Creating a Scavenger Hunt/Christmas Around the World
Created by Patricia Janann Nicholson
Lesson Plan
Grading Rubric

In this activity you will become acquainted with an internet scavenger hunt and then create one yourself. For this activity you will be turning in three activities:

  • Sample Scavenger Hunt
  • A scavenger hunt you have created without the answers
  • A scavenger hunt you have created with the answers

The first activity is to become acquainted with how a scavenger hunt works so you will complete on that I have created. Click on the link below to open the page in a browser. Copy and paste the page into Microsoft Word. Use the browser to complete the scavenger hunt, then fill the answers in on your Word worksheet. Save this sample scavenger hunt to your student folder.

Christmas Around the World Scavenger Hunt

Now you will create your own scavenger hunt using the links below. First click on one of the web pages below, then navigate to a country until you find a clue you want to use for your first question.

http://www.christmas-world.freeservers.com/

http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/

http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=76

http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/MCC/

http://www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/

http://www.santas.net/aroundtheworld.htm

http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/

Include a title at the top of your page which includes your first name only. Example:

Mike's Scavenger Hunt Christmas Around the World

Make sure the title is center at the top of the Word document. Now you are ready to start including your questions for the scavenger hunt along with the hypertext links that will lead to the page on the Internet the holds the answer to your question.

1. Write the question in Microsoft Word. Make sure that your web page with the answer to your questions is open in a browser window. Drag over your main word in your question:

1. Write the question in Microsoft Word. Make sure that your web page with the answer to your questions is open in a browser window. Drag over your main word in your question:

Highlight Word

2. With the Insert tab selected select Hyperlink:

Insert Hyperlink

3. Return to your web page that holds the answer to your question. Click in the Address bar to highlight the web address.

Highlight Hyperlink

4. Right click on the highlighted link and select copy:

Copy Link

5. At the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, paste the url in the address box by placing your cursor in the address box and clicking Ctrl + V.

Paste Url

6. Click OK to close the Insert Hyperlink dialog box. Your text should now appear blue, indicating it is now a hyperlink:

Hyperlink Text

7. Save your page as a web page by clicking the office button Office Button and selecting Save As and choosing other formats:

Save As Other Formats

At the Save At Other Format dialog box at the save as type dropdown menu select Web Page.

Save As a Web Page

8. To preview it in a browser click F12 or open the page from your student folder. Continue adding other clues to your web page by following the steps above. You should have ten questions in all. Make sure you create an answer key in a separate document.

Zip all three assignments to a zip folder and submit it for grading.

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In this activity you will become acquainted with an internet scavenger hunt and then create one yourself. For this activity you will be turning in three activities:

  • Sample Scavenger Hunt
  • A scavenger hunt you have created without the answers
  • A scavenger hunt you have created with the answers

The first activity is to become acquainted with how a scavenger hunt works so you will complete on that I have created. Click on the link below to open the page in a browser. Copy and paste the page into Microsoft Word. Use the browser to complete the scavenger hunt, then fill the answers in on your Word worksheet. Save this sample scavenger hunt to your student folder.

Christmas Around the World Scavenger Hunt

Now you will create your own scavenger hunt using the links below. First click on one of the web pages below, then navigate to a country until you find a clue you want to use for your first question.

http://www.christmas-world.freeservers.com/

http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/

http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=76

http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/MCC/

http://www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/

http://www.santas.net/aroundtheworld.htm

http://www.theholidayspot.com/christmas/worldxmas/

Include a title at the top of your page which includes your first name only. Example:

Mike's Scavenger Hunt Christmas Around the World

Make sure the title is center at the top of the Word document. Now you are ready to start including your questions for the scavenger hunt along with the hypertext links that will lead to the page on the Internet the holds the answer to your question.

1. Write the question in Microsoft Word. Make sure that your web page with the answer to your questions is open in a browser window. Drag over your main word in your question:

Highlight Word

2. Click Insert on the Standard Toolbar and select Hyperlink:

Insert Hyperlink

3. Return to your web page that holds the answer to your question. Click in the Address bar to highlight the web address.

Highlight Hyperlink

4. Right click on the highlighted link and select copy:

Copy Link

5. At the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, paste the url in the address box by placing your cursor in the address box and clicking Ctrl + V.

Paste Url

6. Click OK to close the Insert Hyperlink dialog box. Your text should now appear blue, indicating it is now a hyperlink:

Hyperlink Text

7. Save your page as a web page by clicking File > Save as a Web Page:

File Save As a Webpage

8. To preview it in a browser click F12 or open the page from your student folder. Continue adding other clues to your web page by following the steps above. You should have ten questions in all. Make sure you create an answer key in a separate document. When you have completed the scavenger hunt let your teacher look over it. Once you have been assigned a grade for your scavenger hunt your teacher will then take this file and upload it to a server for one of your classmates to complete. You will be responsible for grading this assignment so make sure you have an answer key to check it with.

You will also be assigned to complete another student's scavenger hunt which will also be included in your grade for this assignment. Make sure you check your grading rubric to make sure that all components have been covered. Once they have been graded put them in your portfolio in the order in which they appear in the Table of Contents.

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