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2nd Grade Money WebQuest Introduction You have been selected by your teacher to become one of the money ambassadors for the second grade class. In order to do a good job as an ambassador, you must learn all that you can about money so that you can share your knowledge with your classmates when you return to your class. Over the next three days, you will be asked to go to many web sites to learn more about money and also to learn about what makes the state of Texas special. You will be reading the information on the web sites and answering the questions included on these pages. On the last day we will hold a competition to see who can make the most money running an online lemonade stand business. Do you think you will have what it takes to be the grand prize winner? Good luck! Task You will be completing three tasks over the next three days. First, you will click on the given links and answer the money questions associated with the page. You will also be learning about what makes Texas special. In this section you will design your own Texas State Quarter based on what you learn about Texas. You will also be voting for one of the real choices for the Texas State Quarter that will be a part of the 50 State Quarter Program. Your final task will be the online lemonade stand competition. Process Before you begin the process, please take a moment to look in the evaluation section. The rubric will show you what is required to earn each grade category. The links you will need for each task are listed in the RESOURCES section. Your first task Click on the first link to a website. (http://www.usmint.gov/kids) Now click on Cartoons and then on Birth of a Coin. You will watch a cartoon about how coins are made. 1. After you have watched Birth of a Coin, please write three things you learned about how coins are made. 1. 2. 3. Task Two Now click on Link Two to read about the 50 State Quarters Program, and then answer the below question. 2. What is the 50 State Quarters Program? How would you describe it to someone who had never heard of it before? Task Three In 2004, the Texas state quarter will be available. They are currently trying to decide on a design for the Texas quarter that would represent our state the best. Go to the third link to read some important facts about Texas. 3. What are two or three interesting things about Texas that are included on this web page? Task Four Please click on link four now to read some more about different things that Texas is well known for. 4. What are the five listed nicknames of Texas? 5. Do any of the nicknames surprise you? If so, which one and why? If not,which one do you think represents Texas the best and why? 6. Keeping in mind what you know about what is special and unique about Texas, create your own design in the circle below for a Texas quarter. 7. Why did you choose the above design for your recommendation for the Texas State Quarter? Why do you feel that it represents Texas? Task Five Click on Link Five to participate in a poll deciding which one of the five finalists should be our Texas State Quarter. Read the short introduction first. Next click on each of the five coins so that you may see the detail. 8. Which of the five quarters did you vote for? 9. Why did you choose this as your favorite design for the Texas quarter? Now that you have decided which of the five choices is your favorite, select your choice and submit your answer. You will see a graph that shows how many votes each quarter design received. 10. Which place did your choice come in (first, second, third, fourth, or fifth)? 11.Which quarter design received the most votes? 12.Which quarter design received the least votes? Task Six The poll you just participated in showed the five finalists selected by the Texas Numismatic Association. What is numismatics? To find out, please click on link six to go to a dictionary web site. Now type in the word numismatics to find out what it means. 13. How would you describe numismatics to someone who hadn’t heard the word before? Task Seven Please click on link seven to play some games that will require you to use your money knowledge and math skills. Be sure to play at least three games and to make a note below of which games you had time to play. Have fun! Task Eight Lemonade Stand Online Competition (This page has a fantastic game for the kids. We will have an online competition in which students will try to make the most money at their lemonade stand in thirty days. I will have an activity page that goes along with the game that will help them organize their data so that they can see more readily the variables that influence how much money they make (weather, temperature, price, lemonade recipe/ratio between lemons, sugar, and ice). I have another document that goes along specifically with the lemonade stand task to help the students keep track of their data, but it is saved on my work computer. If you’d like to see it let me know and I’ll send you a copy!) Resources Link One Money minting cartoon http://www.usmint.gov/kids Link Two 50 State Quarters Program http://www.usmint.gov/kids/index.cfm?FileContents=/kids/coinnews/50sq.cfm Link Three Texas Senate for Kids http://www.senate.state.tx.us/kids/Trivia.htm Link Four Texas’s Nicknames http://www.netstate.com/states/intro/tx_intro.htm Link Five Texas Quarter Finalists Survey http://www.dallasnews.com/cgi-bin/survey.cgi?survey=742&step=answerSurvey Link Six Dictionary Search http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary OR www.dictionary.com Link Seven U.S. Mint Money Games http://www.usmint.gov/kids/index.cfm?Filecontents=/kids/games/index.cfm Link Eight Lemonade Stand Game http://www.coolmath4kids.com/mathgames/lemonade/index.html Evaluation Your work during this three-day WebQuest will be evaluated by your teacher according to the following rubric. You will want to make sure that your work completes all of the requirements for a 3, and try to aim to get 4s! Money WebQuest Rubric Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary Score 1 2 3 4 Activity pages Activity were completed pages were Activity Pages with in depth No activity less than Activity pages answers. Student pages were 50% were made effort to submitted completed. completed. give extra More effort detail/thorough needed. explanations. Fantastic Texas State Quarter Simple Texas State Texas State design! Student Texas Quarter Quarter Task Student did showed Quarter was showed not complete exemplary designed. knowledge of the Texas knowledge of Only one Texas. At State Texas by element least two Quarter including several representing elements of Task. Texas details. Texas was Texas were Extra effort was included. included. shown on quarter art work. Student Student completed Lemonade Stand participated Student competition and Competition Student did in completed full ended with not competition, 30 days of positive cash. participate in but did not lemonade Student can Lemonade complete stand sales. describe what Stand more than Adequate data elements are Competition. 20 days of was recorded important in lemonade for each day. running a stand sales. successful lemonade stand. Student was on Student was Student was Student was task during frequently off task at Participation in on task and WebQuest. off task and times and WebQuest adequately Showed did not gave completed all exemplary complete the minimal of the tasks. knowledge and WebQuest responses to Good job! leadership during tasks. the tasks. required tasks. Total: Conclusion Congratulations! You have learned a lot. You are now an official, second-grade numismatist. You will do a great job as a Money Ambassador. Before you return to share your knowledge with your class, please take a moment to think about these questions. Do you know more about money than you did when you started the WebQuest? Was there any information that surprised you? What do you think is the most interesting part of how money is made? If you could tell someone three things that make Texas special, what would you tell them? If you were asked to design a quarter for Round Rock (or Austin), what would it look like? Was it easy or hard to run your own lemonade stand? If you had to tell someone else the most important things about selling lemonade, what would you tell them? What changes would you make if you played the lemonade stand game again?
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