A WebQuest is an activity in which pupils look for information on the Web. The objective for pupils is to find out about a particular subject and to do some tasks using the information they have gathered. The Webquests below were designed by some of the myEUROPE teachers. They incorporated information and favourite websites they have been using previously in their teaching.
Rights and privileges of the EU citizens - English and Polish By Bozena Stepien, teacher, Poland
This webquest involves searching for and gathering information about basic priveleges of the EU citizens, preparing a slide presentation and reporting back to the class. Age Group: 15 - 19 Language: Polish, English School subjects: Civics, English
The European Directive on Services By Christiane Bodammer-Gausepohl, teacher, Germany The discussion about the European Services Directive, the different positions and the decision-making process within the European Union are the issues dealt with in this webquest. Students are asked to work in five groups, a list of interesting links is offered as well as questions. Age Group: 16 - 22 Language: German School subjects: Civics, Economy, Politics
From All Four Corners of Europe By Andreea Silter, teacher, Romania This is a cross-curricular web quest for pupils with basic computer skills and a good command of English. It provides opportunities for pupils to develop the key skills of communication, through researching, discussing and sharing information and ideas about fascinating places from all four corners of Europe. In other words, it focuses on cooperative or collaborative learning. Age group: 12-18 Language: English (intermediate-advanced) School subjects: English, Geography, European Citizenship, ICT
What makes a distinguished European? By Susanne Bachtrog, teacher, Austria This Webquest focuses on European visions compared to European realities through the eyes of distinguished Europeans who were awarded the Charlemagne Prize for their contributions towards "European Citizenship". Students are to become aware of both, European history and European values and how they have been put into practice by doing quizzes and research on the net. In role plays they are led to thinking "politically" and encouraged to make oral presentations, conduct interviews and write their own newspaper articles. Age group: 17 and older Languages: English and German School subjects: English, History, Political Studies, European Studies, Literature
Europe in 12 lessons By Patricia McLean, teacher, the UK This quiz is based on the information booklet on the EU, Europe in 12 lessons. This booklet is on-line in 20 languages. Through this quiz, the students are led to understanding of basic facts about the EU. Age group: 14-19 Language: English but can easily be adapted to any language School subjects: English, History, Geography, Civics
Famous European People By Corinne Buijten, teacher, France Students have to browse through authentic documents, make choices and talk about who they consider to be famous European people. They will discover or rediscover who is who in Europe and will debate in order to decide which name they would choose for the first European University. Age group: 13- 16 Language: English but it can easily be adapted to any language School subjects: English, History, Geography
European symbols By Viljenka Šavli, teacher, Slovenia The WebQuest European symbols guides students through different tasks to study given web sites about the European Union in Slovenian language with the aim to learn about EU symbols and to prepare their own presentations. Age group: 12-14 years old Language: Slovenian School subjects: Civics
Learning by flying By Guido Amkreutz, teacher, The Netherlands In this WebQuest you will explore in groups of 4 the low cost airlines, compose your own trip to a European city and make your own program for this visit. Age group: 14-19 Language: English School subjects: Geography, Economics
Dracula Webquest By Jean-Paul Van der Elst, teacher, Belgium In the 15th century, Vlad Dracula played an imminent role in the defence of the Christian world against the Ottoman Turcs. His cruel but just ruling gave him the reputation of being a tyrant. The Pope in Rome was very concerned about the developments in the Balcans. Find out for yourself what is true about Vlad Dracula. Was he a vampire who drank the blood of his victims? Or did the Hungarian kings damage his reputation on purpose to make him an enemy of the true Christian believers? Find out for yourself in a thrilling investigation of which the results might make you shake with fear!
Age group: 14-19 Language: English Subjects: History, Foreign Language
Latvia in the European Union By Ruta Aukspole, teacher, Latvia The webquest focuses on developing skills in oral presentation in English. Age group: 14-19 Language: English Subjects: Art, Music, Economics, Foreign Language, Civics
Discussing and Deciding About Genetic Engineering By Pedro Reis, teacher, Portugal Evaluating the impact of different applications of genetic engineering on our society, with the aim of deciding on the attribution, or not, of a large funding for research in this field. Age group: 15-18 Language: English Subjects: Biology; Integrated Sciences; Science for Public Understanding.
Anti Bullying By Isabel Fonseca, teacher, Portugal This webquest aims at making you aware of bullying as a common problem and how to prevent bullying at school. Besides that, you should also offer solutions on how to fight it, using the acquired knowledge and your creative skills. Age group: 10-19 Language: English Subjects: Civics
Nature Guardians By Biserka Dusparic, teacher, Croatia Through this WebQuest the pupils are lead to learning by doing in and out the classroom. The task is to produce multimedia presentation of the biodiversity in their school yard. It is a collaborative work, an integrated approach to communicative, lifelike and functional learning. This WebQuest aims at raising the level of competences and skills, especially in the field of ICT use in education.
Age group: 12 – 14 year olds Language: English Subjects: Natural sciences, Environmental Education, English, Informatics/ICT, Cross-curricular education
Danmark og Europa By Peter Rasmussen, teacher, Denmark The WebQuest is about Denmark and its role in Europe. Learn about Danish history, art and the birth of Danish democracy. Students will improve their ways of searching for information on the Internet and train their ICT-skills.
Age group: 12 - 16 Language: Danish and English Subjects: Civics, Foreign languages
The British Parliamentary Monarchy By Franck Le Cars, teacher, France This webquest shows the link between an old monarchy and modern democracy in Europe. It is a good approach on British civilisation and culture. Age group: 15 - 17 Language: English Subjects: Civics, Politics and ICT
The Webquest focuses on the Turkish culture. Students will find interesting information on Turkey. For example, on historical artefacts at the top of Mount Nemrut or on the interesting history and geology of Cappadocia.
Age Group: 12-18 Language: English School subjects: Geography, Geology, History, and Cultural Heritage