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Social Studies Internet Hunt Activities created by Cindy O'Hora

The Internet is an enormous collection of answers. The challenge is to find them. Completing an internet hunt will develop your web browing skills. You will learn lots of interesting stuff. You will harness powerful web site tools like databases to obtain fresh information. You will use this data to answer challenging, thinking required questions. Oh, what fun! Before you begin, broaden your web browsing skills by checking out my tips on Getting Back.

How to Use: Create a link from your class/school web page to this index page or to the individual hunt page.
Bookmark this site. OR You can type the address of a hunt page in the browser location bar. Print the hunt web page(s)
for an answer sheet or use the printer friendly worksheets, or have the students number down a lined sheet of paper or Do the digital format

Goldilocks Web tip: You can easily adjust your view of the text on a page. If you think the words are too small: Safari - Go: View .. Make Text bigger or Mac - hold down the command key command key and press the + key (plus sign) or Windows use Ctrl & + key. Firefox - Go: View .. Text Size. Conversely, if you think it is too big do the same, but choose smaller or Mac command key .. - (minus sign) or Windows: Ctrl .. - minus sign key. Look for this feature on other browsers so you can make your view .. just right!

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions,
they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.-- John Adams

Science - 60
Social Studies, Civics & People
50 States facts Discovery Project

51st State - What are the protocols for U.S. statehood?

A Woman got it done.~Virgil - Extraordinary Women

African Americans Activity - exceptional people utd 1/15

April Civics Activity - Franchise & Elections

Bell - A Note for Freedom

Bill of Rights 5 - 8th

Cartography - maps hunt

Census - Population growth chart

Civics - projects, essays, quotes

Colonial & Revolutionary Americans

Colonial America Hunt

Adapt a PowerPoint template - on the 13 Original Colonies

The Common Good

Communication Hunt - explores ways to send a message

Constitution - Milestone Documents Essays

Constitution - Milestone Documents Projects

Constitution Day Facts Activity ms/hs

Constitution - Amending ms/hs

Constitution - Citizen's Rights ms/hs

Constitution - Elections and Terms ms/hs

Constitution - Electing the President

Constitution - Founded on Compromises

Constitution - Free Speech

Constitution - Health Who is in charge of yours? utd 1/15

Constitution - Preamble Facts 4 - 8th

Constitution - Privacy and the Digital Age ms/hs

Constitution - Susan B. Anthony and Right to Vote

Constitution - Supreme Court Cases

Constitution - War & Peace ms/hs

Credit Cards Facts Activity

December Civics and History utd 11/14

Drought Presentation - pbl

Elbow Room - Exploring Population Density

Elections and Voting projects

Emancipation Proclamations activity

Emergence - do things organize without an organizer?

February Civics Hunt 2 ms/hs

February Civics and History Activity int/ms

dollar sign Finance - Luxury or necessity?

dollar sign Your Personal Financial Survival Plan

dollar sign Credit Card

Flag Facts Internet Activity utd 5/09

Follies Hunt - explores consumer issues

Founding Mothers & the Daughters of Liberty

GeoWeb - Be a cyber cartographer - pbl

Gerrymandering - Does your vote count?

GIS - introduction

Gouverneur Morris, The Constitution and Slavery

Government - Sunshine Laws ms/hs pbl

Make your own Country-themed Internet Hunt

GPS - harnessing new technology utd 1/15

Understanding and Using GIS

History Mystery Message - Civics

Ininatig's Gift of Sugar: The Tradition of Native Sugarmaking

spacerMaple syrup and Sugarbush Math

Inventors and Inventions

January Civics and History activity utd 1/15

June Civics Exploration - The Supreme Court

July Facts Internet Hunt

June Facts Internet hunt

Lincoln Bicentennial event

Lunar Society and the Homebrew Computer Club

March Civics Activity

May Civics Facts

Mystery Object Historical Challenge

National Parks from A-Z - take a virtual vacation!

