Using Webquests to Break DownCultural Stereotypes

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An introduction to webquests and their main parts supported by a created webquest to break cultual stereotypes


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Using Webquests to break Down Cultural Stereotypes

Main Parts of the presentation :

Main Parts of the presentation Introduction to webquests Building a webquest to break down cultural stereotypes

What are webquests ? :

What are webquests ? “an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners’ time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners’ thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation” Dodge 1995

What are the main Components of a Webquest ? :

What are the main Components of a Webquest ? Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion

Introduction: :

Introduction:   The introduction section provides background information and motivational scenarios like giving students roles to play: "You are an underwater research scientist," or "You are an astronaut planning a trip to the moon." It also provides an overview of the learning goals to students.

Tasks :

Tasks The Task block in a WebQuest is a description of what the learner will produce by the end of the activity. It also describes the tools that are to be used to produce the expected product – such as a PowerPoint presentation, a written report, or an oral presentation.

Process :

Process This is a description of the steps learners should go through in accomplishing the task, with links embedded in each step.

Resources :

Resources This section of the WebQuest consists of a list of the resources (bookmarked Web sites, print resources, etc.) that your students will need to complete the task.


Evaluation This section describes the evaluation criteria needed to meet performance and content standards. Describe to the learners how their performance will be evaluated.

Conclusion :

Conclusion This step allows for reflection by the students and summation by the teacher. "We learn by doing -- but we learn even better by talking about what we did." Students are encouraged to suggest ways of doing things differently .

Stereotypes Webquest:

Stereotypes Webquest

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  ”A stereotype is a commonly held public belief about specific social groups or types of individuals. The concepts of "stereotype" and "prejudice" are often confused with many other different meanings. Stereotypes are standardized and simplified conceptions of groups based on some prior assumptions. Generally speaking, stereotypes are not based on objective truth but rather subjective and sometimes unverifiable content-matter " wikipedia

Introduction :

Introduction Stereotypes prevent us from understanding people who are different from us . Unfortunately , many stereotypes are inaccurate and cause serious problems between communities. You are a UN emissary to the Middle East and the Western countries . Your mission is to find out some cultural stereotypes that hinder cross-cultural communication among the countries of these regions and suggest ways to break them down

Tasks :


Task One:

Task One Refer to link 1 to answer the following questions: a- What are stereotypes ? b-How do stereotypes affect the way we think and feel ?

Task Two:

Task Two Refer to link 2 to find out stereotypes on the West and the Middle East: The West The Middle East

Task Three:

Task Three Refer to link 4 to identify the articles of the universal declaration of human rights that some stereotypes violate. Stereotypes Articles violated


Process This project is two weeks long . Here are the steps to follow  to work on it : Make groups of four to five students 3. Each group decide on a task to work on . 4. Explore the provided references and collect relevant information 5. Prepare a presentation on your findings to the class .

Resources :

Resources Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 Link 4

Evaluation :

Evaluation Team Work Tasks completion PPT Preparation Presentational skills Null D No sign of team work No tasks done No presentation No presentation Low C Weak collaboration Few tasks done Weak presentation Weak presentational skills Medium B Acceptable collaboration Half tasks done Acceptable presentation Acceptable presentational skills High A High sense of team work All tasks done Creative presentation High presentational skills

Conculsion :

Conculsion Discuss the changes this project has brought to your perception of streotypes and your attitudes towards the studied cultural communities . Refer to link 3 to suggest ways to break down stereotypes

Mbarek Akaddar – Morocco

Mbarek Akaddar – Morocco

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