Biography Webquest for Third
Created and developed by: Mrs. Andrea Francisco
Forest Avenue School Library Media Specialist
Greetings, young researchers! You are about to embark
on an exciting biography research adventure. Mrs.
Francisco will be assisting you as you navigate through
the land of biographies (both print and online). At the
end of your journey, you are going to be presenting
your person in the Forest Avenue Library Museum. Let’s
You will be choosing an interesting person who has
made a positive impact on society. As a new researcher
for the Forest Avenue Library museum, you will have to
convince your classmates that your famous person is
worthy of display.
To do so, you will create a biography cereal box to be on
display in our museum.
It’s time to choose your interesting person. Remember to choose
carefully, your classmates will be deciding if your person is worthy of
inclusion in our Forest Avenue Library Museum.You must have at least
two resources. Be sure to hand in your biography research contract
1) Each researcher will pick an interesting person who has made a positive
impact society. Once you’ve picked your person, you will need to get
approval from Mrs. Francisco and your parent or guardian.You will need
to find an appropriate biography book.
2) You will read the biography book.
3) You will find an online resource on your famous person.
4) Upon completion of your research, you will use the biography research
worksheet to gather and record information about your interesting
5) Once you have gathered all the necessary information, you are ready to
get started on your cereal box display.You will follow the steps outlined
in the cereal box directions.
6) You will present your interesting person to your classmates.Your
findings should convince them to include him/her in our Forest Avenue
Forest Avenue Library
West Babylon Public Library
*see Mrs. Francisco for log in & password
Category 4 3 2 1
Use of Class Time Used time well during Used time well during Used some of the time Did not use class time
each class period. each class period. well during each class to focus on the project
Focused on getting the Usually focused on period. There was OR often distracted
project done. Never getting the project some focus on getting others.
distracted others. done and never the project done but
distracted others. occasionally distracted
Required Elements The cereal box All required elements All but 1 of the required Several required
includes all required are included on the elements are included elements were
elements as well as cereal box. on the cereal box. missing.
Content - Accuracy At least 10 accurate 7 accurate facts are 5 accurate facts are Less than 4 accurate
facts are displayed on displayed on the cereal displayed on the cereal facts are displayed on
the cereal box. box. box. the cereal box.
Knowledge Gained Student can accurately Student can accurately Student can accurately Student appears to
answer all questions answer most questions answer about 75% of lack knowledge about
related to facts on the related to facts on the questions related to the facts or processes
biography information biography information facts on the biography used to create the
sheet and processes sheet and processes information sheet and cereal box.
used to create the used to create the processes used to
cereal box. cereal box. create the cereal box.
Attractiveness The cereal box is The cereal is attractive in The cereal box is The cereal box is not well
exceptionally attractive in terms of design, layout acceptably attractive organized and lacks
terms of design, layout, and neatness. though it may be a bit appeal.
and neatness. messy.
Congratulations! You have completed your
biography research adventure. Mrs. Francisco will
now display the cereal boxes that have been
deemed worthy by your classmates.