Navajo - Songs from the Loom Activity

Nine O´Clock Lullaby Activity - time zones

Exploring Native Americans 6th up

Compare and Contrast Native Americans

Outstanding Native Americans 4th up

November Civics & History activity utd 10/15

October Civics Activity

Pennsylvania Government by the Numbers

Polly Cooper Native American Heroine at Valley Forge utd 11/14

Presidential Facts activity- the office, people & powers

Presidential Math Project

Revolutionary War Spies Project

The Role of News Reporting and Public Forums in History

Sagan - Reflect on this mote of dust essay

September Civics Activity

Small Pieces, Loosely Joined activity

Supreme Courts - Compare & Contrast

Symbols of the U.S. Government activity 4-8

Thanksgiving Internet Scavenger Hunt int/ms

Thomas Paine and Common Sense

Women Leaders of the World

dollar sign Fact Check - State of the Union or State of the State

Pennsylvania Projects - > 50 activities

Pennsylvania Charters and Important Documents 7-12

Pennsylvania Map Activity 3-7

Prominent Pennsylvanians - over 780!

Women of Pennsylvania Activity

Founding Fathers from Pennsylvania

Watersheds - Lentic and Lotic 4th up

Citizen Rights of Pennsylvania and the United States

Make a Hunt based on State or Country Facts

Who Represents You? Civics research project

William Penn Day Activity Plan

Geography Awareness Week resources (Nov)

Off Site:

A Class Divided - compelling

All about the Middle East interactive engaging

National Educational Technology Standards for Students

Raid on Deerfield - an extraordinary site Check it out!

Scrooge for Mayor Webquest

Tomb of the Unknowns Hunt - Veterans Day

Veterans History Project at Library of Congress

Explore your Civics Knowledge

Pennsylvania Academic Standards: Civics & Government | Geography | History

Digital Vaults NARA

Centuries of Citizenship - Constitution timeline OUTSTANDING

Merlot - Multimedia Ed Resource and Learning & Online Teaching

National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)

Preparing Your Daughter or Son for the Next Century

An Act of Courage, The Arrest Records of Rosa Parks

Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms

The Avalon Project at Yale - digital documents related to the American Constitution;
the Cold War; and the United States concerning Native Americans and Slavery.

Hunts: Arts / Social Studies / Months & Holidays / Literature / Civics Projects and Essays / Problem Based Learning

"Learning .. is so valuable .. that it is therefore sacred. A Life filled with Learning is the greatest gift of all. A Life so lived is celebrated, the celebration being more like an Irish wake than like the mournful chant of loss so many tone. It is a Celebration of a Life Well Lived…and there are songs to be sung that honor the beauty of such a life, reminding us all of our purpose…and our potential." Paula Underwood, The Walking People

tiny gold star As I work on the web I come across hundreds of remarkable web sites. I have collected many of them in these links.

tiny gold star Frequently Asked Questions about these hunts. I do not provide answer keys.

tree icon Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Format - Highlight the text. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document in a contrasting color (not yellow) or font (avoid Symbol, blackmore, brodfont dear or other ornate artistic fonts). Save frequently as you work. Enter your name and the date, in the header of the document. Submit your document via electronic dropbox or email attachment. Bad things happen. Save a copy of your work on your computer.

January 7th, 2007 - I have decided to release some of my works to public domain.
Others are licensed under
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I continue to retain a full copyright protection on the majority of my work. That is noted on the individual works. Neither Fair Use nor the TEACH Act permit the distribution of copyrighted material via the Internet. You MAY NOT post them in a personal web site, a school web site, or in an intranet. Use of the materials here constitutes an agreement with these Terms of Use. Copyright issues. Frequently Asked Questions

Study Web excellence award

Web Wizard recognition

Adding Wisdom Award

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Terms of Use: I am providing some of the hunts in PDF. You'll need a free pdf program to use them like Adobe Acrobat Reader.
You may print the pdf copy for an answer sheet in a class.