical.50megs.com/photo5.html
10. Students 19 & 20 will have the ship Speedy http://www.jwfishers.com/nr/nr163.htm
11. Students 21 & 22 will have the ship US Coast Guard Boat 56022 http://www.shipwreckworld.com/story/divers-locate-coast-guard-boat-sunk-in-1977.aspx
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Step 2 :The captain (lower number) has the following questions:
What were the weather conditions like when the ship set sail?
What was the first indication of trouble that the crew members had?
What did the crew do to try to overcome their difficulties? Describe this in detail.
What caused the ship to sink?
How did the survivors find safety?
What unique facts did you learn about this shipwreck?
The boatswain (higher number) has the following questions: most of this information can be found on www.boatnerd.com/swayze/shipwreck
The name, serial number, dimensions, type of ship, and year ship was built.
The place of departure and endpoint of the ship.
The date of the wreck.
The cargo and the name of the captain, how many crew members aboard, how many perished and survived.
If the shipwreck has been found describe the condition of the ship, its location, the date it was found, the names of the people who discovered it, and the equipment that was used to search it.
Step 3: Boatswain- Locate your ship’s route on the provided map.
Step 4: Captain and Boatswain; Fill out the following History Frame:
Title of Event Authors
Name, type of ship, dimensions, year ship was built. The name of port where the ship left from and the date. The year the ship sank. The cargo the ship was carrying and the ship’s destination. State the name of the captain and the number of crew.
Key episodes or events: State the weather conditions that the ship set sail in. Describe the route that the ship was taking. Describe the problem/problems that the ship encountered. Explain what the crew and captain did to try to solve the problem. What made the ship finally go down? Discuss the rescue if any was made by another ship. State how many people perished and how many survived. Describe the location where the ship went down. Explain any unique facts about this shipwreck.
Outcome: Has the shipwreck been recently discovered in
Step 5: With your partner write the 1 page rough draft with 14 font in Times Roman style
Step 6: You and your partner will both edit the rough draft for spelling, punctuation, spelling, and paragraphs.
Step 7: You and your partner will insert interesting vocabulary and nautical terms to make your article more interesting using a thesaurus, and nautical terms website
Step 8: You and your partner will insert a nautical photograph into your article using the internet.
Step 9: You and your partner will share the completed articles of the shipwrecks with the rest of the class. This will be followed by a class discussion.
Students will be evaluated individually as well as receiving a group grade.
Students will present their articles to the class. Afterwards there will be discussion starting
with 1) What are your observations concerning the reasons for the various
shipwrecks? 2) How could have these tragedies been avoided? 3) What were the schooners and steamships
used for in the 19th century? 4)
Why should we understand the marine heritage of
Based on a template from The WebQuest Page