A WebQuest for Kindergarten (Social Science)
With your teachers
you will look at pictures on the web to see different types of houses
from places around the world. You will choose and draw pictures
of houses in cold and hot regions on the earth; you will tell the class
about them. One of your pictures will be in the pages of the
class's big book, Where We
You will take a
tour of different kinds of shelters in regions with land and water or
city and farm places. Then you will select your favorite
shelter. You will put your choice in a classroom graph, "Our
Favorite Houses"and dramatize a poem, "Build A House".
Be sure to go to
places on the computer:
Now, you can get
you will listen to a
story, "My House", by Dorros.
2. You will write the uppercase and
lowercase Hh and draw your family inside of a picture of a house; you
will color all of the pictures.
3. You will be assigned a partner to
takes turns at the computer to see different kinds of houses around the
6. Are these
houses the same colors and
sizes? Remember to draw them in your journal.
9. Stand, clap, sing, and dramatize this song:
Build A House
(Sung to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
Build, build, build a house,
With doors and windows, too.
Add a roof to keep it dry,
A home for me and you!
10. Go to the computer with your partner. Look at these houses in a city:
Why do cities need more houses than farms?
house in the city
11. This is a house that can be found on a farm.
house on the farm
12. Listen to a taped story of "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse". Think about the houses that you saw in cities and on farms. Draw five houses and put the city mouse in one of them. Draw one house for the country mouse; draw it inside the house.
13. Along with another group of partners, you and your partner will go to the science center. One group can build a city and the other group can make a farm house; add other items from the science center for your block houses.
14. Look at some houses in hot and cold places:
house in Canada
15. Draw these houses in your journal. Label them with the words hot or cold.
16. Which houses have more water around or near them in the next pictures. Draw a picture in your journal.
house on stilts
house on stilts
17. Look at the "Our Favorite Houses" chart. Choose a house. Write your name on a card. Your teacher will post your card above the row with your choice. After the class has had a chance to select their own favorites, you will count the cards for each of the houses. Then you will see which house received the ,most, least, or same amount of votes. Make a chart like this one in your journal.
18. Now take two virtual tours of houses by clicking
19. You were able to see many houses. The last part of your journey allowed you to see more of the insides and outside places of different houses. Now, you are ready to draw your own
favorite house in the activity sheet.
20. Dictate four things about your favorite house to your teacher. Practice reading your favorite house page to be able to read it to the class in our big book, "Where Would You Live".
21. Participate in making a mural of houses with the class.
22. Volunteer to help to decorate our house cake. Then you can eat a piece.
The students have learned that people around the world live in shelters which are houses or dwellings that are not the same. They know that houses not the same around the world, because of differences in the following: Sizes, shapes, and colors; hot and cold regions; areas with little or more water; availability or choices of building materials; and populations and activities of people in farms and cities.Internet Resources
Building with sticks
House in Canada
House on stilts
House on stilts
"My House" by Arthur Dorros (Scholastic Inc.)
"Harcourt Horizons: All About Me